This morning, LG Electronics announced the finalists in its new-media Art of the Pixel competition. The contest challenged students at nine of the country’s top arts schools to submit digital or new media artwork (still or motion) to be displayed on LG’s premium Ultra HD 4K TVs and OLED TVs. Renowned digital artist Mark Tribe, LG experts and online popular vote judged the nearly 300 entries.
LG is the first to introduce Ultra HD TV to the United States. Its capabilities, including increased resolution – more than 8 million pixels – promise greater quality in color, contrast and clarity. This makes it the ideal canvas for displaying the latest technological advances in digital artwork and highlighting the finer details of artists’ work.
LG will award more than $250,000 in student and university grants and awards to the winners who will be announced in September at a star-studded gala hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. “Each student’s submission captured the spirit of the competition, and we are excited to celebrate all of them at next month’s LG Art of the Pixel gala,” says Dave VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA.
The nine finalists, listed alphabetically by school, are:
- California Institute of the Arts: Behrouz Raei, Hide and Seek
- Laguna College of Art and Design: Dohee Yang, Journey
- Maryland Institute College of Art: Sara Hill, Separation
- Pacific Northwest College of Art: John Summerson, Painting From Life
- Parsons The New School for Design: An Li, A Night At the Parkway
- Pratt Institute: Joseph Bui, 110 Fathoms
- Rhode Island School of Design: Bo Yoon (Christina) Chang, Link House
- San Francisco Art Institute: Maya Smira, Borderline
- School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Daniel Barreto, Au Courant
“The finalists all made work that exploited the LG TVs’ strengths of contrast, color and detail,” said Tribe. “It’s amazing to have a medium that is as strong as the artist’s message.”
For more on The Art of the Pixel: Powered by LG Ultra HD 4K and OLED TV and to view the finalists’ art works, please visit: www.lgusa.com/LGSupportsTheArts. Stay tuned to ArtFeedOnline.com as we follow this competition and report the winners from the gala.