The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

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Technology is no stranger to the art world, and people are still finding new ways to use technology in art every day. Samsung Art Store, for example, works with galleries, museums, independent artists and artist collectives to bring unique digital art experiences to The Frame users on a glossy matte display. One such partner, Noah Kalina, is a photographer who finds technology like the Art Store can help connect artists to their audiences in new and previously unimaginable ways.


▲ Noah Kalina

Samsung Newsroom sat down with Noah, whose work primarily focuses on the passage of time, to discuss how his work has changed over the years and what the future of display technology may hold. .

The stories behind Noah Kalinawork

Q: What attracted you to a career as an artist, particularly as a photographer?

In high school, I developed a passion for photography and attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, where I earned my BFA in photography. After college I worked as a freelance editorial and commercial photographer, photographing portraits, landscapes and architectural interiors for various magazines and companies. By being exposed to different people and places, my personal projects were then influenced, and my commercial work allowed me to pursue my own artistic practice.

Q: Where do you find creative inspiration now?

I always turn to social media platforms to discover new work and find inspiration. I like to see what my friends and fellow artists are working on, so I tend to visit these sites daily for inspiration. Films are another source for my future projects, and I watch at least four or five films a week. I take long car trips and listen to music because I can think about it and conceptualize new ideas. I also constantly flip through my collection of art books to discover more obscure references.

Q: Others have described your work as “capturing the passage of time”, largely due to your notoriety Every day project that has documented your daily face for 20 years. How would you describe your own work?

I’ve always been interested in the passage of time; over the years much of my work has been conceptually tied to this theme. I enjoy observing how people and places subtly change over time, which can be seen in many of my series, from Every day For wood land For River. I would describe my work as subtle, calm, slow and beautiful but with a bit of humor!

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

The river / 20220107 (2022)

Noah Kalina X Samsung Art Store

Q: What is the history of your partnership with the Art Store?

A friend of mine, Cody Cobb, whose work I greatly admire, had pieces in the Art Store. When I first saw his work there, I was enamored with his appearance on The Frame; it is truly an amazing visual experience. Shortly after, I was asked to be included and I immediately said yes.

Q: What impact has the Art Store partnership with Samsung had on your career?

This has allowed my art to be consumed by people all over the world. Some of those who discovered my art through the Art Store even inquired about collecting physical prints and some of my books.

Q: How would you compare the digital display of your art, like on The Frame, to more traditional mediums like print or an exhibition?

It is difficult to compare because digital displays are obviously very different from traditional prints. In many ways, digital displays like The Frame are better, especially for works native to the digital ecosystem, such as digital art, photography, and video. The matte display on The Frame and backlighting can render some artwork in a truly surreal, almost three-dimensional way that a traditional print doesn’t do as well. One of the biggest benefits of a digital signage is the ability to change the job over time and display different types of media. Being able to use the space occupied by a TV when it is not in use to present works of art is also an advantage of digital screens.

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

The Redbud / 20140518 (2014)

The future of digital art

Q: Has there been a change in the way you create art as technology becomes more integrated into the art world? Have you noticed a change in the way people consume your art?

The evolution of monitor and screen technology has certainly affected the way I think about and make my compositions. But in reality, I’m a photography purist and generally do my work with a physical impression in mind while understanding that my work can primarily be consumed on screens large and small.

I embraced digital technology quite early and started publishing my work on the internet in 1998. The idea of ​​anyone, anywhere in the world having access to my art is something I have always loved. People with potentially unlimited exposure to my work have always been important to me.

We’re definitely going to see AI impact commercial photography, and I think a lot of the types of photography I used to be commissioned to do will no longer exist. That said, AI tools can be used to enhance photographs and make the editing process easier, and I’m interested in how I could apply this technology to my own projects.

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

Untitled “River” (2013)

Q: Which of your works would you recommend consumers view on The Frame?

First of all, I would recommend the Untitled “Diagonal” (2015), which is a fallen tree captured in misty woods. I had taken many photographs of this scene between 2014 and 2017 until the dead tree fell. There’s something about this photograph that works particularly well on The Frame. It appears almost three-dimensional. You can read more about this series here.

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

Untitled “Diagonal” (2015)

THE wood land (2015) looks absolutely amazing on The Frame andis the first picture I ever made in my wood land series. The series wood land is a temporal project documenting a black walnut through the seasons. I have taken over 70 photographs of this landscape over the past eight years.

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

Wood land / 20150923 (2015)

My Untitled “Path” (2018) also looks fantastic on The Frame due to its mystery. It’s a surreal landscape of a branch wrapped in LED lights placed next to a seemingly endless stone wall. This is a series of works where I insert electronic elements into the landscape.

The Past, Present and Future of Digital Art – Samsung Global Newsroom

Untitled “Path” (2018)

To see more of Noah Kalina’s artwork, head to the Samsung Art Store in The Frame.


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