The imagery of the paintings were determined by searching “Art” in the Google search engine. I created paint-by-number templates from the images that come up on the search. In an attempt to disconnect myself from formal and “creative” issues, I paint and complete the paint-by-numbers in a kind of act of following the prescribed image that Google gave me.
Through out Modernism, the question of what art is has been asked many times. By defining art through purely quantifying and democratic means, I hope to bring a fresh angle on familiar themes such as artistic authorship, creative originality, and the role of painting in the digital age.