Back to Biographies Paul Laidler
Research Associate, CFPR
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Paul works across a broad range of projects at the Centre for Fine Print Research including both industrial and fine art based projects. Paul’s area of research within the centre looks at facilitation and transcription methods for artists wanting to realise artworks using digital print technologies.

By working alongside a series of artists such as Richard Hamilton Paul has been using the collaborative workshop model as a method of investigation for his PhD study. By undertaking a PhD Paul has been examining what could be best described as the role of the Master Printer in the digital age. The research will ask whether, through the increased democratisation of technology, if the role is still significant. It will also examine how the Master Printer may mediate the work and whether this is still acceptable or necessary, and if so what tactics and strategies have been previously used.

Paul’s engagement with print technology and practice led research comes from his background as an artist. He has degrees in both Illustration and Printmaking and has exhibited work nationally and internationally. Paul’s art practice is concerned with the mediatory experience of images upon our perception of reality. His artworks are representative of an image world phenomenon inducing oscillations between two and three dimensions and blurring the boundaries of reality and fiction.


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