EDWARD BURTYNSKY "SHIPYARD #18, CHINA", 2005
Edward Burtynsky (b. 1955) is Canada's most successful photographer.
A noted filmmaker, entrepreneur and environmental advocate, Burtynsky is first known internationally for his large scale images documenting the consequences and process of using the earth's natural resources.
In this striking image, we have an intersection of two of Burtynsky's most intriguing subjects, both the shipping industry and the tremendous industrial power and growth of contemporary China.
Burtynsky is at his best when the palette and texture of the image transcends the narrative or didactic element of the work. Here the viewer is confronted with an elaborate, highly sculptural, hull of a ship. Examined individually, the different metal elements recall a range of other artistic predecessors ranging from impressionism to the austerity of Anselm Kiefer.
Edward Burtynsky's work can be found in the permanent collection of countless museums including the National Gallery of Canada, the Guggenheim, TATE Modern (London) and MoMA to mention a few.
"Shipyard #18, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China 2005"
Additional images available on request.
Chromogenic color print
From an edition of 25
Signed and numbered by the artist on label verso.
22"W 18"H (image)
25"W 29"H (framed)
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