'Guyton's 'X' paintings assert themselves in a visual environment of mass-produced, instantaneously diffused imagery. But as Guyton acknowledges, the difficulty lies not so much in 'saying there's no such thing as an original image, but knowing full well that it's not a very original thing to say' (Guyton, quoted in S. Rothkopf, 'Color, Power and Style', in Modern Pictures, p. 74 Cologne, 2007).
The paintings are printed on linen canvas, which is folded and then repeatedly fed (or forced, pulled, squashed, sometimes yanked) through an inkjet printer and bear the 'painterly' effects of mishaps caused by dragging and mis-registration and the uneven build-up of ink. In effect they are monotypes of sorts--prints, called paintings, that are related yet invariably distinct from one another' (E. Fisher, Material Intelligence, exh. cat., Cambridge, 2009, unpaged).