For this artist's book, Wade Guyton (born 1972) decided to print a large-format painting on a 1:1 scale, recomposed across 360 pages. Flipping through the pages, the reader encounters the fragments of a unique work, which might potentially be reconstructed by joining the pages together. This book constitutes a reflection on questions of reproduction, the original, the source and the act of re-formation at the heart of Guyton's practice. If it can be said that Guyton's minimalistic "paintings," which connect directly to the history of abstraction, conjure a restructuring of modernist art and design, Wade Guyton: WG3031 offers a mise en abyme of these procedures. This book is published in a limited edition of 700 copies.
The color of Wade Guyton's kitchen floor determines the titles of his artist's book series Drawings. After Blue, Red and Yellow, he presents Red Vol. II, which depicts a collection of magazine pages, overprinted with geometric shapes, piled onto his kitchen floor.
In his yellow-tiled studio kitchen, New York–based artist Wade Guyton (born 1972) photographed magazine pages overprinted with geometric shapes and reproduced these on the same yellow tile in the exhibition, connecting the two spaces. This publication documents his installation.
For his exhibition at the Secession in Vienna, Wade Guyton has produced this artist’s book, which consolidates his work across more than 60 color pages. The book enacts his creative methods, which often involve appropriated imagery from books or art magazines, so that the photographed pile of images and cut-outs on the first page diminishes as one leafs through.
With this publication, American painter Wade Guyton (born 1972) brings his conception of painting and its reproducibility to the book format. He first had the volume designed, then printed it on the same ink-jet printers he uses for his large-format serial prints on canvas; these pages were then scanned and printed by offset.
This artist's book reproduces 60 "print-painting" works by Wade Guyton, in which he layers reproductions from books and art magazines, tweaking the act of stacking into a painterly gesture. The pile of pictures and magazine snippets on the first page grows ever smaller as the pages are turned, leading the reader through the titular big picture: a book reenactment of Guyton's "print-painting" process.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Yilmaz Dziewior, Janneke de Vries. Interviews by Yilmaz Dziewior, Daniel Baumann, Scott Rothkopf, Janneke de Vries.
This first monograph on the prominent New York City artist, Wade Guyton, whose name has lately been appearing on the international art circuit with increasing regularity (often together with his sometimes-collaborator, Kelley Walker), features a selection of Guyton's chromatically cool, large-format serial prints on canvas. These object-like, Minimalistic "paintings," which sometimes connect directly to Bauhaus aesthetics, sometimes to Constructivism, Concrete, Appropriation or Conceptual art, convey a particular kind of humor and beauty, conjuring a re-formation and re-structuring of Modernist art and decor. Incorporating scanned pictures of flames, stripes, squares, points and holes drawn in the computer, as well as typed U's and X's, the works feel resolutely undefined and open to interpretation, even as the book's title refers directly to the advertising slogan for Olympus digital cameras: "Color. Power. Style. Find your Verve." Amen.
During the past decade, Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has emerged as one of the most innovative and influential artists of his generation by using common technology to reinvent abstraction and question the ways in which images function and circulate. His works range from "drawings" made by printing letters and shapes on found book pages using word-processing software to "paintings" executed by running sheets of primed canvas through a large-format printer. The misuse of these machines results in accidents that create subtle painterly incident while gesturing to a world of technological failure and possibility. Guyton's works are often deployed in dramatic architectural installations; drawings fill dozens of vitrines and multi-panel paintings stretch fifty feet wide or more than twenty feet high. This book illuminates Guyton's unconventional working methods and the development of his techniques, showcasing the visual flair and conceptual provocation inherent in his art.
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