|Erik Desmazières, born in Rabat in 1948, is described as “arguably the finest French printmaker of his generation”. Recently honored with a retrospective exhibition at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam, Desmazières has received the Grand Prix des Arts de la Ville de Paris, and was elected to the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Français, where he currently serves as Vice President. |
Desmazières’s etchings are at once shockingly strange and profoundly realistic. Employing fine technical skill, perspectival brilliance, and idiosyncratic imagery, his work is both recognizable for its antecedents—Giovanni Batista Piranesi (1720-1778), the Old Masters, and a childhood love of science fiction—and wholly unique.