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Alexandra Bircken: A–Z

Wade Guyton


  • Year2004
  • MaterialEpson UltraChrome ink on canvas
  • Dimensions163 x 104.3 cm
  • Year of acquisition2018
  • Inventory numberUAB 1090
  • On viewBasement floor

More about the artwork

Even in his early works, Wade Guyton was dealing with the effects of digital technologies on art and the creative process. This textile piece is the result of the interplay between artist and technology. Guyton designs his motifs on the computer; he then uses an ink-jet printer to transfer them onto canvas. The mechanical “mistakes”—irregularities, stripes, stains—are what define his works, no longer the brushstrokes of the painter. He thus places himself in the tradition of Andy Warhol and his silkscreened paintings. As Warhol said: “The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine.” Guyton consistently extends this approach by confronting the canvas as a traditional medium for painting with the methods of digital image production.

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Andy Warhol, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975, UAB 529aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen (Alphanso Panell), 1975
Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), 1968, UAB 448aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (New York City), 1968
Die Malerei 'Vasarely' von Thomas Bayrle zeigt in optischer Illusion eine Vielzahl kleiner, verzerrter Köpfe. Um das Gemälde ist ein dunkler Holzrahmen gefasst. An der linken Bildseite ragt der große Kopf eines Mannes mit Brille seitlich in das Bild.
Thomas Bayrle Vasarely, 1965
Alexandra Bircken„Fruit Sticker I”, 2021 Edition für das Museum Brandhorst, Tuch mit buntem Digitaldruck auf Seide
Alexandra Bircken Fruit Sticker I, 2021
Bruce Nauman *1941, Mean Clown Welcome, 1985, UAB 299aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Bruce Nauman Mean Clown Welcome, 1985