Wade Guyton - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

  • Catalogue Essay

    Wade Guyton’s work concentrates on the relationship between canvas and digital technology. The artist uses Epson inkjet printers along with segments torn from books, catalogues and fabrics to create multi-media works. The resulting images challenge the pre-conceived idea of a print out: they reflect the struggle between the machine and the material and emphasise the importance of the exploration, documentation and appreciation of this process.

    Untitled, carried out in 2004, exemplifies this technique. The work features the stamping of UltraChrome injet onto a golden backdrop. The imposed red circles, forming part of his lexicon formatted in and taken from Microsoft Word, are printed directly onto the canvas. The resulting image and arrangement reflects an amalgamation of choice and chance: bearing the creative results of both printer and artist.

    “Because of the process with the works on canvas, I must reject or accept whatever the results are. I can't work back into them after they are stretched like some painters can.” Wade Guyton



Epson UltraChrome inkjet on canvas
169 x 96 cm (66 1/2 x 37 3/4 in.)
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

£60,000 - 90,000 

Sold for £74,500

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm