Art in Second Life (43) Nitroglobus Gallery in May 2021

I got an invitation by Dido Hass, owner and curator of the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery to see the gallery’s exhibitions in May: White Canvas by Diconay Boa and Retrospective by Sina Souza

Diconay Boa writes about her exhibition:
People get them for many reasons: for attention, self-expression, artistic freedom, rebellion, a visual display of a personal narrative, reminders of spiritual/cultural traditions, sexual motivation, addiction, identification with a group or even drunken impulsiveness. Our current society craves individuality and self expression. And now many people wear their artistic expression.
Tattoos are especially interesting in the virtual world because of its lack of permanence on a virtual mesh body. But someone talented in the digital arts can really make it look surreal and beautiful.
To me tattoos represent creativity, sensuality and this is what I have hoped to achieve in this study. This exhibit is a study of second life tattoos and my interpretation of the work of some tattoo artists in SL.
This is the reason I call this exhibit a White Canvas, representing the bare skin on which will be imprinted memories, emotions and art. I hope you take some joy from it.

Impressions of White Canvas by Diconay Boa @ Nitroglobus (1)

Diconay Boa is in Second Life for 14 years. Diconay Boa was a model which served as a starting point in fashion production. She began to create poses out of fun. This project soon turned into a shop in 2011, which she named CORPUS. As a result, she decided to focus more on the field of photography. In her RL she completed a degree in product design and made a career in graphic design. She writes: “I’m mostly driven by my mood and my fuel is music, often linked with the work I create.

Impressions of White Canvas by Diconay Boa @ Nitroglobus (2)

I wear 4 tatoos myself. Although there’s the SL magic that you can easily change them I wear mine as part of my existence in this virtual world, one is an intimate tattoo that marks me as Mistress Jenny’s slave wife (actually the only one that ever changed as I wore another tattoo as her Mistress wife before). The three others tattoos on my “canvas” never changed: “Jen’s wife”, a rose on one of my breasts, and another personal tattoo that Mistress Jenny stitched in my skin to mark me as hers. So I fit in well into the above thoughts about tattoos in Second Life

The exhibition White Canvas by Diconay Boa stays open until End of May 2021

The second exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is in Dido Haas’ room at the gallery: Retrospective by Sina Souza (sinalein)

Sina writes about her exhibtion “Retrospective:
Retrospective is not an exhibition where I want to show you my previous work. It is an exhibition about struggles in my past, wrong decisions that I have made or experiences that I have gained.
It is a path between depression, strokes of fate and the problem of trusting others. But it’s not just a look back at what’s behind me, it is also a kind of self reflection, a step forward, a way to learn from mistakes and to grow from experiences. Sometimes we need to look back to look ahead.

Sina Souza (sinalein) started with creating images in Second Life in November 2012. She has had a lot of exhibitions, from which I saw just one back in 2017 “Mental Levels” at MetaLES (read here). Actually that was the last exhibtion of Sina Souza before she took a break of Second Life for 4 years. But now she’s back and we can look forward to see more of her art.

Impressions of Retrospective by Sina Souza @ Nitroglobus (1)

Sina’s art is surreal. Sina tries to visualisize thoughts, snippets that come to her mind. Her work is intriguing. One of her pictures summarizes it perfectly: Think outside of the box,

Retrospective by Sina Souza @ Nitroglobus will stay open until End of June 2021

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and higlights the art in a particular way.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for these two outstanding exhibitions.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Diconay Boa’s fLickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/diconay_work
Diconay Boa’s website
https://diconayboa.wixsite.com/diconayboa
Sina Souza’s website
http://sinadesouza.wix.com/mindfactory
Sina Souza’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sinalein/
Sina Souza on fineartamerica
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sina-souza

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. didohaas
    May 12, 2021 @ 19:20:30

    Thanks soo much Diomita for this cool article in your blog about the present exhibitions @ Nitroglobus of Sina Souza and Diconay Boa. I also love the images you made and published here.
    Kiss
    Dido

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