Simploring 2017 (89) Gem Preiz’ Chaos at The Eye Art Gallery

Gem Preiz’ “Chaos” – The Eye Art Gallery – November 2017 (1)

I discovered Gem Preiz’ art this year and wrote about it in this blog. I saw “No Frontiers” and I saw his exhibtion “5 years of Fractals“. A few days ago I got an invitation from Gem Preiz to visit his latest exhibition called “Chaos” at “The Eye Art Gallery“. Considering that Gem uses fractals for creating his Pictures, “Chaos” seems to be the opposite of what is underlying his art.
Gem wrote an introduction to his exhibtion “Chaos” that describes perfectly what he does and what it expresses:

Gem Preiz’ “Chaos” – The Eye Art Gallery – November 2017 (2)

Confronted with the mysteries of the origins and with the question of the determinism of the Nature, Mankind from Hesiode’s theogony to the most recent mathematical theories, wanted to tame the Chaos, first by naming and personifying it, then much later by putting it in equations, still unsolved.

Look for an underlying structure in the formless and for causes of the unexplained, here is the rock which the Man-Sisyphe pushes in front of him in his secular effort to understand the Universe and dominate it.

This exhibition displays 12 fractal “paintings” on the theme of the Chaos, which seem to illustrate its description given by Ovide : «a raw confused mass, nothing but inert matter, badly combined discordant atoms of things, confused in the one place», but arisen from mathematical functions and numerical calculations which make them pure products of a perfect determinism.”

You can look a few seconds or a few hours at each picture, you won’t recognize any system, any order or any equation that describes it – it looks like chaos. Just the knowledge that it is no chaos won’t help you solving this mystery. And if you neglect this fact and don’t search for the system, then you can see what your mind wants to see within the chaos. I saw landscapes, rocks and water, I saw vulcans and fire. Amzazing pictures, Gem! Thank you.

Gem Preiz’ “Chaos” – The Eye Art Gallery – November 2017 (3)

“Chaos” is presented at The Eye Art Gallery in November 2017. The Eye Art Gallery is owned by Mona (monabyte) and has a monthly changing exhibtion as far as I understood. Unfortunately Mona’s profile is in Spanish (maybe another language?) and I couldn’t find our more about the Art Gallery but I saw some names in the member list that sound familiar to me. Thank you Mona (monabyte) for enabling this exhibtion of Gem.

Landmark to The Eye Art Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cape%20Paradise/26/85/1252

Simploring 2017 (77) 5 years of Fractals

When I read Inara Pey’s blog entry “Five Years of Fractals in Second Life” I remembered my visit to the installation “No Frontiers” by Gem Preiz at LEA in July (read here).
“5 years of Fractals” is an exhibition at the R&D Art Gallery that covers Gem Preiz’ artistical work of the last 5 years.

You can grab an information about Gem Preiz at the entrance of the exhibition and it is helpful for understanding what you see. Gem Preiz “is educated in science and mathematics and is fond of anything related to Nature, Cosmos and Earth, from astronomy to geology. The world of fractals is, in the same way, ruled by Mathematics functions which, as Physics do in Nature, enable to create objects which features repeat themselves at every scale.” In the notecard you’ll find a list of Gem’s work in Second Life and wihtin the LEA program – a long list btw.

The exhibtion is just great. It shows what you can do using fractals, be it related to nature or to Science Fiction, or be it simply fantasy. You will be captured in these pictures as you can discover so much. Many frames are slideshows presenting not just one picture but series of pictures. This way when you stand in one room of the exhibtion you can really dive into this world of fractals. It is amazing. There are links to youtube videos, that were taken at Gem’s former installations. I recommend watching them while you visit the exhibtion. It might change your view on the presented art as the videos add a third dimension and Gem selected fitting music.

The exhibition “5 years of Fractals” at the R&D Art Gallery is quite large and although I spent more than one hour there, I haven’t seen it all. Thank you very much, Gem. I had a nice time-out visiting your exhibtion.

I also looked up Gem Preiz’ profile and he found a nice way to interpret his Second Life name Gem:
“Gem like Gemini, which means twin: I feel so mach better when I’m together with my twin – Gem like Gemstome: I have a passion for minerals”
For sure Gem Preiz’ art is a gem of Second Life.
I also like what he states about his Real Life as it fits perfect to his art: “I spend more than half of my life dreaming of another life”

The R&D Art Gallery is at a sim with the name Diotima. The name Diotima means Zeus Honor, either in the active sense of a woman who honors Zeus, or in the passive sense of a woman honored by Zeus (source: wikipedia). On a sidenote: when I selected my name for Second Life I didn’t remember this name correctly and choose Diomita instead – funny coincidence.

Landmark to R&D Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Waves/146/198/34
Inara pey’s blog entry “Five Years of Fractals in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2017/09/15/five-years-of-fractals-in-second-life/

Simploring 2017 (52) No Frontiers

For simploring Thursday, June 29th, I checked the Second Life Destination guide  and selected another LEA sim, LEA 16
“No Frontiers is an LEA immersive installation where you can pilot spacecrafts among large halls displaying high resolution sci-fi fractal frames by artist Gem Preiz. The trip will lead you to planets and stars after flying among colorful creations, surreal alien worlds and futuristic space bases.

Upon your landing you can grab 2 notecards with information about the art installation and about the artist Gem Preiz. There’s also a guide how to set your environment. Then you choose a vehicle, a space ship and begin your discovery. From the landing a tube leads into the isntallation itself, you fly through the tube to a box and at the wall you look at when you enter the box is a one high resolution futuristic science fiction picture, the box itself is filled with geometrical objects, which move and change and add another dimension to the picture at the wall. From the box another tube leads to the next box. I didn’t count the boxes, according to the notecard there’re 16. And each box is an expereince on it’s own. Flying the space ship is fun and getting these views was simply great. The journey ends in open space where planets and objects float in space.

No Frontiers by Gem Preiz is closed now unfortunately, I made it there on one of the last days. But once again I found a different way to present art and I learend about another artists playing with the possibilities of Second Life. Gem has a long list of exhibitions within Second Life and had several installations within the LEA program already. He’s educated in science and mathematics and and according to himself he enjoys the diversity of shapes and colors as a reflection of Nature’s one. Well, I can’t describe his work any better. No Frontiers was just great to see and I will look out for more art from Gem Preiz, thank you Gem!

No landmark this time as the installation is already closed unfortunately. I hope you got at least an impression of it by the pictures I took.

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