Simploring 2019 (12) 6 artists at La Maison d’Aneli

I got the invitation to visit the newest exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli, that opened January 23rd and features the art of: Therese Carfagno, Eupalinos Ugajin, Nabrej Aabye, Betty Tureaud, Tubal Amiot and Xirana Oximoxi.

I started my visit at the room that was filled with Betty Tureaud art. It is one piece, four persons stand in a circle around a hoovering couple. The persons or statues are made of coloured glas, each has a different colour, the couple being pink. Around the scene 8 cubes are placed in a circle and on the inner side of the cubes you see the faces of other coloured persons looking at the scene in the center. The whole scene is in a full dark room and once you enter there’s no other light than what is reflected of the persons and the cubes. It’s quite impressing to walk around and to step into the scene. I’ll refrain from interpreting *winks*
Betty Tureaud is from Denmark, she’s a builder and light and space artist in Second Life. I came across her art before at ArtSpace UTSA in 2016 (read here) and in August 2018 when I visited her isntallation “The Art Game” (read here)

Xirana Oximoxi (Nuria Vives)’s exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli shows a series of nine women artists of 16th – 19th centuries centering the attention to the difficulties they had to deal with to be recognised as professional artists. Each of the female artists has her own little corner. Stylised men are looking at the exhibited pictures and are discussing, you see their comments like in a comic strip, the ceiling hanging full of other bubbles. To some extent the comments seem to be funny nowadys, but on the second glance they left me very pensively.
Xiarna Oximoxi (Nuria Vives) is a Catalan artist: “My works reflect my concerns and my different moods. They are based on my experiences and express a personal sensitivity nourished by impressions from the external world and my internal world.” Nuria her an own website http://nuriavives.com/ and an own blog http://nuriavvives.wordpress.com/

Nabrej Aabye is a digital artist. His work ranges from simple illustration, photography, video, design, digital painting, typography and to mixed art. At La Maison d’Aneli you’ll get an impression of the variety of his art, that is not dominated at all by one style. The two boule balls and the sci-fi skeleton of a dinosaur show examples of his 3D art.

Therese Carfagno is Second Life for 12 years now and took pictures within SL for many years. Lately she’s more interested in pictures of real life. In her exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli she shows a series of pictures of Nancy, “a very kind and beautiful girl who’s very at ease in front of the camera.” There’re also a few abstracts. You’ll have to interpret them yourself as even Therese can’t explain what it is – nor can I.


Tubal Amiot’s usual name is Aïcha according to something in her real name. Like Therese Carfagno she’s also in Second for almost 12 years now. She says about herself, that other people find her being eccentric. For her SL is a place to do what she doesn’t do in real life. She’s first of all a poet and writer. Tubal makes paintings with softwares, sometimes 3 for one painting. The work exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli reaches from naive art to adult art, from scuptures to comics, from abstract to garphical pictures. And it’s really colourful!

Eupalinos Ugajin is also in Second Life for more than 10 years. Inara Pey has visited Eupalinos Ugajin’s “Avaloir” and writes in her blogpost Eupalinos Ugajin’s Avaloir in Second Life: “Those familiar with Eupa’s work will know that it covers a broad canvas, often containing humour, whimsy, a little self-deprecation, which can be mixed with social commentary, imaginative projection worth of the likes of Gilliam, and an artistic flair that can quite captivate the eye and mind.
The room created by Eupalinos Ugajin at La Maison d’Aneli show several 2D and 3D pieces of art and a quote on the floor that is faded in and out at different spots and that describes the combining element of the exhibited pieces:
“…we now have 3D and the apologists say it is more realer than real. Do we need that? Shouldn’t we be putting our energies into something more worthwhile? The human imagination is surely the most amazing thing in the universe. We do not want virtual reality we want virtual unreality. We cannot replicate reality – ahy are we asting our time trying?…” (Peter Greenaway)

Once again Aneli Abeyante has put together an impressive exhibtion showing the broad variety of art in Second Life at La Maison d’Aneli. I did enjoy my visit and can only recommend that you’ll have a look at it. Thank you Aneli and thank you Therese Carfagno, Eupalinos Ugajin, Nabrej Aabye, Betty Tureaud, Tubal Amiot and Xirana Oximoxi.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/43/41/21

Simploring 2018 (108) 6 artists – new exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli

The latest exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli opened on December 12th and will stay open for the public until mid of January 2019. It presents gives insight into the art of Patrick Moya, Lam Erin, Chapichapo Delvalle, Layachi Ihnen, Bump Squeegee and Renoir Adder.

