Wade Guyton

ZEICHNUNGEN VON DRAMA AND FRÜHSTUCK IM ATELIER, VOL. II, PAGES 3-4

2017
digital c-print in aluminum black matte powder-coated frame
44 1/2 x 63 1/4 inches
edition 11 of 15, 2 AP

Artist Wade Guyton produces drawings and paintings by means of computers and Epson printers rather than pencils and paintbrushes. His use of digital tools taken from modern life — iPhones, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Photoshop — redefines the parameters of the artist’s touch and the boundaries of what constitutes painting in a technologically-driven world. For the drawings in this series, Guyton prints compositions onto torn pages of art books, melding the two images together. These are then haphazardly piled and photographed on the floor of his New York studio, with the tripod of the camera and a random wire visible in the lower left corner. Guyton flattens the pictorial space and unites the three elements — wire, tripod leg, and drawings — with the slightly scratched rubber floor tiles. The composition suggests that the viewer is getting a rare glimpse into the artist’s studio practice, however staged the image may be. Wade Guyton was the honoree at TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art in 2014, and his work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

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