UltraChrome K3 sur toile / Epson UltraChrome K3 inkjet on linen
325.1 x 274.3 cm
Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
© Guyton Wade
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
Wade Guyton uses a large-format printer to “paint” on canvas. He keeps the printing accidents, combining hance and technology. Untitled is part of a series of eleven paintings carried out in 2018 on the theme of the studio.
Created following Guyton’s usual creative process, in which an identical image is printed one or more times on a canvas folded in two, Untitled depicts a studio floor strewn with scraps of canvas. This image, taken with an iPhone, captures a moment in the workspace and shows it as a place of creation and production at rest, where nothing seems to be happening. Created in monumental dimensions using vertical framing and “misaligned” composition, the apparent banality of the subject seems to contradict the artist’s approach. Accident, shifts in meaning, overlapping, and color—all typical of Guyton’s approach—give the work a certain plastic and chromatic density.