I started my visit on December 16th, with the corner presenting Patrick Moya’s art, which provides an impression of Patrick Moya’s (moya janus) art in Second Life and in Real Life. I came across Patrick Moya in 2017 when I visited his Moya Land (read Simploring 2017 (56) Moya).
Patrick Moya (born 1955 in Troyes, France), is a French artist. He is a part of the artistic movement “Ecole de Nice”. Moya has been at the forefront since the 1970s of straddling the latest forms of media and technology to benefit art rather than rendering it extinct.
(excerpt from wikipedia).
He is an early pioneer of video art and is active with his art in Second Life since 2007 in addition to his work in the physical world. The barriers between the two worlds do blur in his artistic work. Moya Patrick (moya janus) has also a website with tons of information about his work and about Moya in Second Life. Unfortunately it is in French only.

Patrick Moya (moya janus) at La Maison d’Aneli

Lam Erin is specialised in landscapes and artistic depictions of scenes and avatars. He writes about his art:
My art and photography works are known for two elements:
a. “Realism”: the pics of landscapes and avatars for which such effect is used, look “real”.
b. “Painterly effect”: the pics on which such effect is used look like paintings.
At La Maison d’Aneli Liam presents pictures that were processed to look like paintings. I personally think that these pictures are great examples to prove how the virtual and physical world are more and more interlocking.
You can see more of Liam’s art on flickr here,

Liam Erin at La Maison d’Aneli

chapichapo Delvalle is a French artist and he’s connected to Patrick Moya. The exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli has two parts. First there’re the pictures. Some of them look like pictures taken in real life, some others seem to be processed pictures taken in Second Life. Honestly, I can’t tell. What I can tell is that they are artful and intriguing. The second part of chapichapo Delvalle work can be accessed by the stairs in his exhibition area. chapichapo Delvalle makes moving colourful spirals and kaleidoscopes and there’s also a room where you can literally walk into a kaleidoscope.
You can see more of chapichapo Delvalle work on flickr here.

chapichapo Delvalle at La Maison d’Aneli

Layachi Hamidouche (Layachi Ihnen) is an artist from Algeria, born in 1947, hence he’s over 70 years old. Although he’s for sure not a native digital he began to work with computers and integrated digital elements into his work since 1999. He also runs his own gallery in Second Life LAYACHI ART GALLERY. His website is in French. And he is connected to Patrick Moya (moya janus) as well. The pictures presented at La Maison d’Aneli look like ancient paintings on the first view, but there’s a lot to discover in them if you look at them in more detail.

Layachi Hamidouche (Layachi Ihnen) at La Maison d’Aneli

Bump Squeegee is an artist and retired art educator from Oklahoma, USA. His work has numerous received awards and has been shown in galleries and museums in Boston MA, St. Louis MO, Los Angeles CA, Lincoln NB, his native Oklahoma, as well as numerous online exhibitions and across the SL grid (information from the provided notecard at the exhibition).
At La Maison d’Aneli he presents digital assemblages, that are derived from a number of sources like scans from old books, magazines, the web, as well as scans of original photos and drawings. And the result are pictures in which you will discover new elements each time you look at them – intriguing!

Bump Squeegee at La Maison d’Aneli

I didn’t find out a lot about Renoir Adder. I assume that he’s Italian. The paintings shown at La Maison d’Aneli are created by vangogh Rembranch and owned by Renoir Adder. In the notecard that is provided by La Maison d’Aneli, Renoir Adder writes:
Vangogh Rembranch is an artist who deserves a special place: it is a longtime friend and a generous supporter of our charity project ‘Harambee Gwassi-Kenya’ and he often dedicates the sales of his paintings to support our Schools project! His paintings are real works“.
I couldn’t find out more about the artist so far and the website that was provided didn’t work. But I can say, that the work presented at La Maison d’Aneli is worth looking at. Some of the pictures have an Asian touch, some are clearly impressions of the Mediterrean. When you compare these pictures, that are taken from real paintings according to Renoir Adder with the digital “paintings” presented by Layachi Hamidouche (Layachi Ihnen) or Lam Erin it is hard to tell what’s real and what’s digital.

