To be honest OP I didn't find anything artistic about the first video you posted. The song was just slapped in there; there's nothing to prove that they were trying to evoke emotion with the song choice. That edit had no filler and no representation of anything other than skiing. In terms of representing style...MAYBE you could get away with the song choice, but everyone does that. Other than that, I don't think that's a very good representation of what you're trying to show. That video sucked IMO.
The video in Crotchkiller's post was boss. I don't see how you can say that "Angles, tricks, and editing seemed pretty basic to me." when the video you posted was simply follow cams from a go pro slapped together with a random song. Pop the Spot had cut aways, camera movement, audio, and it all really blended together to draw the viewer in. This is a representation of what should be in the thread.
OP, I think you're trying to hard to find something "bare bones" that's not dolled up with a filmmaker's fancy camera/editing/color/angles etc; but if we're talking about artistic
video, we're really talking about what these filmmakers do. Sure, it may not be terribly unique, but you said unique and artistic. Pop the Spot and the two videos from zb are the most deserving of the recognition of this thread.
Sidenote: Parallels is boss.
88 and Sunny - Short Film - from Cole Sax on Vimeo.
Bobby Brown // Solar System // UA MTN from UA MTN on Vimeo.
Josh Berman's Winning 2005 Masters Video (Napoleon Dynamite) from Matt Harvey on Vimeo.
I did my best to pick videos that showed any combination of a) forethought, b) 'classic' videographical talent, c) interesting content, and d) coherence.