Art in Second Life 2021 (34) Art Galerie HaXue

I got an invitation for the opening even of the brand new “Art Galerie HaXue“. I just have been to the also new “Art Galerie HaXue” at Noir’Wen City in January 2021 (read here) . Yes, the name is the same – yet the Art Galerie Haxue that opened on March 24th is kind of the main gallery.

The new Art Galerie HaXue

Art Galerie HaXue is owned by the two artists Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue). When I visited the Art Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (Nieu (NieuwenHove) gave me some background information about the two artists:
Puce and Cayenne… Two young artists working together, complementing and multiplying each other, each one of them offering us a magical and teeming world where dreams simply become real, without any other form of question or word…..
They make a playful art, out of the ordinary, open, varied, where the extraordinary simply becomes obvious. Puce and Cayenne make us travelling in a lively universe where they explore and defy without emphasis the laws of logic. They also allow us to find in us a part of childhood with adult eyes.

Impressions of the new Art Galerie HaXue featuring the art of Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue) (1)

The new Art Galerie Haxue is in a huge building on a sky platform. The building presents Puce and Cayenne’s art over 3 floors above ground and several floors under the building. The floors above ground are transparent glass floors so that you see all 3 floors when you enter the building. Spread over all 3 floors you find 3D art playing with light effects, with permanent chainging patterns. to see the effects you should set your viewer to midnight and of course you should have advanced lighting switched on.

Impressions of the new Art Galerie HaXue featuring the art of Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue) (2)

There are many objects, ranging from a huge dinosaur skeleton, to circling planets, from human like sculptures to pure fantasy objects. The walls are used to to showcase the 2D art. Most of the art on the floors above ground is from Puce.

But there’s more – the floors below ground. Here you find several installations of Cayenne, installations that play with colours, with light and mirroring effects and with moving elements. But here you also find a room with more erotic pictures or other rooms with themed picture of Cayenne. I also saw kind of a 3D picture.

Impressions of the new Art Galerie HaXue featuring the art of Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue) (3)

Both artists were not new to me. I came across Puce (titput) in September 2020 at La Maison d’Aneli (read here). Puce is in Second Life for more than 4 years. She was curious and began building, shaped prims and began building her own world.
And from the latest exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli in November 2020 I know Cayenne (Bebop Xue), a French artist, who is in Second Life for over 12 years (read here) – and I saw their first Galerie Haxue at Noir’Wen City in January (read here).
Both like the play with different forms of art, something between isntallations with light and colours and pure artful 2D pictures. Their variety is impressive.

Impressions of the new Art Galerie HaXue featuring the art of Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue) (4)

The new Galerie Haxue is also impressive. I like it a lot. It is spacious and offers enough room so that the art can fully develop its effect. Thank you Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue) for your gallery and for your art. I enjoyed my first visit and I wish both of you luck and fun and success with your new gallery

Landmark to Galerie Haxue
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yala%20Paradise/28/195/1549
Landmark to Art Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/55/130/23
Cayenne (Bebop Xue)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/186877621@N05/
Puce (titput)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/168063197@N06/

Art in Second Life 2021 (8) Art Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City

I got an invitation from Violet Boa to attend the opening of the new “Art Galerie HaXue” at Noir’Wen City on January 10th. I visited the gallery before the opening on January 9th.

Art Galerie HaXue is owned by the two artists Puce (titput) and Cayenne (Bebop Xue). During my visit Nieu (NieuwenHove) was present as he was preparing the stage for the opening party. He gave me some background information about the two artists:
Puce and Cayenne… Two young artists working together, complementing and multiplying each other, each one of them offering us a magical and teeming world where dreams simply become real, without any other form of question or word…..
They make a playful art, out of the ordinary, open, varied, where the extraordinary simply becomes obvious. Puce and Cayenne make us travelling in a lively universe where they explore and defy without emphasis the laws of logic. They also allow us to find in us a part of childhood with adult eyes.

Impressions of Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (1)

Both artists were not new to me. I came across Puce (titput) in September 2020 at La Maison d’Aneli (read here). Puce is in Second Life for more than 4 years. She was curious and began building, shaped prims and began building her own world.
And from the latest exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli in November 2020 I know Cayenne (Bebop Xue), a French artist, who is in Second Life for over 12 years (read here)

Impressions of Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (2)

It is no surprise that you can recognise the art of Puce and Cayenne at their gallery immediately when you you saw their work before. Right behind the entrance on the left side is a quite large exhibit from Puce, playing with light and shadows, with scupltures of humans transparent pictures on the walls.

The art of Cayenne is also coined by the play with forms and lights. There are two pictures at the gallery where she place a 3D object in front of the picture so that it literally connects with the picture. In one work it is a sphere, in another work it is two heads looking at each other. Depending on your viewing angle you get diffeernt impressions.
The constant change is also expressed by a couple of pictures that rotate so that you’re forced to focus to see the picture itself. In another picture Cayenne has brought the texture on an half shell and added light effects – and again you have to focus to see the picture itself. A few of Cayenne’s pictures are originally taken from an installation of Cica Ghost. Cayenne enhanced and processed them but Cica’s art is still recognizable behind the pictures.

Impressions of Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (3)

At the back wall of the Art Galerie HaXue you find a door leading to the “Dream Factory”. This part of the exhibtion reminded me of Puce’s installation at La Masion d’Aneli. I wrote: “a world using chess patterns, transparency, lights and shadows to compose a piece of art that you can walk through. Most elements are animated, so the installation changes permanently and I for my part had dificulties where to look at first.” That fits to the Dream Factory as well, at least with regard to the chess patterns and the chess figures. I also recognized the maid dresses that levitate in the room. But still, it is not the same piece of art. And there’s a second different room which walls, floor and ceiling are covered with pictures and patterns in warm tones. In the room live a few crows.

Impressions of Galerie HaXue at Noir’Wen City (4)

As the Art Galerie HaXue is Cayenne (Bebop Xue)’s and Puce (titput)’s personal art space we can expect to see their newest art projects presented there. I enjoyed my first visit.
Thank you Nieu (NieuwenHove) for the provided information. I could sense how excited you were about the new gallery and the artists. Many thanks also to Violet Boa for her promotion and press work.

Landmark to Art Galerie HaXue
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/55/130/23
Cayenne (Bebop Xue)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/186877621@N05/
Puce (titput)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/168063197@N06/