Dreamscapes: iPhone Art Group Show
Paul Strand once said, "The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep." Never has this been more true than it is today. At the heart of iPhoneography, lies the fact that our cell phones are always with us: a device that allows life itself to appear on our screen anywhere we go, giving us a powerful set of tools with which we can interpret it, embellish it, or create something entriely new. Combine this ability, with thousands of apps allowing a rich, multi-layered appraoch to image editing, and you end up with a rapidly-growing group of highly prolific artists whose work is not just a record of daily life, but a transformation of those moments into a unique vision of the world.
This selection of works is tied together by the broad theme of dreamscapes. From the ordinary, everyday objects and sights that are presented with a unique perspective, to whimsical, surreal environments and mysterious figures, to highly manipulated images of a darker nature — all these works have come from deep within the subconscious — from the place where dreams are born. In the end, it is the ability to bring our deepest imaginings out into the open quickly, and on a daily basis, that lies at the heart of what makes the new medium of mobile art so compelling.
— Daria Polichetti, founder of iPhoneArt.com and curator of this exhibitHelen Breznik