Art in Second Life 2022 (4) Mindscapes by Moki Yuitza

I visisted the January exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, which will be opened officially with an event tonight, January 10th, at noon (12 PM SLT / 9 PM CET). It features Moki Yuitza with her exhibtion called “Mindscapes”. The exhibtion consists of 13 pictures.

Moki wrote about “Mindscpaes”:
SL is a virtual world in which everything is possible …. space is a mathematical/mental construction in which anything can be realized … as long as we can conceive it. When I was young, I loved building everything that went through my head with colored bricks, and here in SL I used the same basic bricks that I had available to give substance to my mental spaces.
Landscapes, formed just with simple prims, in which avatars (we ourselves) move around and to which avatars give body and dimension. One is meaningless without the other.

Impressions of “Mindscapes” by Moki Yuitza @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

The decoration of the exhibition space reflects the elements that you see in Moki’s pictures: spheres, cubes, pyramides, triangels, etc. As I know already from my many visits to the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery the showcased pictures are presented very well by the mirroring effect of the floor. The mirroring effect is made by having a transparent floor and placing the pictures mirrored on the floor below. For the exhibtion “Mindscapes” a lot of the decoration elements, the coloured spheres, cubs, pyramides and others are also under the floor, hence you are literally surrended my Moki’s coloured bricks.

Impressions of “Mindscapes” by Moki Yuitza @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Some pictures build pairs, one showing the a couple in front of or surrounded by the different bricks that form an own structured building or geometrial form, in the correspondent picture Moki placed the couple or only their hands in the foreground and the structure(s) in the background. What you see or perceive is all a question of the perspective or of your standpoint. As intended one can loose oneself in the structured mindspace – mind escape – mindscape. Quite facinating and artful!

Moki Yuitza is in Second Life for over 13 years. I came across her several times lately seeing quite different art from her. I saw Geomorphism at DixMix Gallery in December 2020 (read here), CELLS at The Sim Quarterly in March 2021 (read here) and Genesis at DixMix Gallery (read here).
Moki wrote about herself: “In RL I am an architect and in this metaverse I found the possibility to realize my idea of ​​space and my architectural fantasy, as well as to share it with other people.” (taken from the accompaniny notecard.
Moki has also a flickr account and an own website.

Impressions of “Mindscapes” by Moki Yuitza @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (3)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. She has a separete room at the gallery to showcase her own art, the main room is mostly dedicated to feature other artists.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Mindscapes” by Moki Yuitza, which will be open for the public throughout January 2021. And thank you Moki for your great artwork. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/22/1002
Moki Yuitza’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148055295@N07/
Moki Yuitza’s blog website
https://mokiyuitza.blogspot.com/

Art in Second Life 2021 (116) Virtual Identity by Margherita Hax

I visisted the December exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery. It features an artist, that is known by her flickr page yet never exhibited in Second Life so far: Margherita Hax. The exhibtion is named “Virtual Identity” and consists of 13 pictures.

As I know already from my many visits to the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery the showcased picture are presented very well by the mirroring effect of the floor. As the name of the exhibition implies, the pictures deal with the virtual identity we give our avatar in Second Life. Although the mind and soul remains in the physical world, we try to express ourselves in our avatar – and usually we follow the dream of perfect beauty and perfectionism.

Margarita wrotes about her exhibtion:
The title of this collection of images exhibited at Nitroglobus is inspired by the paradox which Second Life initiates between the identity hidden behind the monitor and the one revealed by the avatar, the messenger of the human being controlling the avatar..
I have always felt the fascination of this paradoxical combination of emotions which, although limited and contained by an important filter in one sense, flow even stronger into the other. Thus, suspended from judging what is true or fake, in my photos, through portraits, gazes, stories and attitudes, I try to show and narrate emotions, lifestyle, relationships and (why not) love in 3D, where even the Myths (Athena, Eros and Narcissus) are present.”

Impressions of Virtual Identity by Margherita Hax @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

Margherita Hax is in Second Life since 2007. She’s Italian. Over the years she experimented in many roles and jobs which all represented a part of her, especially her creativity. She was a model, an event host, a producer and director of shows and a theatrical actress. She was always looking for both an aesthetic and an artistic dimension, had fun, got excited, she fell in love, suffered from the limits of virtuality and moreover was also afraid of no limits.
In real life Margherita Hax is (no surprise) also passionate about visual arts. However, her passion for photography in Second Life wasn’t there in the beginning but came much later.
It is – besides her flickr account with alomost one thousand followers, the first time that Margarita Hax exhibits her artwork publicly in Second Life.

