No, because it’s done by a machine and when you speak of “Art” it references artisan, or something done by the hands of a man.
The camera/phone takes the photo. It does the work of making an image, even if your finger clicks on something. But there is no consciousness in a machine.
When a machine will have a consciousness, then I will call it art. Of course there is photography that’s art, sure. But when you paint, something occurs that you can’t define. Even a self-portrait is different than a selfie as it goes through the mind, with no machine as a middle-man. It goes through the mind. The intermediary of the machine takes away from the authenticity of the piece. Painting has magic.
You bring something into life. It can be frightening. Sometimes when I make a body, its scary. It’s like giving life, giving birth to something. The hand almost has a life of its own, the whole body paints when youre painting. When you paint or sculpt or write or compose, you do it with your whole body. You can’t define it. Its magical. It comes from the brain, the soul, the body, through the hand. And its all connected and real. When you make an installation for example, you stay out of it, and pursue it as a concept. You can look at it from the outside; youre detached.