Authentic woodblock printing with multiple plates is a very time-consuming and difficult process to produce a coloured print. For the numerous subtle colour nuances, artist Olaf Hoppe had to cut six different wooden panels and print them on top of each other with millimetre precision. With this specialized technique the artist is internationally appreciated.
In this video you will see how the different layers are superimposed to create an impressive work of art. You can purchase the video of the artwork as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT):
Olaf Hoppe: “Genesis III” (Gray Seashell) 2001
Original color woodcut from 6 woodblocks
Edition of 200 copies on handmade paper, numbered and signed by hand
Motif size 37 x 37 cm
Sheet size 52 x 52 cm