Wade Guyton, Red Fire for SMC


Wade Guyton (American, b. 1972)

Red Fire for SMC, 2018

Medium: Epson Ultrachrome HDX print on coated fine art paper

Dimensions: 19 x 15 in.

Edition of 100 + 10 AP: Hand signed and numbered

Condition: Mint


Wade Guyton dedicates his work to the means of digital image production. Instead of using classical mediums, such as painting brushes, crayons or printing plates, he creates his artworks with inkjet printers, scanners, and desktop computer programs. Guyton channels the perfections and imperfections of these accessible everyday technologies onto canvas and paper by purposefully misusing his printers with commands and materials that exceed its design specifications. Blank paper, catalogue pages and linen are fed through inkjet printers several times. Over the years, the artist has developed a “signature style” comprised of certain symbols, such a Xs, Us, stripes and flames, which are entered into computer applications before being printed to various forms of support. Wade Guyton leaves the outcome of the final artwork to chance, as mechanical errors, unplanned overlaps and constantly varying toner levels add unintended streaks and other painterly qualities to the composition. Although Wade Guyton’s art appears Minimalist and mechanical, its interpretation relies upon the intersection between the artist’s hand and mechanical creation. Guyton has exhibited at various major institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; and National Gallery, Warsaw. He participated in the 2013 and 2009 Venice Biennale, the 2007 Lyon Biennale, and the 2004 Whitney Biennial and the 2013 Carnegie International. In 2014, Wade Guyton received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art. American, b. 1972, Hammond, Indiana, based in New York.

Wade Guyton, Red Fire for SMC

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