Eva Pietzcker was born in Tübingen in 1966 and studied fine art at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. She has been fascinated by printmaking since she was a child and after experimenting with etchings and serigraph she is now dedicated to the art of Japanese woodcut printmaking, or moku hanga. Of the technique she writes, "Compared to the Western method, where oil-based ink, applied to the block with a roller, is printed onto the paper's surface with the help of a press, in the Japanese style, watercolor paint is applied to the block with brushes and printed by hand, allowing the color to seep deeply into the soft Japanese paper. As a result, these Japanese style prints tend to have a more painterly appearance and can often resemble watercolor paintings."
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