Published on the occasion of the exhibition Wade Guyton: Das New York Atelier, curated by Achim Hochdörfer, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, January 28 - April 30.
Instead of the minimal, repeated letters that characterize his best-known work, Guyton’s new paintings feature a diverse range of imagery, all digitally captured. Some of these works show recognizable forms—the newspaper homepage, the view from Guyton’s Bowery studio—and some dissolve into abstraction as their source material is subject to extreme enlargement. Taking snapshots and screen-captures and printing them on his huge printer, Guyton has created works that reflect, in their content and their making, the rapid expansion of the digital code into all areas of life. Published to accompany the first exhibition of these new works at the Museum Brandhorst, this volume also features texts by Johanna Burton and Achim Hochdörfer.