Renoir Adder / vangogh Rembranch at La Maison d’Aneli

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 this new joined exhibtion, Aneli. I enjoyed my visit a lot again.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/32/40/21

Further information and links used in this blog post:

Moya Patrick (moya janus) website
http://moyapatrick.com/
Landmark to Moya Land
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moya%20Land/53/95/36
My visit to Moya Land “Simploring 2017 (56) Moya”
https://themaurers.me/2017/07/20/simploring-2017-56-moya/
About Patrick Moya in Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Moya

Liam erin’s art on flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/103098463@N04/

chapichapo Delvalle art on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chapichapo-delvalle/

Landmark to LAYACHI ART GALLERY
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Music/131/195/37
Layachi Hamidouche (Layachi Ihnen) website
http://layachi-hamidouche.net

Renoir Adder / vangogh Rembranch website (the site didn’t work for me)
http://fotoalbum.alice.it/cispiarte

Simploring 2018 (97) Another joined exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli

On October 31st, a new joined exhibition of 5 different artists was opened at La Maison d’Aneli. This time it features the art of Nevereux, Cybele Moon (Hana Hoobinoo), rikku Yalin, Barret Darkfold and Violaine (anadonne). And once again the mixture of different art is quite facinating.

I started my visit with Nevereux, an artist who I came across this year the first time seeing the installation doLLoureux (read here). At La Maison d’Aneli Nevereux presents the 3Dinstallation “Assembly line”. This installation is mostly made up of black straight lines, that define a room or an area. Some very few elements and texts “disturb” the lines and the rooms built by them. This maybe a blinking “Sale” sign in red, or a chair or a sliding door or a head. Together wiht the different geometrical forms you’ll be inspired to think about the potential messages behind it. You cross the room freely, the lines don’t hinder you, but nonetheless you feel the limitations that those line imply on you. Everybody has to make it’s own conclusions. Or as Neveruex expresses it “The point is that you’re inside a 3D drawing.

La Maison d’Aneli – Neveroux

Cybele Moon (Hana Hoobinoo) is offers a mixture of photographs taken in the physical world on in virtual worlds. With some pictures it’s hard to distinguish where they were taken, or are the mixed? I liked in particular the Autumn picture with a tree loosing it’s leaves in front of it. Each of Cybele’s pictures seems to tell a story, that you have to make up yourself. The protraits are attracting, at least I wanted to know more, and again I can make up my own story.
Cybele has an own blog, that you might want to look up.

La Maison d’Aneli – Cybele Moon (Hana Hoobinoo)

rikku Yalin’s art is a mixture of 3D and 2D, the objects seem to be built from scrap, they are to some extent funny. They interact with the 2D pictures displayed at the walls, be it graffiti or be it screws, nuts and gearwheels. Looking at the details is very interesting and at least my thought was that it all shouldn’t be taken too seriously. I just enjoyed exploring rikku’s art.

La Maison d’Aneli – rikku Yalin

Barret Darkfold, in RL known as David Aran Brugues, is an abstract painter from Catalonia working with techniques like watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed, encaustic, and digital art.
At La Maison d’Aneli he presents paintings with the colour Yellow. On a frist view they might look all similar, due to the amount of pictures on the same size, but looking closer at them you see that each of them is unique and as they are abstract you may interpret them yourself.
David Aran Brugues has also his own website, if you understand Spanish (I don’t) and are interested to see more of his art.

La Maison d’Aneli – Barret Darkfold (in RL David Aran Brugues)

Violaine (anadonne) shows variations of RL photographs, abstract pictures and watercolour. The pictures are grouped, 4 variations of a picture or scene each. They are clearly connected with each other and tell a story or offer a different point of view. I for my part can’t categorize her art. I think she’s playing with different forms to express herself.

La Maison d’Aneli – Violaine (anadonne)

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. This joined exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli is open until November 25th. I enjoyed my visit and it inspired me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/32/40/21
Cybele Moon (Hana Hoobinoo)’s blog
https://cybeleshineblog.wordpress.com/
Barret Darkfold (in RL David Aran Brugues) website
http://www.microgaleria.cat

Simploring 2018 (84) A new joined exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli

At La Maison d’Aneli a new joined exhibition of 5 artists has been opened on Wednesday, September 26th. It features the art of: ChrisTower Dae, Solkide Auer & Magda Schmidtzau, Kirle Adamski and Dantelicia Ethaniel. All artists have a different focus which makes the exhibition varied and enjoyable. When you enter La Maison d’Aneli you get a folder offered which contains some information about the artists. I used some of this information in my following text.

ChrisTower Dae, Solkide Auer & Magda Schmidtzau, Kirle Adamski and Dantelicia Ethaniel featured in a joined exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli

Kirle Adamski, is a selftaught artist from Denmark who started painting in 1997 and had her first exhibition in Denmark in 2000. Kirlie expresses herself in strong colours. She says that she never decides a motive before painting, there’s no plan, in the end the painting expresses herself at the time it was made. Kirlie’s paintings are in watercolour and copied from RL paintings. She had several exhibitions in RL as well as in SL.

