Paul Dewis

Printmaking tutor
Paul Dewis

Paul studied painting at The University of East London 1990 – 93 and Printmaking at The Slade 1994 – 96. As well as a printmaking tutor here at Morley College, Paul is also a specialist printmaking technician at Central Saint Martins.

Paul has over fifteen years experience teaching printmaking at foundation, degree, MA and adult education level at Central Saint Martins and the  London Print Studio, where Paul was a studio co ordinator for ten years. Paul has also gained invaluable knowledge and experience working in leading fine art print editioning studios.

Paul works across both printmaking and painting, approaches and techniques of one overflowing into the other. Paintings are often sanded and polished back treating the canvas more like an etching plate. Within print Paul works predominately with woodcut, producing dense, multilayered prints, usually cut reductively. Paul’s approach often uses the multiplicity and reproducibility of the printed image not as a means to produce a uniform edition, but as the potential to develop the image through experimentation, the out come often a series of unique images.

Surface, distance, density, the microscopic, the out of reach and the overlooked are underlying themes of Paul’s work. Analogue photographs taken on cheap cameras, sometimes out of focus, photographs built up purposefully, sometimes randomly through in camera multiple exposure, Snappy Snaps and time in the darkroom act as the starting points for work.

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