Simploring 2019 (56) La Maison d’Aneli in May

On Wednesday, May 15th, a new exhibtion was opened to the public at La Maison d’Aneli. This month the gallery presents insights in the art of Giovanna Cerise, Mathilde Vhargon, Vroum Short, DELALUNE Ella, McGrafite and Tshirtkikill Straaf.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – the entrance hall with Aneli Abeyante’s chessmen

The entrance hall of La Maison d’Aneli is used to display Aneli Abeyante’s own art, a chess in black, red and white with abstract, modern chessmen. You get to the exhibition of the above mentioned artists by teleporting from the entrance hall.

Vroum Short’s installation “Mirror” and Giovanna Verise’s Installation are 3D installations, while the other 4 artists display their pictures.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Marisa Camelo (mcgrafite)

McGrafite’s passion is drawing. The biography distributed by Aneli just reveals a bit about McGrafite “Since I was born that I always loved to draw, drawing is part of me, it is my therapy, my passion …
I started to make graphite portraits, through photography, about 10 years ago and I never stopped! I started drawing full-time making portraits, other kinds of realistic drawings and designs for tattoos.” I didn’t find an avatar of this name and the exhibited art was uploaded by Aneli. Hence asked Aneli and she told me that she got the pictures from McGrafite, who has problems connecting to SL at the moment.
I went to McGrafite’s gallery. Strangely enough, I could see Marisa Camelo (mcgrafite)’s profile there (when inspecting the exhibited art) – but not using the search function. McGrafite is Portugese and there’s more information about her and her art on her website.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Mathilde Vhargon

Mathilde Vhargon is “a former classical musician, she began making sculptures in Second Life 10 years ago, and soon became more focused on digital painting, which she creates using only Gimp and ArtRage programmes“. She loves strong colours and abstract forms. At La Maison d’Aneli her part of the exhibtion extends over 2 floors. The lower floor, shows colour compositions, some slightly reminding me of kaleidoscopes, the upper floor presents pictures of geometric abstraction. In my personal opinion the latter are quite impressive.
The notecard with Mathilde’s biography that you can grab at the exhibtion also lists her other current exhibtions in Second Life (quite some).
Remark: You can identify her art by searching the leaf in each of Mathilde’s pictures, it’s her kind of signature.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Giovanna Cerise

Giovanna Cerise is not unknow to me. I visited Flash Back / Flash Forward in 2017 (read Simploring 2017 (42) Flash Back / Flash Forward), in 2016 I visited her LEA-installation Monochrome (read here) and in April 2015 I saw Otium (read here: A visit to Otium). Giovanna is an Italian literature teacher and musician. In Second Life she’s active since Ende of 2008 and had many exhibtions and installations. She particpated in the LEA program participations and her list of activities and appearances is long. For more information look up her website.
The installation shown at La Maison d’Aneli has no specific name. It was inspired by poetry of Alda Merini “… one lies on the back of the world and feels…
The sculptures are no that easy to see when you’re too close to them, the room is filled with geometric forms, mostly transparent blocks and stairs. Between them you find the sculptures, or what appears to be a sculpture when you look not too close … they are puzzle pieces like the complex world around them, but then they are also individuals nonetheless.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Lune (delalune ella)

Lune (delalune ella) is French and she’s in Second Life since 2007. Her art is shown on 2 floors, one floor for her colourful kaleidoscope pictures, one for her photographs. Her kaleidoscopes animate to dive into them, to explore them, her photographs radiate peace and serenity.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Tshirtkikill Straaf

Behind Tshirtkikill Straaf in Second life is the French graphic artist Stéph Para. His work is kind of bizarre, funny and mostly just in black and white, hence if he uses colour it catches your attention much more. There are two websites (la bonne anime and la bonne illustration) where you could get more information, supposed your understand more French than I do.

La Maison d’Aneli May 2019 – Vroum Short

Vroum Short is a French SL artist since 2007. She created VeGeTaL PLaNet, about which I read already and which is on my list of places to visit. According to the artist notecard that I got at La Maison d’Aneli VeGeTaL PLaNet is “a world where everything becomes possible and achievable where the barriers of reality fade away to let the imagination flood it with life. In her underwater exhibitions, living plant sculptures and luminous paintings, animated in 3D, mingle
The installation a La Maison d’Aneli is called “Mirror” and should be seen with your windlight set to midnight. The reflections of the geometric objects are amazing, it is a world of itself that you can walk through.

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 Aneli for another great exhibition and thank you to all artists. Enjoy your visit – I did.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/32/40/21
McGrafite’s gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Samoa/30/142/50
McGrafite’s website
https://steemit.com/@mcgrafite
Giovanna Cerise’s website
http://giovannacerise.blogspot.it/
Stéph Para aka Tshirtkikill Straaf’s websites
http://labonneanime.fr/
http://labonneillustration.fr/
Landmark to VeGeTaL PLaNet
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oak%20Park/140/131/55

Simploring 2019 (28) Rey’s Gallery

When I visited the current exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli on February 28th (read Simploring 2019 (30) La Maison d’Aneli March) I came across Reycharles, who is one of the artists who’s work is exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli.

Impressions from Rey’s Gallery (1)

Along with the exhibition Reycharles wrote a notecard about himself and his work:
I’ve been in sl since 2012. I’ve spent a lot of my time traveling around this world. In the real world I work with digital and 3D graphics. I really like creating and manipulating to experiment with color and effect forms both in 2D and in 3D.
This is part of my work in the real world and I thought I’d bring it to SL too, so I’ve just started making exhibitions, I also have a gallery where I exhibit my artistic works, originals and reproductions.
My mind is open to all the suggestions of fantasy, instinct and emotions of the moment. I also love decorative objects, thinking that art and design are a beautiful couple

Impressions from Rey’s Gallery (2)

In particular Reycharles sculptures, be it human statues or geometric forms or fantasy objects caught my eye at La Maison d’Aneli and spontaneously I decided to visit “Rey’s Gallery” the very next day. Rey’s Gallery is dominated by his 3D objects, his sculptures. The landing is at a court in front of the entrance to the gallery building – and the court is used as an extra exhibition area.

Inside I found some of the exhibits from La Maison D’Aneli, like the hand with holes or the ballerina. But most of the objects were new to me. I was in particular intrigued by the “Yes and No” sculpture and by some of the stylised female bodies. As Reycharles predominantly makes scultpures in white or in one single colour the row of 5 apples in different strong colours on the 2nd floor is outstanding also.

Impressions from Rey’s Gallery (3)

All of Reycharles sculptures can be purchased in Rey’s Gallery itself or at his store on the marketplace. I’m pretty sure, that I’ll come across his art again. For sure in my own garden as I purchased the “Yes and No” sculpture.

Rey’s Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/JollyRoger/192/43/22
Rey’s store at the marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/190502

Simploring 2019 (27) La Maison d’Aneli March

I missed the opening of the current joined exhibtion at La Maison d’Aneli on Wednesday, 27 February, but I visited the day after. In March La Maison d’Aneli presents the work of 6 artists: Reycharles, Jeaneos7, Serena Parisi, Rofina Bronet, Kiana Jarman and Oema.

At “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

I started my tour through the exhibtion with Reycharles, who is in Second Life since 2012. In RL he works with digital and 3D graphics. He likes creating and manipulating to experiment with colour and effect forms both in 2D and in 3D – and he brings it to Second Life as well. Besides presenting his work in exhibtions, Reycharles also has an own gallery (here). At La Maison d’Aneli we see a variety of 3 D scupltures together with graphics and get some insight into his work.

Reycharles at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Jean (Jeaneos7) joined Second Life in 2016 and began making profile pictures of friends in 2018. Soon he opened a photo studio named J7Studios, that also serves as a permanet gallery nowadys. Besides portraits he also loves to take picture of beautiful landscapes. At La Maison d’Aneli we see an excerpt of his work.

Jean (Jeaneos7) at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Serana Parisi describes herself as an explorer in RL and SL. Being in SL for more than 12 years, she still likes the joy, the simplicity, her friends of course and always to discover even more in SL (in this relation she’s like myself). The photography allows her to share her life. In the exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli she shows picture of her journey to Vietnam. She encountered people who’s smile and emotions intrigued her. She’s enthusiastic about the explosion of colours, which she thinks characterises this country. And her pictures serve as a proof that.

Serana Parisi at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Rofina Bronet is in Second life for 11 years and decribes herself as a dreamer, maker, thinker, crazy, charming, with inner fire, open mindeds and much more. Two years ago she started with videos and pictures, she mixed pictures and video material recorded in Second Life. Her videos contain 3D effects, special effects and supports the music and art scene in Second Life. At La Maison d’Aneli you can watch her video of art installations of other artists like Bryn Oh or from festivals and other events. Besides that you see related pictures of these installations and events.

Rofina Bronet at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Kiana Jarman also joined Second Life 11 years ago. She simply loves to take pictures in Real Life as well as in Second Life. She says: “Photography is like writing with light, making music with shades, such as paint with time and seeing with love“. The pictures exhibited at La Maison d’Aneli transport a lot of emotions. You can sense the passion that went into creating them.

Kiana Jarman at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

Oema is quite renowed as an artist in Second Life. I visited her sim Enchanted Art back in 2017 where Oema presented not just her art (read Simploring 2017 (34) Enchanted Art). Enchanted Art is no longer existent. Oema said about herself “I am an artist, an art curator, an art blogger and a magazines writer … so I am an art passionate:-). Art is a very important part of my life, one of the best ones“.
The exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli shows the broad spectrum of Oema’s art. She loves virtual landscapes, she tries to make them look realistic and she loves surreal art. At La Maison D’Aneli her pictures are shown in a dark environment, that gets a mystic atmosphere by moving sparkles of lights. Oema also writes about art in her blog Virtuality.

Oema at “La Maison d’Aneli” March 2019

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. And thank you to all artists. It’s really worth a visit.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/32/40/21
Raycharles gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/JollyRoger/192/43/22
Jean (Jeaneos7)’s J7Studios
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Marble%20Hills/10/154/21
Oema’s blog Virtuality
https://virtuality.blog/

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