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#PAFatHome: Artist-Commissioned Digital Suite

#PAFatHome: Artist-Commissioned Digital Suite

About

As we spend a substantial part of our days connecting with friends, family, and colleagues on our phones, computers, and other digital spaces, Public Art Fund welcomes you to use our brand, new artist-commissioned digital suite of materials across your virtual worlds as part of  #PAFatHome, an initiative to bring public art to people’s homes and screens.

We are pleased to present cellphone wallpapers, desktop wallpapers, and virtual meeting backgrounds by:

Petra Cortright
Aakash Nihalani
Olimpia Zagnoli

 

  • To save the jpegs on your phone, touch and hold the image until the Save option appears, select.
  • To save the jpegs on your PC computer, right-click and select Save As.
  • To save the jpegs on your Mac computer, press while holding the control button and select Save As.
  • You may also click the Download button below to access all of the images.
  • Instructions on how to set your Zoom background can be found here.
  • Instructions on how to set your background for Microsoft Teams meetings can be found here.
  • Images in the gallery below appear by artist alphabetically and in the following order: cellphone wallpaper, desktop wallpaper, and virtual meeting background.

About the Artists

Petra Cortright’s (b. 1986, Santa Barbara, CA) works in both digital and analog mediums to explores the aesthetics and performative cultures of online consumption. In her paintings, she often layers Photoshop files that incorporate images she finds online with digital drawings to create colorful abstract compositions. Her work often utilizes consumer and corporate softwares, and she is well known for a series of self-portrait videos for which she uses her computer’s webcam and default effects tools, uploads them to YouTube, and captions them with spam text.

Aakash Nihalani‘s (b. 1986, Queens, New York) works primarily take the form of street installations, which are constructed from strips of instantly-identifiable fluorescent tape. His practice opens up unexpected dimensions and often humorous perspectives to the otherwise routine urbanscapes upon which they are affixed. Nihalani’s works create spatial illusions that invite playful interaction and exploration, exposing unnoticed details, and transforming passersby into active participants.

Olimpia Zagnoli (b. 1984, Reggio Emilia, Italy) is an illustrator whose visual vocabulary is characterized by soft shapes and chameleonic colors. Over more than a decade, she has collaborated with Taschen, Google, Prada, The New York Times, and Apartamento Magazine, among others, and in 2019, The New Yorker published her first cover. In addition to her commissioned work, Zagnoli creates works of art that have been presented in galleries internationally.

 

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