Interview with Artist Jorge Colombo

Magazine: The New Yorker's cover was painted with Brushes

Magazine: The New Yorker's cover was painted with Brushes

Not everything at the App Store is a game – the market may be overwhelmingly action-oriented, but there are those who carve  unique niches using the iPhone’s hardware to create new markets. Steve Sprang, author of Brushes, is one those. He commandeered the iPhone’s touch screen to create what artist Jorge Colombo has proven with his unique iPhone paintings to be a perfectly functional and portable canvass. Mr. Colombo’s iSketch series is painted on-location around New York and is gaining momentum as both a newly recognised sub-genre of painting and as an innovative use of technology in art. He was kind enough to answer a few of my questions and supply insight into both the static and dynamic nature of art ad the artist.

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Brushes

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Brushes’ App Spotlight in the New Yorker – Artist Jorge Colombo is also a PR Genius

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Brushes, by Steve Sprang is no slouch when it comes to digital pixel art. I reviewed it and loved it – in fact, Grabbed it; but imagine if, instead of the zombie-head drawn by yours truly, a masterpiece could have been brushed? Artist Jorge Colombo has done just that. Hitherto, painting iPhone painting apps have been simple doodlers for the bored. Brushes, which will surely inspire imitators from around the web, is a masterpiece itself; it is the raw material for artists in a new age.

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