Erik Desmazières, ‘La Place Désertée’, 1979, Childs Gallery

About Erik Desmazières

The work of modern master printer Erik Desmazières looks as though it might have been created centuries ago, with its carefully rendered lines reminiscent of Albrecht Dürer, Jacques Callot and Francesco Piranesi—albeit with a touch of science fiction. An accomplished draftsman, Desmazières creates work filled with uncanny attention to detail and executed with a hand for atmospheric light and shadow. His work ranges from the hyperrealistic (his views of Paris) to the fantastic (the illustrations he created for Jorge Luis Borges’ Library of Babel) and the surreal (images of giant crabs and undulating cities). Combining this vivid sense of imagination with the artist’s steady and sure hand, Desmarzières has been described as “arguably the finest French printmaker of his generation.”

French, b. 1948, Rabat, Morocco, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows on Artsy

Erik Desmazières: Imaginary Places, Childs Gallery, Boston

Group Shows on Artsy

We Like It So Much, Childs Gallery, Boston
The Annual Exhibition, Childs Gallery, Boston
Real/Surreal, Childs Gallery, Boston