Ryan Nault

Employing a visual shorthand that draws from the deep history of the medium, Ryan Nault’s paintings recreate the flatness and artificiality of looking at a screen. The artist paints directly from screen-cropped and enlarged photos taken from the internet and social media. Nault’s paintings are accumulations of abstract marks that often struggle to cohere into an image when viewed up close—challenging viewers’ sense of certainty about both the work’s subject and the act of looking itself.


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