Impressions of Kirle Adamski’s art at La Maison d’Aneli

Dantelicia Ethaniel is a French plastic artist and fashion designer in first life, Dantelicia has embraced the virtuality of Second Life almost 10 years ago. She got passionate about SL photography early on and uses it to create a bridge with traditional painting effects such as water colors or acrylic she practiced in her everyday life.

Impressions of Dantelicia Ethaniel’s art at La Maison d’Aneli

Solkide Auer tries to express his ideas through different sculptures. He started creating geometrical shapes then used more difficult techniques such as “the shade”, which gives the possibility to manipulate a unique prim in a very complex way. As a result he obtained unexpected and different shapes quite unlike the ones anyone can find around. Solkide Auer’s art has been exhibited at several galleries and museums within SL but he has also transfered his art into RL exhibitions be it printed or be it shown as 3D on monitors.

Impressions of Solkide Auer’s art at La Maison d’Aneli

At La Maison d’Aneli Solkide’s art work is part of an exhibition named “Might of Soul” that features pictures of Maddy (Magda Schmidtzau) who is a passionate phortographer in RL. In Second Life she plays with the possibilites of this virtual world and tries to convey the magic that she sees. Maddy had already quite a lot exhibitions within SL. Maddy’s pictures exhibitied at La Maison d’Aneli are both, RL pictures and artificially processed pictures taken in Second Life. The combination of Solkide’s geometrical shapes and shades with the pictures of Maddy makes this exhibtion unique.

Impressions of Maddy’s (Magda Schmidtzau) art at La Maison d’Aneli

ChrisTower Dae is an Italian photographer. Chris shows at La Maison D’Aneli portrait pictures taken in Second Life, mainly female. The pictures impress by their perfection as well as by the facial expression. The avatars have a unique soul and the viewer can sense the emotions transfered with the portraits. Chris places the face mostly at a side of his pictures, not showing the whole head which might contribute to the facination of the portraits.

Impressions of ChrisTower Dae’s art at La Maison d’Aneli

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 this great joined exhibtion, Aneli. I enjoyed my visit a lot.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/43/41/21

Simploring 2018 (73) – Art Afternoon

I found some time for simploring on Friday, August 24th and decided to visit some exhibitions.

First I went to Daphne.Arts and visited the exhibition Nativo, which brings a compilation of drawings, paintings and poems, created by the Italian artist Stefano Mingione. Mingione is an Italian artist in the physical world, who has been active since the 1970s. A common theme in these works is the depiction of duality in the human nature: youth and adulthood, birth and extermination – in a never-ending spiral of life and death. Along with his artworks, Mingione is presenting three of his poems, including “Nativo”, that gives name to the exhibition.

When you enter Nativo you’ll stand in the middle of Mingione’s pictures in black and white, which are kind of threatening, showing masses of desperate people, eager for life but scared to death. In many of these pictures you’ll find the crucified Jesus. There’s a clear relation to christianity in these pictures.

“Nativo” by Stefano Mingione at Daphne.Arts

You will see a human in an embryo pose hoovering in quite some distance of the pictures and a hallway leading to it. There’s one chair just at this scuplture, you can sit down and listen to the above mentioned poems, narrated by Stefano Mingione himself. For those not understanding Italian, there’s a translation to English.
You can get more information about the exhibition “Nativo” on the Daphne.Arts website.

Thank you Sheldon Bergman (sheldonbr) and Angelika Corral for providing Daphne.Arts.

Landmark to Daphne.Arts “Nativo”
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Seduction/42/233/4001
Daphne.Arts website with information about “Nativo”
https://www.daphnearts.com/nativo/

Then I went to La Maison D’Aneli where a new exhibtion was opened to the public on August 22nd. Aneli Abeyante presents the work from several artits: JudiLynn India, 9Volt Borkotron, Megan Prumier, cullum Writer, Senka Beck, Impossibleisnotfrench and herself.

The exhibition is varied and compromises black and white erotic pictures (Megan Prumier), moving colourful geometric forms and spirals (Aneli Abeyante), artful mesh objects with a touch of technic (Impossibleisnotfrench), colorful abstract pictures (JudiLynn India), fractals and colourful pictures (cullum Writer) and the very colourful fantasy objects and pictures (9Volt Borkotron, Senka Beck).

There are notecards for more information about the artists avaiable either close to their work or as a folder with all of them. In the notecards you’ll find also links to other websites with even more information. I just used some basic information along with the pictures I took. Most of the exhibited art is also for sale.

