Art in Second Life 2021 (78) Conjure by Bamboo Barnes

I visited the exhibition “Conjure” by Bamboo Barnes on the 2nd floor of the FOCUS Magazine F.A.I.R Gallery.

In her exhibtion “Conjure” Bammboo features about 10 different pictures on the 4 walls of the exhibition room. Each wall has a different focus. On one wall Bamboo plays with different presentations of one and the same portrait of a woman. The 3 pictures are framed in different colours. Above the picture Bamboo placed several additional frames erratically and these frames change their colour permanently. Watching the changes the 3 pictures do look different and the expression of them change. It’s quite intriguing. One wall is used for just one big abstract picture with a female portrait in the background shining through, colorful as all of Bamboo’s pictures are.

Impressions of “Conjure” by Bamboo Barnes (1)

Bamboo has designed a collage of her pictures on another wall. Three female portraits, along with frames and coloured squares. You can see her specific style as the pictures seem to consist of several layers printed which tampers the original portrait. It is still recognizable, but you have to immerse into the picture and add what you can’t see.

Impressions of “Conjure” by Bamboo Barnes (2)

The last wall features three pictures, again female portraits party highly tampered, resulting in a mixture of a portrait and an abstract painting. Finally there’s also something to watch in the center of the exhibtion room, 4 red vertical tubes – a female portrait sliding over the surface and vanishing.


Impressions of “Conjure” by Bamboo Barnes (3)

Once again Bamboo’s pictures facinate with their colours and the playful mixture of styles and techniques. Yet, Bamboo’s signature is recognizable in every picture.

Bamboo is in Second Life for over 14 years already, painting software & photoshop are her best friends. Bamboo had many exhibtions and appearances in the Second Life art scene and in 2018 she had her first exhibition in real life: “I create what I see but maybe you won’t, they are about people’s reality and  mind.” Bamboo’s art is a mixture of abstract forms, of people and photographs. Most pictures are colourful and it is in the eye of the beholder what we see in her pictures. I myself saw her work the first time at La Maison d’Aneli during the Holiday season 2019/2020 (read here). I also saw her exhibition “Marginal Mannerism” at DixMixGallery in April 2021 (read here) and the exhibition “Meant to be” at Itakos Art Gallery last year (read here). And I had a look at her flickr page.

Thank you all who enabled this exhibtion. I enjoyed my visit and seeing Bamboo’s art. The exhibition “Conjure” by Bamboo Barnes shall stay open until End of August.

Landmark to FOCUS Gallery FAIR Gallery – Conjure by Bamboo Barnes
Bamboo Barnes’ flickr page

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. bamboobarnes
    Aug 24, 2021 @ 16:16:17

    Thank you very much for your wonderful blog, do appreciate it 🙂


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