PART ONE: GETTING ACQUAINTED
By Ryan Stewart Nault
Published by Museums Press
28 pages, 21.6 x 28cm, saddle stitched, full colour digital print throughout, first edition of 100, 2012.
'Ryan Stewart Nault is an artist currently based in Chicago, but originally from Michigan. His paintings often incorporate sculptural and everyday elements (t-shirts, plants, gloves), with a tonality akin to modern American painting, the likes of Edward Hopper et al, described by Ryan as harbouring the effects of 'domestic comfort'. This book collates a series of realistic paintings as well as abstract sketches based around ideas of solitary living and getting to know ones own surroundings.'