Art in Second Life 2021 (15) Ambre Singh Gallery at Noir’Wen City

I was invited for Sunday, January 1th, to attend the opening of another new gallery at Noir’Wen City – The Ambre Singh Gallery. I know Ambre Singh’s art from my visit to her gallery back in July 2020 (read here) and of course I was curious. It seems that Noir’Wen City develops more and more to a colony of artists, besides being an adult place, a vivid big town, a place for fairs and events and for taking pictures.

Ambre told me later that she had abandoned her land and that Noir’Wen City is the new home of her main gallery. As Ambre is a member of the Noir’Wen City team that makes perfectly sense and Ambre selected a fitting spot. The new Ambre Singh Gallery is located right next to the Pink Dildo Museum.

The Ambre Singh Gallery at Noir’Wen City

Right at the entrance into the gallery is a quote of Ambre written on the wall, it’s kind of her motto “Art is my soul masturbation. I do it for myself, but others can watch” … funny and true!
The gallery is located in a large old warehouse and has two floors. The walls are used to showcase Ambre’s pictures – and she made many pictures! On the ground floor are mostly erotic fun pictures. Ambre has a great sense of humor. I guess I grinned all the times when I visited. Oh my god, she has wit!

Ambre Singh’s erotic art with wit

The second floor shows showcases Ambre’s SL pictures featuring herself in different situations and environment, And there’re some of Ambre’s “fake-pictures”, as I named them for myself. She made pictures of herself in the style of other painters, like da Vinci or Salvatore Dali. You recognize the style immediately but of course it is not Dali or da Vinci.

Ambre Singh’s erotic art with wit / Ambre portrayed by Dali and by da Vinci (28)

On the second floor is also an area with a rezzer. with 13 different scences, the “Rumi slideshow” and 9 picture collections. The picture collections consist of 4 picture collections with portraits “Ambre seen by” and 5 picture collection called “Great Painters”. In the “Great Painters” collections Ambre copied the style of other painters and made her own pictures in their style. I rezzed two of them, yet I didn’t know the artists she interpreted. Luckily Ambre provides exceprts from Wikipedia from them. The two painters I saw were William-Adolphe Bourguereau and Herbert James Draper.

Ambre Singh’s Scene Rezzer / Great Painters – William-Adolphe Bourguereau and Herbert James Draper

Most of the 13 scenes in the rezzer area were already shown at Ambre’s old gallery, some are new though. This time I had a look at “Lustiver”, a scene in which Ambre transfers the Gulliver saga in her erotic way with many naked female liliputian SL avatars tieing Gulliver up. Looking at Gulliver’s hard-on, he seems to be enjoying.

Ambre Singh’s “Lustiver”

I also had a look at “Tits stories”, a scene which deals the the fetish of breasts in many different aspects. I still have some more scenes to look at for a next visit.

Ambre Singh’s “Tits stories”

The Rumi-slideshow is a complex artwork in itself, that I saw already at the old gallery. But now Ambre explained a bit more what it is about. Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, short Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s poems have been widely translated into many languages. Ambre started in 2010 to make pictures illustrating quotes of Rumi. The collection is finished now and contains 100 illustrations that are shown in a slideshow. I admit, Rumi was way ahead of his time, he even had a quote fitting to Second Life and Amber illustrated that very well: “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within”

Ambre Singh’s “The Rumi Slideshow”

Ambre Singh is in Second Life for over 13 years. She writes about herself:
It is your mind that creates this world”, said Buddha. All you do in SL will subtly change you and others in all worlds. So in my life and art, I thrive to add my spice, beauty and love.
My images tell stories. I set up scenes in SL, or I mix worlds… If the harvest is good, I make an exhibition. Sometimes, I photograph people of character in SL or in studio, trying to express the life and soul of the beings and places.
Colorful or discrete, tender or erotic, sometimes silly, often ironical, my images are never politically correct nor vulgar.

