Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2016
Epson UltraChrome HDR on linen, 213.4 x 175.3 cm
Photo: Ron Amstutz © Wade Guyton
WADE GUYTON - Das New Yorker AtelierMuseum Brandhorst
Over the last two years, Wade Guyton has created a new series of paintings that will be on view at the Museum Brandhorst for the first time in its full range and complexity. While minimalist symbols such as the letters X and U, stripes, and monochrome surfaces were the prominent features in his previous work, Guyton’s new canvases surprise with an array of diverse motifs and techniques: cell phone snapshots of his New York studio, screen captures of the online edition of the New York Times, as well as abstract forms. The latter are in fact extreme enlargements of bitmap files, offering a closer look into the ‘anatomy’ of digital visual language. The exhibition at the Museum Brandhorst features over 30 pictures on linen, a series of drawings in vitrines, and two video projections. The accompanying catalogue includes a conversation between the artist, Johanna Burton, and Achim Hochdörfer.