Wade Guyton is a post-conceptual American artist best known for his monochrome digital paintings made with an Epson inkjet printer. In his early work, Guyton used a desktop printer to lay black X-shapes, which would become his signature mark, over pages taken from interior design catalogues. His work recycles images using inkjet printing, photo silk-screening, and stenciling to imitate abstract paintings. Wade Guyton plays with the multiple possibilities provided by contemporary digital printing technologies. Much of his work explores slips and ‘flaws’ in these processes despite their capacity to create ‘perfect’ prints. Here, the artist uses images captured from The New York Times website. Printed in one day, the edition inevitably varies as headlines update, thus posing an inquiry into the currency of images amidst the ubiquity of information in the digital age.
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