Paul Uhlmann

1962 - Pulse 2006
  • oil on canvas
313 cm x 200 cm

“I often went for night walks by the sea in remote locations along the Western Australian coastline.

I would take long walks of many hours journeying southward on the edge of the shoreline just as

evening was falling.  At twilight, I would marvel at the spectacular changing skyline with sulphurous greens appearing to arch and flare on the horizon over the sea.

Walking into darkness was like walking into a void. It was somewhat like being blind as I felt the landscape rather than saw it.  I sensed the immensity of space in all directions.  My solitude enhanced this feeling, and as I could not see my hands or my feet, I had the impression that my body had dissolved into space to become part of a much greater field.  The borders of my skin seemed to have vanished and to have become porous.  I attempted to paint this experience.” 

Paul Uhlmann, 2012

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The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Custodians of Country and recognises their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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