Swiss-born Nicolas Party, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed artists working today, is known for his color-saturated paintings of everyday objects, with distinctly personal yet very accessible and recognizable imagery - bright, graphic patterns applied to canvases, ceramics, furniture, floors, ceilings, doorways and walls. He captures the essence of his subjects in surprising ways, heightening their physical and emotional resonance. Fascinated by the power of paint to alter our perception of the built environment and, within a gallery context, how we experience art, Party regularly paints murals, either as stand-alone works or as carefully orchestrated settings for his practice. This is the first book dedicated to his practice and the first to examine in totality his career to date, and it's a must-read for collectors and fans of contemporary art.
Stéphane Aquin is the Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Stefan Banz was an artist, writer and curator based in Cully, where he was the Director of the Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp.
Melissa Hyde is an associate professor of art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Ali Subotnick is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles.
Hardcover, 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in., 160 pages, 200 illustrations