Art in Second Life 2010 (80) Milena Carbone – Untitled

Milena sent me a message on August 10th that she just had opened her newest exhibtion “Untitled” at her Carbone Gallery @ Noir’Wen City. She also sent me the link to the arcticle that she wrote about “Untitled” on her webpage.

I went there right away.
Untitled” is the collection of pictures that Milena has offered her group members for free, one for each month since May 2020. And you still can get them for free if you join her group.
If I counted that correctly, then the exhibtion consists of 16 pictures.
Milena comments on her website and on several boards at the exhibition that “this period, up to July 2021, matches a phase of the maturity of a style composed of multiple layers of textures and real images.

Impressions of “Untitled” by Milena Carbone (1)

This style was the result of two confining beliefs: one that considered the graphic universe of Second Life as “inferior” to other current artistic graphic trends; the other one which avoided imitating an existing graphic style, classic or current.
When we lock ourselves in beliefs, although the results can have successful aspects, they come with too much effort, without real fulfillment.”

Impressions of “Untitled” by Milena Carbone (2)

Impressions of “Untitled” by Milena Carbone (3)

I for my part like these pictures a lot. The different layers provide depth and room for interpretation, they are intriguing because they are a mixture of different media. Milena also comments that she had developed into a new style now:
Today I accept the universe of Second Life as the raw material of my creations.I no longer try to disguise it anymore with texture layers and strong filters, as if shamefully to hide the origin of my images, but on the contrary to show with the maximum elegance possible its characteristics, by emphasizing its unique aesthetic. It is a minimalist work, but it is no less important. It is more subtle. While I loved the flamboyance of my first period, I now thrive on the delicacy of nuance and detail.
Beyond the style, meaning matters. The style that I inaugurate here reveals, more than ever, my attachment to symbolism and surrealism.

There is just one picture that represents this new style of Milena, the group gift picture for August 2021. Both styles have their own facination and I won’t say one is better or more artful than the other. Both have their temptations.

Impressions of “Untitled” by Milena Carbone (4) Fermata (August 2021)

Untitled by Milena Carbone is a fitting collection of some of Milena’s work during the last 1 1/2 year. Along with the comments of Milena this exhibtion also provides an insight into what the artist herself thinks about her work.

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) is a French artist and is in Second Life since mid 2019. She discovered its artistic potential and since then has devoted all her free time to creation, associating, as in real life, images and texts: “Milena Carbone is a fiction in which, as in any artistic work, biographical and imaginary elements are mixed.” Her creative process is iterative: some of her images inspire her stories and these stories modify the development of the image, which itself transforms the story.

Milena has her own galleries: the Carbone Gallery, the Carbone Gallery @ Noir’Wen City and the Carbone Gallery @ Serena. In addition she has an own website and a flickr page.

Website about the exhibition “Untitled”
https://sites.google.com/view/thecarbonegallery/exhibitions/untitled?authuser=0
Landmark to The Carbone Gallery @ Noir’Wen City – exhibition “Untitled”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/243/217/32
Landmark to The Carbone gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woiler/172/158/3316
Landmark to The Carbone Gallery @ Serena
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Pontypridd/69/182/22
Milena Carbone’s Flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/milenacarbone/
Milena Carbone’s website
https://sites.google.com/view/thecarbonegallery/

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