Mobile Art has quickly emerged as an art form which has been adopted by an international network of artists who began creating drawings, paintings and photography on their devices and publishing the works to various social networking and exhibition sites. This artistic medium has also been adopted by high profile artists like David Hockney and John Baldessari. Due to the attention received by the publication of iPhone “fingerpainted” plein air covers for The New Yorker magazine, professionals and art hobbyists from all over the world have flocked to the medium.
In October 2010, I participated in first Mobile Art Con with the International Association of Mobile Digital Artists hosted by NYU ITP at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. The conference brought together visual artists, designers, musicians and app developers from around the world to discuss art and music created on handheld touch screen devices (iPhones/iPads, etc) from a creative, technical and historical perspective. The event featured artist presentations, app demonstrations, and forums by app developers. I exhibited some of my first mobile made art in addition I gave a lecture and demonstration on printing for the participants.
"The birth and dawn of a new art form has arrived. Don't be fooled by it's seeming simplicity. The utilitarian sophistication has been informed by centuries of artistic expression to appear efforless yet it's anything but. The creative freedom of mobile art allows artists of all disciplines to create the moment "it" hits their soul - anywhere." - Christine Finkelson, 2010