Art in Second Life 2022 (39) Exaggerations by Blip Mumfuzz @ Andante Gallery

Following Inara Pey’s blog I came across her post “Blip’s exaggerations in Second Life” and a gallery which I had not visited before – the Andante Gallery, operated by Jules Catlyn and Iris Okiddo (IrisSweet). The Andante Gallery has new exhibitions every 5 to 6 weeks. The current exhibition is by Blip Mumfuzz and titled “Exaggerations”.

The gallery itself is larger than it seems on a first glance and consists of two L-shaped buildings with a center court.
Most of the pictures of Blip Mumfuzz in this exhibition are flowers and plants that are processed with filters or additional layers to create a dominant colour, floral abstracts, exaggerations as the title implies. Blip used the windows of the gallery building to showcase more of her art looking from inside to the outside.

Impressions of “Exaggerations” by Blip Mumfuzz @ Andante Gallery (1)

I had come across Blip Mumfuzz in March 2020 the first time, when she exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli (read here). I also saw her exhibition “Urban and Industrial Images”, that excited me because of the way and the environment in which Blip presented her art (read here). I personally think she has the talent for the right way to showcast her work.
Blip Mumfuzz is a SL verteran, being inworld since 2007. Blip takes extraordinairy pictures in Second Life. Her art is to select the right cut-out of a picture, she looks for the abstract in the common, she “helps people to “see” the world with their mind and not just with their eyes.
Some pictures at the exhibition are different though. For example there’s a series of 3 pictures “Grill, Breakfast and Back” that capture everyday life scenes. And through one window you can see the picture “Microbus”, that is an example of Minimalism in Blip’s artwork. Amoung the floral abstraction pictures, these pictures gain particular attention.

Impressions of “Exaggerations” by Blip Mumfuzz @ Andante Gallery (2)

You can see more of Blip’s art at her flickr page or at her Mumfuzz Gallery.

The exhibition “Exaggerations” by Blip Mumfuzz at Andante Gallery will stay open until May 8th. Thank you Blip for this exhibition, thank you Jules Catlyn and Iris Okiddo (IrisSweet) for enabling it and thank you Inara for your post. I enjoyed my visit.

landmark to “Exaggerations” by Blip Mumfuzz at Andante Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amityville/144/108/24
Inara Pey’s blogpost “Blip’s exaggerations in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2022/04/12/blips-exaggerations-in-second-life/
Blip Mumfuzz flickr
http://bit.ly/23XK2aE
Mumfuzz Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Babbage/8/57/106

Art in Second Life 2021 (120) “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz

Blip Mumfuzz invited me to see her newest exhibition at The Kondor Art Center and I went over to see it on the spot as I had some time left Friday, December 10th. I was excited, a great exhibition.

When I arrived, I thought I’d be in an industrial area, in a town… I looked around – no, it is an exhibtion, you see that on the second view *winks*. When you look around you see the showcased pictures in the surrounding background, on the sides of containers, at harbour walls, and facades. It takes a while until you recognize them as single unique pictures.

Impressions of “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center (1)

I grabbed a notecard close to the landing. In the notecard Blip wrote about the exhibition:
When Hermes approached me and asked if I’d do a themed exhibition focusing on my urban/industrial images I was initially skeptical. I’ve always resisted the idea because I make images of several different types: portraits and self-portraits, nature images, slice-of-life, urban/industrial and others, and a themed would preclude many other newer images that I’d like to show. Hermes eventually prevailed and the result is this current exhibition that includes many images from my archives along side new images.”

Impressions of “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center (2)

The amazing set/environment was built by uber-talented Naru Darkwatch. Given the theme, I felt that showing the work in an “environment”, rather than a traditional box gallery might enhance the viewer’s experience of the pieces. Given the spectacular result I’d say this exhibition would be a completely different experience without her contribution.”

Blip is very right in this point. The exhibition got a very special touch by setting it into the right enviroment. Naru Darkwatch did a great job. I had come across Blip Mumfuzz in March 2020 the first time, when she exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli (read here). Blip Mumfuzz is a SL verteran, being inworld since 2007. Blip has the talent to take very extraordinairy pictures in Second Life. Her art is to select the right cut-out of a picture, she looks for the abstract in the common, she “helps people to “see” the world with their mind and not just with their eyes.” Some of her pictures convince by the many details you can find, others are intriguing by minimalism.
You can see more of Blip’s art at her flickr page or at her Mumfuzz Gallery.

Impressions of “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center (3)

The structure of the industrial area is really well done. You can even enter a small gallery space with 3 pictures – can you find it? I wanted to find out how the environment was created and zoomed out. By then I realized that the background is not just background but is also put together with pictures by Blip Mumfuzz.

