"Night Shift #2"
This artwork, an art paper collage on canvas, (the 37th in my expanding dedicated series loosely based on the fortification designs of Vauban) uses pre-cut angles coloured with red, yellow, silver and black acrylic paints, which were then applied in a measured interwoven design to an 81 x 60 cm stretched canvas painted black with some lighter touches. These painted angles were carefully applied at a 30° angle to the horizontal… and represent an active and dynamic night atmosphere.
All my recent artworks using painted or applied elements of carefully drawn angles originally based on the works of Maréchal Vauban, or Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707), who is considered one the of the greatest military engineers of all time. In his life he was responsible for the fortification of over 160 places in France… but his major contribution to warfare was his methods of attack, which revolutionised siege warfare. However, the shapes and angles of his defensive walls surrounding many French towns and seaports have influenced the design of my more recent artworks.
Images / words © Ed Buziak 2017.
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