Matthew Watkins is ‘numero uno’ in Europe to exhibit his iPhone paintings

Benjamin Rabe

[This site is on display during the exhibition, so if you want to leave a message to the visitors, please do so in the comments!]

Bari, Italy | 19.09.09: Matthew Watkins, canadian artist living in Italy and editor of this site opens the gates to his first art-show, L’arte ai tempi dell’iPhone today at C&C, the Apple-Retailer in Bari, Italy.

Storefront, Picture by the artist

Storefront, Picture by the artist

Matthew has not only put up a large collection of his fingerpaintings, visitors will also be able to see the world’s first handmade Tibetan carpets designed on an iPhone.

Carpet designed on the iPhone, by Matthew Watkins

Carpet designed on the iPhone, by Matthew Watkins

Like many, Matthew has discovered fingerpainting (i.e. painting on the iPhone) early 2009, and it has unleashed his creative forces in such an impressive way that by now he has painted over 300 little masterpieces. Every piece seems to tell his own little story, and often he adds some additional lines or even dialogues to enrich those ‘orphaned stories‘ as he calls them.

The art-show got quite some media buzz in Italy, with Matthew being on the Newspaper and even TV.

Matthew Watkins on Italian TV

Matthew Watkins on Italian TV

So, you can’t come? Then go have a at look our gallery. 🙂 Thx, Matthew and everybody enjoy the show!


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