One of the founders of minimalism in art, Robert Ryman’s paintings are exercises in control and reduction. Invariably using a square format and white paint he sensitively explores brushwork, surfaces and materials.
Such a refined collection of work required a delicate response which allowed the paintings visual space. Each work is isolated on its own page. In order to unify the images all background colour was carefully replaced with the same muted neutral tone.
Ryman’s work conducts a direct relationship with the viewer. The cover reflects this by featuring the artist’s surname on linen material relating to the bare canvas often left exposed in his work. Opening the cover flat reveals the artist’s first name on the back cover, suggesting a range of display options.
Designed for Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels, the book featured in Grafik Magazine as one of the best 25 pieces of work in 2006.