Art in Second Life 2021 (53) Anja’s Surrealism by Anja Neobookie

Dido Haas, owner and curator of the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery invited me to see the June exhibition: “Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie.

I had seen Anja Neobookie (Neobookie)’s art at La Masion d’Aneli in January 2021 the first time (read here). And I liked it! For the exhibition there Anja wrote: “I’m a Dutchie who likes to create, discover and explore the creativity inworld. I discovered the magic of making photographs and invite you, by my art, to join me on my trip. My exhibit is an attempt to create the story of myself as I walk Second Life and experience the world and dreams the surround us all.

But what you see of her at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is very different. At least I couldn’t recognize that it is the work of the same artist. It’s Anja’s surreal world, or “Anja’s Surrealism”.

The exhibition consists of 18 pictures, which are not connected in anyway. Each picture stands alone, tells an own story (or not). In the accompanying notecard Anja wrote:
Do not try to understand all of the images shown, but just let them affect you. Even after two rounds of wandering, are you able to discover a pattern? Is there a common theme or common thread? Crazy, crazier, craziest seems to be the only connection and thing in common in this colorful collection of ‘Anja’s Surrealism’.
And I hope it gets to you. Whether it is the quantity, the colors, the contrasts – I don’t know. But the longer you walk between them, the closer they get. And a story will develop in your brain that only the viewer can and will understand.
Enjoy my exhibiton
Anja”

Examples of “Anja’s Surrealism” at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

Like myself Anja is an explorer. She’s amazed and surprised by the beauty of the sims, islands, buildings, objects, nature and landscapes in Second Life, she’s excited about the creativity of the people that make Second Life. Her pictures are not necessarily connected to Second Life. There are elements that you might have seen in Second Life before before but there’re put together in a different way. These objects might initiate a memory of what you experienced in Second Life or in Real Life, might create an idea, a thought, a snippet of a picture. That’s all in the eyes of the spectator.

Examples of “Anja’s Surrealism” at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Anja’s pictures are colourful, focused on a few details. And of course they are personal: “My exhibition is an attempt to create the story of myself as I walk through Second Life and experience the world and dreams which surround us all. My thoughts turned into reflections and surrealism!

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 enabling the exhibition “Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie. Thank you Anja for your art. I enjoyed my visit.

Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie shall stay open until end of June.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Anja (neobookie)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/182110530@N04/
No_ Walls Art gallery by Anja Neobookie
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yellowmoon/224/7/349

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. didohaas
    Jun 13, 2021 @ 17:27:48

    wow thanks sooo much DIomita for this detailed post and kind words about the present exhibition by Anja Neobookie at Nitroglobus.
    Big big hug
    Dido

    Reply

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