5 Fresh Faces of Paddles On!, First Ever Digital Art Auction

Are you young, cultured, with cash to spend supporting artists from the same generation? Perhaps thinking of buying some digital art to post on your Tumblr wall? Here are some of our top 5 picks of digital artists participating in PADDLES ON!, the first ever digital art auction hosted by Tumblr and Phillips, curated by Lindsay Howard of 319 Scholes. Bidding ends October 10.

1. Petra Cortright
Selling: r_sept.psd #1, 2013 – Notorious net art hottie Petra Cortright is auctioning off her digital print of a Photoshop-painted masterpiece done in the Impressionist style.
Current bid: $1,000

2. Joe Hamilton 

ASL? 30/m/Melbourne
Selling: Hyper Geography, 2011 – Joe Hamilton’s multi-media project “explores the shifting relationship we have with nature in an increasingly networked age.” Hyper Geography is comprised of two parts: a one-minute video (for sale at auction here) and a Tumblr blog featuring 100 interconnected images.
Current bid: $800

3. Molly Soda
ASL? 24/f/Chicago
Selling: Inbox Full, 2013 – The princess of Tumblr presents her eight hour long endurance performance and video piece in which she reads aloud unread messages from strangers in her Tumblr inbox. A sample for taste: “I love you and I think you’re the queen of everything.” to “Can you suggest names for my little green snake?”
Current bid: $700

4. Brenna Murphy
glyphgraft~cavrncode, 2012 – Portland-based psychedelic digital and installation artist loves fractals, ancient spiritual art and other dimensions. Her auction offering glyphgraft~cavrncode is a trippy, textural, melting, digital print.
Current bid: $2,000

5. Alexandra Gorczynski
ASL? 29/f/New York
Selling: PLUR PIECE, 2013 – Alexandra Gorczynski’s digital collage is an archival pigment print with two embedded 9-inch touchscreen tablets playing original videos.
Current bid: $4,000


— text by Veronica So

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