Ryan Stew­art Nault Illustrates Everyday Objects in a Minimalist Ma

 - Dec 19, 2011
References: flickr & brwnpaperbag
The cliche goes, "less is more," but it's a completely true adage when applied to the artwork of Ryan Stew­art Nault. You won't find the hyperrealistic sensibilities of modern day digital artists in these rustic analog pieces, but that's what makes them so exciting.

It's quite striking how little there is in a Ryan Stew­art Nault painting. The subject of one painting seems to be just two planks of wood resting upon a wall of a minimally furnished room. The shadows in his illustrations are also often inaccurate if one were to map out his light sources, but there's a definite charm to the pieces in their humbleness. It reminds viewers of their relation to art before they became jaded by too much visual stimulation.