Moving painting is a growing genre of art designed for display on flat screen televisions and projection installations. Also called video paintings, dynamic paintings, ambient paintings, moving digital paintings, and ambient video this medium exploits the ubiquity and affordability of screens and monitors in today’s world. Drawing on the western tradition of oil painting, these compositions are designed with form, shape, color, and narrative with the added element of time. Unlike traditional video art and film, the works are designed to be utilized daily in a living space. They are displayed on the wall as a traditional painting would be shown using flat screen or projection technology.
Moving painting, regardless of the techniques or terminology, is poised to redefine visual art.