Technology has become an indisposable extension of the human experience. Its impact on art is impossible to ignore, as it's become both a means of producing new works but also a focal point of the explorations of contemporary artists. How humans relate to technology and the connections (or disruptions) it creates between people is fertile ground for examining our collective experience.
Pioneering artist Hannah Hoch was among the first to employ what was then the new technology of photography to create montages. The ability to rapidly reproduce and splice images together had never before existed, and Hoch's idea of fusing disparate images together shifted the way artists thought of composition. Andy Warhol was inspired by the proliferation of mass media and the advent of modern advertising to create his famous silkscreen paintings that commented on fame. In more contemporary times, Petra Cortright uses a blend of digital and analog tools to create her paintings, some of which are composed entirely in a computer before any paint is applied to a surface.
The creation and implementation of new technologies within art only appear to be increasing. With time and perspective, they could revolutionize how people interact with art and how we view art itself.