Cara Nahaul: Limited Edition Book & Print

  • Cara Nahaul 'Swimming Lessons' + 'Palms Rising', 2022 Artist Book & Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print Book: 22.5 x 32...

    Cara Nahaul

    'Swimming Lessons' + 'Palms Rising', 2022
    Artist Book & Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print
    Book: 22.5 x 32 cm / 8.9 x 12.6 inches
    Print: 21 x 29.7 cm / 8.27 x 11.7 inches

    Edition of 50 + 5 APs
    £170

     

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  • Cara Nahaul 'Swimming Lessons', 2022 Artist Book 22.5 x 32 cm / 8.9 x 12.6 inches Edition of 50 +...

    Cara Nahaul

    'Swimming Lessons', 2022
    Artist Book
    22.5 x 32 cm / 8.9 x 12.6 inches

    Edition of 50 + 5 APs
    £65

     

    BUY BOOK

  • London-based artist Cara Nahaul (b. 1987, UK) saturates landscapes and interiors with colour and imagination to create sites of reflection upon identity, culture and memory. Her vibrant paintings explore the character of tropical places, in particular those connected with her familial heritage. In these works, pink palms sway against lemon hued skies, row boats lay scattered across scarlet beaches, and periwinkle mountains loom in the distance. Warming and alluring, Nahaul’s invented settings shift between the highly fictive and fantastically real, alluding to a personal and psychological undercurrent that quietly reverberates throughout. The artist invites viewers to imagine how they might mine, reconstruct and reflect upon their own personal histories.

     

    Nahaul’s drawings play an integral role in the development of her paintings, and push her use of simple line, form and bold colour even further into view. For her first collaboration with Cactus Moon Studio she has release a limited-edition book (Edition of 100 + 10 APs) at £65 each. Bringing together drawings in pastel, pencil and charcoal, the monograph replicates the look and feel of an artist sketchbook, punctuated with Nahaul’s hand-written texts. Presented alongside the publication is a signed and numbered limited-edition archival pigment print (Edition of 50 + 5 APs), offered alongside the book at a special price of £170. 

    Nahaul's book  'Swimming Lessons' shares the same title as her most recent solo exhibition at Taymour Grahne Projects, London (10 Sep - 22 Oct 2022). 

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    “Drawing, like swimming, is learning how to enjoy uncertainty.

    Drawing brings me a little closer to those I am separated from.”

     

     

  • About the Artist
    About the Artist

    Painting from personal memories, photographs, and stories collected from her childhood and present-day, Cara Nahaul constructs dream-like atmospheres and compositions through her intuitive and lively use of colour, blended softly with minimal line and form.

    Her experimental colour combinations summon differing energies: the silence and stillness of an inner courtyard, the intense pulsating heat of midday sun, or the cooling blush of sunset. Meanwhile, the flattened perspectives through the use of block colour and patten, and the simplification of form, allow the sense of place to take precedence over any true representation of location or narrative. Warming and alluring, Nahaul’s invented settings shift between the highly fictive and fantastically real, alluding to a personal and psychological undercurrent that quietly reverberates throughout. The artist invites viewers to imagine how they might mine, reconstruct and reflect upon their own personal histories.

     

    Nahaul’s drawings play an integral role in the development of her paintings, and push her use of simple line, form and bold colour even further into view. The use of coloured paper, and varying density of pastel and pencil markings evoke the magic and magnetisms of these otherworldly places. 

     

    Cara Nahaul is an artist living and working in London. She received a BA from Goldsmiths University, London and an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. Her work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Taymour Grahne Projects and Trade Gallery. She has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize twice, the inaugural Jerwood Painting Fellowship, and the Contemporary British Painting Prize, and recently completed public commissions for Vital Arts and Hospital Rooms.

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