Last but not least, don’t forget to grab the gift box at the entrance of Ambre Singh’s gallery. It contains two of Ambre’s pictures.
Anything else? Yes – Ambre Singh runs her own website with a lot more information. And she also has a flickr account. Have a look.

Landmark to Ambre Singh Gallery at Noir’Wen City
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/47/126/3522
Ambre Singh’s website
https://ambresingh.ch/
Ambre Singh’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ambre-singh/

Art in Second Life 2020 (48) Ambre Singh Gallery

I got a private message in Second Life from a reader after publishing my posts about “Bouquets and Flowers” by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery, ars amandi art gallery and Noir’Wen City itself. The reader recommended to visit Ambre Singh Gallery. Ambre Singh is a member of the Noir’Wen City team – and as I learned she has her own fan club. The above mentioned reader is a moderator in this fan club.

I went visiting Ambre Singh Gallery on Wednesday, July 1st, and I did not regret it.

Ambre Singh Gallery – Ground floor with current works

Ambre Singh is in Second Life for over 13 years. She writes about herself:
“‘It is your mind that creates this world’, said Buddha.
All you do in SL will subtlely change you and others in all worlds. So in my life and art, I thrive to add my spice, beauty and love.
I photograph people of character in beautiful places of SL or in studio. Sometimes, I create thematic images in SL, or I mix worlds… If the harvest is good, I make an exhibition.
Colorful or discrete, tender or erotic, my photos try to express the life and the soul of the people and places.

The Ambre Singh Gallery consists of several parts, a main floor with her current works, a second floor with her views on classical art and religion, a third floor with art from other artists, and a seperate room, where you can rezz other themed pictures or installations from Ambre Singh. There should be also an extra room with a permanent exhibition “Rumi in 100 illustrations”, dedicated to the “great mystic Rumi (I have no idea who that is, maybe the Persian poet who lived in the 13th century?). I didn’t find this room, it might have been temporarily closed when I visited Ambre Singh Gallery.

I first visited the main floor. The pictures there are mostly from the last 2 years and show quite a variety some are quite erotic, others show Ambre’s sense of humour.
I spent most of my time at Ambre Singh Gallery at the room where you can rezz different themed pictures or installations. Four rooms contain portraits, which seems to be one of Ambre’s passions.

Ambre Singh Gallery – Portraits

I saw illustrated quotes, a picture story named “The Tennis Match” and an installation named “The Heat Wave” where I could place myself in – coincidentally I was dressed perfect for it in my opinion *winks*

Ambre Singh Gallery – illustrated quotes, “The Tennis Match”, “The Heat Wave”

I furtheron saw the installation named “Nun of your Business”, which I really liked – funny and erotic.

Ambre Singh Gallery – “Nun of your business”

I also saw portraits and pictures of Amber herself – taken by other photographers. Ambre likes to be a model herself. To be honest, I like doing that also quite obviously.

Ambre Singh Gallery – “Ambre seen by other photographers”

There are more installations but I didn’t see them (yet!):
Jade Termple, The Lustiver Travels, The Art of Bliss, Bad crash on alien world, The chocorgy Room, 7 Deadly Sins, Anachronisms – Ambre’s early SL works, Movie posters pastiched by Ambre, Musical Quiz, What Tits this? An ode to breasts

I finished my first visit to Ambre Singh Gallery with the second floor, that shows her views on classical art and religion. When you look at these pictures from far away, you seem to be in a museum for classic art – if you take a closer look, then you see either manipulated classic pictures like the renowned Mona Lisa or you see pictures taken within Second Life, but looking like classic art or a mixture of these two. You shouldn’t miss a look at the second floor!

Ambre Singh Gallery – second floor “Classical art & religion”

Ambre Singh runs her own website with a lot more information. And she also has a flickr account.

Thank you Ambre for your work. I’m glad that I got the hint from your fan club. I enjoyed my visit!

Landmark to Ambre Singh Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serenissima/62/218/2516
Ambre Singh’s website
https://ambresingh.ch/
flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ambre-singh/