Aneli Abeyante adores geometry and maths, she owns La Masion D’Aneli and provides her place for the art.
Known in SL as JudiLynn India and in RL as Judi Lynn studied art at Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She focuses her creativity on acrylic and digital painting.

Megan Prumier is a multimedia artist and resident in Second Life. Her skills are extended on the field of photography, mostly portraits on modern, minimal and even surreal Scenes.


Harry Cover, also known as Impossibleisnotfrench, is from France. He started his second life by playing with prims, then sculpties and finally mesh (Blender). He’s passionate about photos and  graphic designer in RL (among others).

Cullum Writer is from Brazil and found her artistic inspiration here in SL. She found the happiness to capture and perpetuate images that touched her sensibility with the harmony and grace of their forms and colors. She tries new techniques as fractals, collage, developing her graphic art.

9volt Borkotron’s digital works are most influenced by the gradual and often musical stages of natural transformation in all it’s forms ranging from the macro/micro biological material to the quantum electromagnetic on all scales.
Senka Beck’s playground is SL where she enjoys interacting with peeps and prims. She worked already at several projects within SL.

Thank you Aneli Abeyante for this great exhibition!

Landmark to La Maison D’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/33/49/254

Simploring 2017 (96) 5 artists at La Maison d’Aneli

Recently I got an invitation for the opening of an exhibition at “La Maison d’Aneli” presenting five different artists: Calypos Applewhyte, Moewe Winkler, Lagu Indigo, Stardove Spirt and MathieuL Bravin.
La Maison d’Aneli is owned and run by Aneli abeyante. With her gallery she supports the artists and contributes to keep art in Second Life alive.

I went to see the exhibtion at the opening day, November 29th, but had to return home just after a first short view, hence I revisited a few days later. The upside was that I had the exhibition mostly all for myself.

Right next to the landing point is the exhibition of Lagu Indigo. The golden colours will literally attract you, when you arrive at La Maison d’Aneli. Lagu Indigo is an artist from Wales in the UK. Lagu loves all styles of art and loves to paint Angels in acrylic. The exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli is called Angelic Peace: “Based on peace when we feel angels near , this time of year brings us closer to spirituality and feeling of angels. My paintings are in acrylic. I hope you enjoy and it brings you inner joy and peace at Christmas and all year, as life goes though many changes, have faith and belief.”

Lagu Indigo at La Maison d’Aneli

Opposed to Lagu Indigo’s Angelic Peace is the exhibition “Mystical Forest” of Stardove Spirt. In this exhibition the colour blue is dominating and it makes a nice contrast to the gold of Lagu Indigo. Stardove Spirt wrote this about Mystical Forest: “I have based my build on a mystical enchanted forest, a blending of textures, drawings in chalk and added program features, a slight blend of christmas and the spirit of enchantment. Believe in magic and dream in the spirit of nature and enchantment. Hope you all enjoy. Blessings of peace

Stardove Sprit at La Maison d’Aneli

The exhibitions of Lagu and Stardove are on the upper level of La Maison d’Aneli. Downstairs you’ll find the other 3 exhibtions. The stairway leads you directly into the exhibtion of Calypso Applewhyte:
A good picture for me is when it speaks of life, an emotion. I love specially minimalist photography vision but however intense. The Woman in SL is my favorite subject, but I also like to photograph beautiful landscapes of SL with a special angle that could express the soul of the place.”

Calypso Applewhyte at La Maison d’Aneli

Adjacent to Calypso’s pictures you can see the work of MathieuL Bravin. His pictures have not a single theme. Most of them are in black and white. They are intended to transmit emotion and should not be simple pictures. Mathieu says that when he closes his eyes after looking at them he can hear the music, the tones of the actors, he can dive into the scene.

MathieuL Bravin at La Maison d’Aneli

The last exhibtion is opposed to Calypso’s and MathieuL’s exhibtion on the ground level of La Maison d’Aneli. Moewe Winkler is painting and photographing in RL as well as in Second Life. In this virtual world she enhances her pictures by the means of 3D, scripting and sound-installations. Her art impresses by minimalism on one side and by colour and particles on the other side. I want to mention the shadow couple, which moves behind the screen. I also liked the the tree with it’s 3D effects a lot.

Moeve Winkler at La Maison d’Aneli

During my visit I had a private chat with slave kelly and she asked me to let her join. I picked her up at home and she accompanied me visiting the last 3 exhibitions. We were all alone, nontheless it had something like “fetish meets art”.

Fetish meets art: Diomita with slave kelly at La Maison d’Aneli

Thank you Aneli abeyante for providing your gallery La Maison d’Aneli for the art. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to La Maison D’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/9/139/2312