Donated by Dean Tomarat


Linocut on Rives BFK paper

Edition: 2/20

42” x 42”

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Eric Rewitzer specializes in linocut printmaking, a variant of relief printmaking. In linocut printmaking, one carves into the flat surface of linoleum with sharp hand tools, removing the non-printing parts of the design so that the image becomes a plate ready for printing. This surface is then inked with a roller and printed using a monotype press for deep rich ink coverage or by hand for a more weathered effect. The resulting prints feature strong, graphic forms, and also the visible traces of Eric Rewitzer’s hand: carved lines and shapes, inked, and pressed into beautiful handmade paper. Culturally, this type of printmaking preserves a hands-on aesthetic, which is increasingly lost in the information age. As a printmaker, Eric employs a number of different skills, adding carving and printing to more familiar disciplines of drawing, composition, and color. Combining this discipline with the inspirations of the modern day – urban life, diversity, and the inherent human attachment to the natural world – has been the foundation of Eric’s artistic exploration for years. Today, the linocuts he creates incorporate elements of popular culture, interplay between natural and urban landscapes, and local history.

Eric was born and raised on the industrial shores of Lake Michigan. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and moved to the west coast in 1987. Eric finds constant inspiration in the scale and diversity of the the California culture and landscape, and will forever love the mix of natural beauty, urban grit, and human diversity on display in San Francisco.


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