Erik Desmazieres imaginary libraries

Erik Desmazières is considerd one of the greatest contemporary printmakers, and has had 7 museum retrospectives in Europe, Canada and the United States during the past few years. In 2009 he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’Institut de France.Erik Desmazières has long been inspired by libraries, be they real or imaginary. Also attracted by architecture, the artist could only be fascinated by the National Library, expanded and renovated by Henri Labrouste under the second Empire. Inspired by the iron and glass architecture, he faithfully recreates the proportions of the majestic room while also conveying the atmosphere of a cozy place, full of silent readers.