“That’s why I like working in this video game space. A lot of times when you make art with this computer software, it’s almost like a collaboration between this code and you. And I think there could be a lot of ideas that come out of that.” — Jeremy Couillard
Multimedia artist Jeremy Couillard (b. 1980, MI) was trained as a painter, but now creates work in the realm of digital video, virtual reality, and video games. His work has been featured at galleries and museums, but his favored realm is the digital. Which, of course, raises the question of how does one collect this work? In a new partnership aimed at building the market for such works, Daata Editions – a platform for buying and collecting digital artworks – and the auction house Phillips are commissioning, exhibiting, and selling new digital works. A new work by Couillard, HOTR Home Furnishing (2019), will be on view at Phillips New York headquarters from April 25–30, 2019, and a new work by Rachel Rossin will be on view June 8-12.
In this video, Phillips visits Couillard in his Brooklyn studio, where he talks us through his interest in digital art, and tells us about the new work.