Impressions of “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center (4)

I enjoyed my visit a lot. Thank you Blip Mumfuzz for your art, thank you Naru Darkwatch for the great setting, thank you Hermes Kondor for providing the space for the art. The exhibition shall be open for visitors until begin of January 2022.

Landmark to “Urban and Industrial Images” by Blip Mumfuzz @ The Kondor Art Center
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waka/216/162/1424
Blip Mumfuzz flickr
http://bit.ly/23XK2aE
Mumfuzz Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Babbage/8/57/106

Art in Second Life 2020 (9) La Maison d’Aneli – March 2020

Yesterday, on Wednesday, March 4th, Aneli opened her next joined exhibtion featuring the art of Bachi Cheng, Cybele Moon (Hana Hoobinoo), In Inaka, Mistero Hifeng, Serena Parisi and Blip Mumfuzz.

As I’m always spend my time a night with Mistress Jenny and the family I visited the exhibition already on Monday and Tuesday, March 2nd/3rd. When you visit after the official openening there might be some minor changes to what I saw these days.

My visit started with the room of Bachi Cheng, an artist painter and designer in RL and SL. Bachi writes about herself and her art: “I love to paint Moments. Moments of life, Moments of Love, Moments so deep that you never want to forget them, Moments at the edge of orgasm or despair, just life like we ought to live it, plainly. Let me take you in the core of my Art
Her art is quite feisty and exaggerated, transpiring her message clearly and not subtle, sometimes reminding of comic strips and clearly explicit. In the center of her room is a board game “The game of the mad” and fitting to this theme you find a painting at the wall “La nef des fous” – “The ship of the mad”. In her art there’s a lot to discover!

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Bachi Cheng

Serena Parisi explores Second Life and real life for many years (actually SL since 2006). At La Maison d’Aneli we see pictures from a journey to Burma (or Myanmar). Serena took mainly protraits of people and these portraits provide some insight into the contury. Serena is in particular excited about the colours that characterize this country. In the notecard that you can grab at her room she also writes obout the secret of beauty of the Burmese: Thanaka. Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark of several trees which grow abundantly in central Myanmar. It is a distinctive feature of the culture of Myanmar, seen commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls (source wikipedia)

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Serena Parisi

Hana Hoobinoo aka CybeleMoon titeled her room at La Maison d’Aneli “The Spaewife’s Island” and it the accompanying notecard she gives some information: “As an introduction to the exhibit for those who may not have heard the term spaewife, it is both Celtic and Icelandic in origin and is a woman with the second sight, possibly a seer or a witch , definitely a woman of both woodland and seashore.
The island is in the back part of the room, the walls show Cybele’s art, scenes and protraits with a particular expression, each of them telling its own story, be it a dream, melancholy or pure joy.

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Hana Hoobinoo

Blip Mumfuzz is a SL verteran, being inworld since 2007. Blip has the talent to take very extraordinairy picutures in Second Life. Her art, shown at La Maison d’Aneli, is to select the right cut-out of a picture and to rearrange the cut-out sometimes to show contrasts, at other times just to seperate the cut-out from the rest of the picture and to give it a new and own meaning. In my opinion the result is intruguing.

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Blip Mumfuzz

I came across Ini (In Inaka) in 2017 the first time when I visited an installation of her at “MetaLes ..O.. ArT Virtual Space” (read here) and when I visited her plave Blue Orange, a friendly bohemian club for MUSIC and ART lovers (read here). I hadn’t seen anything from her every since. Her space at La Maison d’Aneli wasn’t yet finally prepared, but I could see the paintings at the walls, all in the same style, all in black and white, all very large and rich of details. They show dark fantasies, a bit morbid and scary, yet pulling you into the scene, tempting you to see more of the details and to try getting the gist of them.
Remark: I quickly checked Blue Orange – right now it is closed for little holidays and renovation, but I was reminded to have a look at it again.

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – In Inaka

Finally I visited the exhibition of Mistero Hifeng at La Maison d’Aneli. Mistero Hifeng is quite renowned in Second Life and I come across his art in Second Life quite often. I think he’s Italian and he’s creating his art in SL for more than 12 years. I myself have one sculpture of him at our homesim. Mistero developed his own, unique style. You recognize his sculptures immediately. And they all expresses emotions and tell a story. Unfortunately – at least in my personal opinion – the strength of expression of his sculptures do not develop in the same way when they packed into one room. I think they can better develop standing alone or in smaller groups. Nonetheless, you get a real great overview about his art at this exhibtion.

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Mistero Hifeng

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. It always inspires me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/36/55/3501