Wade Guyton

b. 1972, Hammond, IN, USA


Wade Guyton
Wade Guyton, Untitled (Red Dot), 2005




With works such as Untitled Printer Drawing (2003), Wade Guyton first adopted a large scale Epson inkjet printer to add heavy black lines and letters to existing print media. Although these simple forms come to dominate the new works, in situ they carry such a spectrum of potential meaning that they are ultimately ambiguous. As Guyton's work progressed, the simplicity of these motifs lent themselves to the artist's experiments with inkjet printing. Feeding a range of materials, including canvas and plywood, into his printers, Guyton also actively interferes with the printing process by tugging and moving the materials. By repurposing this everyday copying technology, Wade Guyton reclaims it as the primary medium of his art.