Wade Guyton

2011 Whitney Galawade guyton epson printerwade guyton userieswade guyton xseriesThe Wall Street Journal featured Wade Guyton on its art page(wsj11-30-12) as one of the current rock stars of the art world he is currently getting close to $800,000.00 per painting. I highly recommend reading the Wall Street Journal article which outlines his rapid rise to fame as well as several other superstars of the art world. The article is an education in what it takes to make it to the top of the art scene. Guyton was working as a security guard in DiaChelsea a non-profit art space in New York when he and artist Kelley Walker began experimenting with creating art on flatbed scanners. He currently uses a large-scale Epson Stylus Pro 9600 to print out colored letters in various colors. The U and X series are the most well known. Printing glitches add some variation to the paintings. He uses typefaces and pages torn from books and various types of substrates to print on which encourages the printer to drip and smear ink on the printing. His work has been featured at the Whitney Gallery and he is represented by the Petzel Gallery.

~ by ALTERSPACE on December 5, 2012.

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