Imperial Shipyard

[Kaiserliche Werft Danzig was a German shipbuilding company founded in 1852 as Königliche Werft Danzig and renamed Kaiserliche Werft after the proclamation of the German Empire in 1871. Together with Kaiserliche Werft Kiel and Kaiserliche Werft Wilhelmshaven it was one of three shipyards responsible for maintenance, repair and construction of warships for the Imperial German Navy. Kaiserliche Werft Danzig closed in 1918 after the end of World War I, but soon opened when Danziger Werft was founded on its site in 1919]

Imperial Shipyard is a new series of digital collages where I use my own photographs of the for mention shipyard in my home town of Gdańsk. I juxtapose these images with abstract painting which is done on heavy duty paper and then scanned or photographed. I'm using acrylic paint and impasto techniques. Also spray paint, thick crayons and graphite. Then the meticulous adjusting begins with many hours of finding the perfect tonality for the end effect.

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