Part of “Postcards from Google Earth” by Clement Valla

The international auction house Phillips has teamed with the folks at Tumblr to host an exciting online auction called Paddles On!, revolving around the art of the next generation of digital artists. Recognizing the growing respect digital artists have gained over the years in the arts community, the auction which takes place on October 10, 2013, is helping to not only promote the digital movement, but also give something back to the community.  20% of proceeds will be donated to Rhizome (a leading nonprofit that has supported the movement since 1996).

The auction will feature the work of 18 artists who are exploring digital technologies as both a tool and a medium through their work with websites, software, prints, videos, sculptures, digital paintings, animations, and interactive design. There will be an exhibit open to the public running from October 5th through October 12th at the Phillips gallery at 450 Park Avenue, New York.  But, if you would like to sample some of the work you may do so currently on Paddle 8‘s website (the auctions digital platform provider).

Here are a just a few samples:

Joe Hamilton – Hyper Geography video series

In his own words: Joe makes use of technology and found material to create intricate and complex compositions online, offline and between.

Clement Valla – Postcards from Google Earth

Clement is currently an associate professor of Graphic Design at RISD and lives Brooklyn, NY. He received a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital+Media.  This particular piece is a part of an entire series inspired by Google Maps.

Addi Wagenknecht – Asymetric Love Number 2

Addi is a New York City Based Artist, who describes Asymmetric Love Number 2 as being intended to mimic an iconic baroque chandelier. It attempts to be perceived as something familiar in memory by the audience so that the details of the CCTV cameras recording them is overlooked. In that regard the surveillance is not perceived as a direct threat, which becomes the biggest threat of all.

Petra Cortright – RGB,D-LAY, 2011 – Video Piece

Petra, who calls herself an Internet Artist,  studied at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York and at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Prior to her being involved with the Paddles On auction, her work has been shown at the New Museum in New York, Rhizome, the Venice Biennale, the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, California, and the 12ième Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon.