Wade Guy­ton
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Exhibition

Wade Guy­ton

Ap­pro­pri­a­tion Art
© Wade Guyton, Foto: Larry Lamay
November 16, 2019 - March 1, 2020
Museum Ludwig
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Born in 1972, the Amer­i­can artist Wade Guy­ton has cre­at­ed a con­cep­tu­al­ly con­sis­tent and re­fresh­ing­ly idiosyn­crat­ic oeu­vre for more than two de­cades. He is best known for his large-scale can­vas paint­in­gs made with a con­ven­tio­n­al ink­jet prin­t­er, with icon­ic mo­tifs such as flames, the let­ters X and U, and front pages of The New York Times web­site. Af­ter ac­quir­ing sev­er­al of the artist’s works for the col­lec­tion, the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is host­ing a ma­jor sur­vey ex­hi­bi­tion in 2019 that will pre­sent his oeu­vre from the be­gin­n­ing of his ca­reer to his most re­cent works. Guy­ton plays a key role in the ar­tis­tic en­gage­ment with im­ages in the dig­i­tal age. He com­bines tra­di­tio­n­al vi­su­al me­dia, such as primed can­vas, with dig­i­tal print­ing pro­cess­es so that de­lib­er­ate de­gra­da­tions lead to aes­thet­i­cal­ly as­ton­ish­ing re­sults. On the oc­ca­sion of the ex­hi­bi­tion, a full ca­t­a­logue of the artist’s so­lo ex­hi­bi­tions will be pub­lished with texts by Jo­han­na Bur­ton, Yil­maz Dziewior, Michelle Kuo, and Ker­stin Stake­mei­er.

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