Wade Guyton is an artist born in 1972 in Indiana. He attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned a BA, before moving to New York, where he received his MFA in 1998. Guyton applies inkjet printing techniques to canvas. The resulting images often contain streaks, drips, and blurring, which are natural consequences of the unpredictable interactions between ink and linen. He has described such interactions as evidence of the “struggle” between the printer and the material. Thus, while Guyton’s images are based on meticulously drawn plans, he can never be sure how the finished artwork will turn out. The colour black and the letter x are frequently seen in Guyton’s creations, and he often produces his pictures in series.