11/16/2019 – 3/1/2020
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.