Rufus Reineck's Profile

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:: Welcome to The Aquatint Box ::

Inspired by the lives of aging icons, forgotten stories, and the discarded remnants of fame, I create images as homage and testament to the unseen world.

My intent is to capture the every day as well as icons of celebrity in ways that are provocative and awe-inspiring.

I glean my inspiration wherever it can be found: from the pages of trashy magazines to old paperbacks, and the dust and details of each passing day. I have been irrevocably changed by my adventures around the globe and these experiences bear a powerful influence on the images I create.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from CCAC in Oakland, California where I was awarded first prize in the first annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 26
  • Joined March 18, 2009

Favorite materials

Trashy magazines, drypoint tools, roulette wheels, Rives BFK, Fabriano Tiepolo, Graphic Chemical, Jacaranda, Ceiba, Saguaro, hot tubs, whiskey, laughter, dreams

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About

:: Welcome to The Aquatint Box ::

Inspired by the lives of aging icons, forgotten stories, and the discarded remnants of fame, I create images as homage and testament to the unseen world.

My intent is to capture the every day as well as icons of celebrity in ways that are provocative and awe-inspiring.

I glean my inspiration wherever it can be found: from the pages of trashy magazines to old paperbacks, and the dust and details of each passing day. I have been irrevocably changed by my adventures around the globe and these experiences bear a powerful influence on the images I create.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from CCAC in Oakland, California where I was awarded first prize in the first annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Competition for my etchings and monoprints, and I am a proud member of the Good Wipe Club (hi Jack Ford).

I am passionate about printmaking in the Intaglio style. Intaglio is a method of incising an image onto a metal plate (zinc or copper) and manipulating the surface through various techniques. My favorite techniques are drypoint (a diamond-tipped tool used to scratch and carve directly into the surface of the plate) and aquatint (a magical process using ground tree rosin, a big box used to create a dust storm, a hot plate and multiple dips in an acid bath while stopping-out various part of the plate to protect from the acid, resulting in a variation of shades and tones). I love and depend upon my collection of roulette wheels, with a variety of dots-per-inch which can be pressed into and rolled over the plate for subtle patterns and textures.

I prefer my studio in Richmond, CA to just about anywhere on earth and generate work specifically for my Etsy shop. I have shown my work in a variety of galleries across California over the years, yet I prefer to work in peace without such formality. I welcome all of those with whom my work resonates.

To see more, please visit my website www.hannahreineck.com and please email if you have any questions or requests. Email: hannah [!at] hannahreineck.com

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