Paul Cordes Wilm

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Paul Cordes Wilm, 2012

Paul Cordes Wilm (born November 17, 1970 in Theodore, Mobile County) is a visual artist, musician, filmmaker, videographer, and writer residing in Birmingham. Wilm and his identical twin brother Peter were the last of five siblings. Wilm moved to Montevallo in 1990 to attend the University of Montevallo. After graduating with a degree in English, Wilm moved to Birmingham to work with the Birmingham AIDS Outreach working with AIDS victims.

His style combines pop art with elements of folk art, and has thus been labeled "folk-pop" [1]. His paintings are on display in various spots around Birmingham, including ROJO. Pop artist Andy Warhol and Montgomery folk artist Mose T are cited as infleunces. Wilm has been in various local bands, including Every Alice on Earth, Nowhere Squares and Fred and Daily. He has also directed music videos for the band Enon which have aired on MTV Europe, as well as for Birmingham bands Wray and The Dirty Lungs.

Wilm released his first solo album, Eternal Ice Cream, on March 1, 2011 under the name Psychic Tuesday, which is the name of his blog.

In March, 2012, Wilm's art was featured at ArtFolk Gallery. That collection, entitled "Silent Majority", later was shown at galleries in Mobile and Huntsville.

Wilm's work has been regularly exhibited at Bare Hands Gallery, Naked Art and ArtWalk, and have been featured as cover art on Black & White and Birmingham Weekly newspapers. He also has had notable paintings displayed at Bottletree Cafe, Big Bad Breakfast, Crestwood Coffee, Marty's PM, Piggly-Wiggly, Rojo, Saturn and University Place.

In August, 2015, Wilm's statue "Forging Ahead" was one of the first two Vulcan replicas unveiled during the opening ceremony of the Vulcans on Parade. In early 2017 Wilm painted a Crestwood mural on the side of Crestwood Tavern. In 2019 he was commissioned for the Don't Ever Stop mural of Mark Lindsey, which is installed at Lindsey Office Furnishings on Morris Avenue.


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