With the latest mobile phones taking full advantage of responsive capacitive touchscreens, it seems like there’s no limit to what you can get up to. Phone Arts looks to take advantage, letting you create your own mini artwork and share it on a website tailored to mobile phones.
The results are inevitably varied – with some pieces of artwork looking like they belong in a modern art gallery, and others looking more like a doodle in Microsoft Paint.
Unfortunately, despite the promising premise, one recurring theme from the Phone Art contributions is a lack of overall detail in most of the pieces – a lot of the creations are based on colours or movement, highlighting the limitations of a relatively small screen and finger-based input. Some of the pieces do show a lot more evidence of thought and imagination, however, with a surprising amount of depth and detail.
Overall, the jury is still out on the results of the phone art pieces – are they really good enough to be classed as art, do they drive a response or create any feelings, or are they just doodles? We’d love to hear your opinion on Phone Arts.