Evan Roth is an artist and researcher based in Paris who explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture, making work simultaneously for the contemporary art world and the “bored at work” network. His notable pieces include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and LED Throwies (Graffiti Research Lab), White Glove Tracking, EyeWriter, Graffiti Analysis and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video.
His latest series of ‘multi-touch finger paintings’ has turned mundane actions, such as checking one’s Twitter, into a work of art. These paintings resemble Rorschach tests of the digital age. To create them, he places tracing paper of the screen of his iPhone and then, checks Twitter with an inked finger. The ‘Open Twitter, Check Twitter, Close Twitter’ series has one painting for each day in September, which seems to us to be a very reserved number of times to check Twitter. Other finger paintings in the same vein featured above are Slide to Un-lock and Launch Mail. Read Mail. Close Mail.