Most people see Google's image search as a quick way to find a picture. Ken Solomon sees art. Literally.
Solomon is a Brooklyn-based artist who has spent the past couple of years working on stuff with a digital bent. One recent strain: recreating the contents of a Web browser, such as Google results pages and Facebook profiles, using watercolor on paper.
This sounds odd but looks cool, at least to my eye. And I definitely enjoy the practical joke at work here: Solomon creates an image by appropriating Google's appropriation of other people's images.
Is that art? Well, Solomon has a show called opening at a Chelsea gallery Thursday night, so some people think so. You can see more examples of his work here, but they may make a bit more sense when you hear him explain what he's up to in the video after the jump: