LOS ANGELES, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 21, 2007, LG
Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) will debut Visual
Urban Abstracts "Views from a Cell" created by emerging visual artist,
Patrice Elmi. Using only pure, glowing color from either early morning or
late afternoon sunlight and her 1.3 megapixel LG camera phone, Patrice
creates images that marry art and photography into a unique and vibrant
form on the mobile phone. Untouched by computer or digital enhancing, her
mobile images are alive with color, flowing with shapes and stalked by
"Views from a Cell" is the first art exhibit of its kind focusing on a
new form of artistic expression, the mobile medium. The 100 photographs on
display are 6 inch square digital C-prints which are mounted on aluminum
sheets and laminated. The metal, depictive of a mobile phone, on which
these photographs are fused actually integrates and becomes part of the
piece itself. The exhibit will run from April 21, 2007 to May 19, 2007 at
the drkrm. Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
"We are thrilled Patrice decided to use her LG 1.3 megapixel camera
phone as an instrument to create such innovative and expressive artwork,"
said Jon Maron, Senior Director, Marketing at LG Electronics MobileComm
U.S.A., Inc. "We look forward to seeing her grow as a mobile artist with
our new VX8700 device which features a 2.0 megapixel camera phone."
The exhibit coincides with the launch of LG's newest handset, the
VX8700, which pushes the limit of design and function by featuring a slim
clamshell form factor, a large mirror-like color screen, and a smooth
brushed metal finish. The handset also offers a high powered 2.0 megapixel
camera/camcorder with photo editing capability.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at LG Mobile
Phones for their support in this endeavor," said Patrice Elmi, the creator
of Visual Urban Abstracts "Views from a Cell." "I never visualized using a
cell phone to create art in the past, however now that I've begun this
artistic journey into the mobile medium, it has opened my eyes to a whole
new view. This new mobile medium transcends the traditional stereotypes
that define what an artist should be. I hope my artwork empowers people to
release their inner artist using a device that they already own -- their
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology
innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile
communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 110
operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four
business units -- Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display
and Digital Media with 2006 global sales of US $38.5 billion -- LG
Electronics is the world's largest producer of CDMA handsets, air
conditioners, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater
systems. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world's leading
provider of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets, which have been designed
to improve the value of customer life. With a total range of wired and
wireless solutions, the company is rapidly establishing a global presence
and growing its international market share in 3G handsets. For more
information please visit www.lgusa.com.
SOURCE LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.