Samsung Electronics has announced the winner for its open call competition for artworks that uses its The Wall MicroLED TV.
The competition was themed Digital Realism and done with new media art curation service Niio. Entries was open from January 30 to March 30. A total of 494 artworks were turned in from 59 countries, Samsung said.
The judging panel consisting of professional art consultants and Samsung representatives revealed the winner as Dev Harlan. The Brooklyn-based artist who specializes in sculpture, installation and digital media was selected for his animation titled: ‘Areo Gardens I – Attraction’.
The winning artwork was created to demonstrate the invisible forces that compel large boulders to collide in a desert garden, which formed part of a series reflecting on the surreal and sublime aspects of natural geology throughout the solar system. Each animated short film depicts a stone sculpture garden set on the surface of Mars, apparently defying the laws of physics.
In second place for the open call competition were Ohad Benit and Roni Azgad, Tel Aviv-based artists who crafted ‘Ho Me’, a short video exploring the relationship between man and machine, between computer manipulations and their creators. Alex McLeod, a Toronto-based visual artist, claimed third place. His moving image artwork, ‘The Gallery’ allows the viewer to experience an environment that at first appears as an art exhibition; however, the pace and audio cues reveal that there is something else on display.
The winning artworks will be on display via TheWall at showrooms in South Korea, the US, the UK and Thailand.