Art in Second Life 2021 (8) Art Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City

I got an invitation from Violet Boa to attend the opening of the new “Art Galerie HaXue” at Noir’Wen City on January 10th. I visited the gallery before the opening on January 9th.

Art Galerie HaXue is owned by the two artists Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue). During my visit Nieu (NieuwenHove) was present as he was preparing the stage for the opening party. He gave me some background information about the two artists:
Puce and Cayenne… Two young artists working together, complementing and multiplying each other, each one of them offering us a magical and teeming world where dreams simply become real, without any other form of question or word…..
They make a playful art, out of the ordinary, open, varied, where the extraordinary simply becomes obvious. Puce and Cayenne make us travelling in a lively universe where they explore and defy without emphasis the laws of logic. They also allow us to find in us a part of childhood with adult eyes.

Impressions of Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (1)

Both artists were not new to me. I came across Puce (titput) in September 2020 at La Maison d’Aneli (read here). Puce is in Second Life for more than 4 years. She was curious and began building, shaped prims and began building her own world.
And from the latest exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli in November 2020 I know Cayenne (Bebop Xue), a French artist, who is in Second Life for over 12 years (read here)

Impressions of Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (2)

It is no surprise that you can recognise the art of Puce and Cayenne at their gallery immediately when you you saw their work before. Right behind the entrance on the left side is a quite large exhibit from Puce, playing with light and shadows, with scupltures of humans transparent pictures on the walls.

The art of Cayenne is also coined by the play with forms and lights. There are two pictures at the gallery where she place a 3D object in front of the picture so that it literally connects with the picture. In one work it is a sphere, in another work it is two heads looking at each other. Depending on your viewing angle you get diffeernt impressions.
The constant change is also expressed by a couple of pictures that rotate so that you’re forced to focus to see the picture itself. In another picture Cayenne has brought the texture on an half shell and added light effects – and again you have to focus to see the picture itself. A few of Cayenne’s pictures are originally taken from an installation of Cica Ghost. Cayenne enhanced and processed them but Cica’s art is still recognizable behind the pictures.

Impressions of Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (3)

At the back wall of the Art Galerie HaXue you find a door leading to the “Dream Factory”. This part of the exhibtion reminded me of Puce’s installation at La Masion d’Aneli. I wrote: “a world using chess patterns, transparency, lights and shadows to compose a piece of art that you can walk through. Most elements are animated, so the installation changes permanently and I for my part had dificulties where to look at first.” That fits to the Dream Factory as well, at least with regard to the chess patterns and the chess figures. I also recognized the maid dresses that levitate in the room. But still, it is not the same piece of art. And there’s a second different room which walls, floor and ceiling are covered with pictures and patterns in warm tones. In the room live a few crows.

Impressions of Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (4)

As the Art Galerie HaXue is Cayenne (Bebop Xue)’s and Puce (titput)’s personal art space we can expect to see their newest art projects presented there. I enjoyed my first visit.
Thank you Nieu (NieuwenHove) for the provided information. I could sense how excited you were about the new gallery and the artists. Many thanks also to Violet Boa for her promotion and press work.

Landmark to Art Galerie HaXue
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/55/130/23
Cayenne (Bebop Xue)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/186877621@N05/
Puce (titput)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/168063197@N06/

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