Art in Second Life 2022 (75) La Maison d’Aneli September 2022

Aneli Abeyante invited me early to see the new exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli. The opening event will take place tonight, Wednesday, August 31st, 12.30 PM SLT / 9.30 PM CET. The exhibition features the art from tutsy Navarathna and from Violaine (Anadonne). I visited on August 22nd.

I first saw Violaine (Anadonne)’s art. Her skybox at La Maison d’Aneli is a classic gallery in Second Life – a squared room with the pictures presented at all for walls. Violaine wrote about her exhibition, that she called “Sunday in Space” and her art:
As you can see, all pictures have in some way or other, some more than others, something to do with the vast space that surrounds us, filled with stars, planets, moons, gas clouds, et cetera. It’s been a lifelong fascination of mine, and I hope some of that will show in my pictures
Violaine is in Second Life since 2016. So far I saw her artwork only at La Maison d’Aneli. She contributed in November 2018 (read here) and in January 2020 (read here). When I saw her art again at La Maison d’Aneli in April 2021 (read here) I wrote: “The more I see of her art, the more familiar I get with her style and the more her pictures, in particluar those showing humans and part of humans, become intriguing.”
“Sunday in Space” is not fitting into what I saw before from her. The pictures seen to be made with watercolours. Most are abstract and yes I can recognize a relation to space as you recognize stars, the sun and maps from a far distance. They have a naive touch with the smiling sun. I like the way Violaine uses colours and the longer you look at the pictures the more you often see in them.

Impressions of “Sunday in Space” by Violaine (Anadonne) at La Maison d’Aneli in Spetember 2022

The other artist featured at La Maison d’Aneli is tutsy Navarathna, who named his part “Greek Mythology, Surrealism and Science fiction”
Pillar of teachings and imagination, Greek mythology generated for centuries a permanent cross between literature, poetry, music, painting, photography or films which told the delirious adventures of the gods. The metamorphoses of Zeus to flirt with nymphs without getting caught by Hera, his terrible wife! Chronos who eats his children, Icarus whose wings are on fire, the Medusa who kills with a single glance, Eros Thanatos and so many others. Their disputes, their anger, their jealousies, their loves!
They all spawned the greatest delusions of surrealism and science fiction.
Perfect continuity for an encounter with our next gods! AIs!

Impressions of “Greek Mythology, Surrealism and Science fiction” by tutsy Navarathna at La Maison d’Aneli in Spetember 2022 (1)

The skybox of tutsy is made up like a greek temple with pillars. On one side you see pictures of the ancient Greek gods and the stories related to them. On the other side are picture from other worlds, science fiction. And the two are connected with a few surreal pictures. After all a fitting combination if you think of it. In the center of the temple is what you might connect with Artificial Intelligance, clouds of lights, pixels and data points, hard to grab, yet powerful – the new gods as tutsy wrote.

Impressions of “Greek Mythology, Surrealism and Science fiction” by tutsy Navarathna at La Maison d’Aneli in Spetember 2022 (2)

Tutsy Navarathna is also an artist that I didn’t come across often so far. I saw 2 of his pictures at the exhibtion “Soulportraits at Itakos Art Gallery in 2021 (read here) and I saw her installation “Get drunk!” at La Maison d’Aneli in May 2021, that be made together with Eupalinos Ugajin (read here).
Tutsy is in Second Life since 2008. He likes to produce machinimas and has an own youtube channel. And there’s also a flickr page.

For the opening event on August 31st, the music will be provided by “Les Chats Furieux”. There will be a light show and it promises to be a great show. vroum Short, who I know for her light effects, did at least contribute to the seperate skybox for the opening event as far as I could find out during my visit. It might be a show you don’t want to miss.

Les Chats Furieux with a new light show on August 31st at La Maison D’Aneli (1:30 pm slt)

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. I hope that the opening event will be a great success.

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Tutsy Navarathna’s flickr:
Tutsy Navarathna youtube channel

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