What is art? This is a question that has vexed and perplexed artists, philosophers, and viewers for quite some time. There's a new wrinkle in the debate, created by a collection of iPhone oil paintings.
No, these aren't works on canvas generated with a brush and oil paints. These are abstract designs rendered from the layer of accumulated grease on an iPhone's screen.
The artist behind these images, J.K. Keller, has curated a collection of animated GIFs to really show off the fine lines and smudges of his masterpieces. Some take the form of hypnotic vortexes. Some play with reflected light to make them look waterlike. … Read more