Impressions of Virtual Identity by Margherita Hax @ Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. She has a speparete room at the gallery to showcase her own art, the main room is mostly dedicated to feature other artists.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Virtual Identity” by Margherita Hax, which will be open for the public throughout December 2021. And thank you Margherita for your great artwork. I enjoyed my visit.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/22/1002
Margherita Hax’ flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/90988717@N06//

Art in Second Life 2021 (107) “No Exit” by Milena Carbone

I got an invitation to see the newest exhibtion of Milena Carbone named “No Exit“. It was officially opened on November 3rd at the main hall of Nitroglobus Roof Gallery.

I have covered Milena Carbone (mylena1992) already quite often in this blog and hence I was eager to see her newest exhibition. Dido Hass wrote about “No Exit” in the accompanying notecard that the pictures were not intended for an exhibition originally. Dido Haas selected them from Milena’s recent pictures and pointed out to her that they all show two characters, which made Milena think of the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No exit” (“Huis clos” in french). Huis Clos is a play about three (not two) people who have nothing which connects them but the sole fact of being there, locked together in the same closed space. Through this play, Sartre explicitly tells us: “Hell is the others”. We are all the other of someone else, locked into a fictional room, i.e. a theater. In other words: we ourselves are hell.
And thus the story came to the pictures.

Impressions of “No Exit” by Milena Carbone at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

It’s true, there are always two caracters in each picture. But often it seems to the the very same person just in a different form. It makes you think and begin to interpret something into the picture. But before you do look at the floor in which Milena’s pictures are mirrored. The mirrored pictures are not the same. Little details are different – a bullet becaome a fish, a closed mouth is opened, or a head is replaced with a clock. Intriguing – and motivating the spectator to search for more differences and thus to immerse deeper into the picture and the story.

Impressions of “No Exit” by Milena Carbone at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

In the center of the exhibtion space you find a box. From the outside you see that there are some texts on the walls inside of the box, and there’s a dog. When you enter the box, you feel like caught in a closed room (the entrance is only transparent from the outside), you literally have “No Exit”.
The texts on the walls deal with “No Exit“, they confront the visitor/reader with incontestable truths, that have exactly one consequence and hence “No Exit” … Example: “The next planet beyond the solar system is nearly 41,000 billion kilometers from Earth. We are not sure if it is habitable. We would have to travel about 234,000 years to reach it with a spacecraft that would hurtle through space at 20,000 km per hour. There is nothing else. No exit.

Impressions of “No Exit” by Milena Carbone at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (3)

Milena Carbone (mylena1992) is a French artist and is in Second Life since mid 2019. She discovered its artistic potential and since then has devoted all her free time to creation, associating, as in real life, images and texts: “Milena Carbone is a fiction in which, as in any artistic work, biographical and imaginary elements are mixed.” Her creative process is iterative: some of her images inspire her stories and these stories modify the development of the image, which itself transforms the story.

Milena was very active in Second Life, owning and curating three galleries. She has decided to focus on just her gallery and to make the most of it. Hence she gave up her galleries at Noir’Wen City and at Serena. If you want to see more of her and her art, also her performances, then visit her own gallery: the Carbone Gallery (and become a member of her group there). You can also find her on flickr here and you can read her texts here. And finally Milena also has an own website where she covers her work and activities.

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. She has a speparete room at the gallery to showcase her own art, the main room is mostly dedicated to feature other artists.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “No Exit” by Milena Carbone, which will be open for the public throughout November (i.e. November 26th).

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/22/1001
The Carbone Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woiler/172/158/3316
Milena Carbone’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/milenacarbone/
Milena’s website
https://sites.google.com/view/thecarbonegallery/
Milena Carbone’s writing
https://medium.com/@539568

Art in Second Life 2021 (106) “Minimal” by Dido Haas

I got an invitation fom Dido Haas to see her exhibtion “Minimal“. It is shown at Dido Haas’ part of Nitroglobus gallery, which is owned and curated by Dido Haas herself.

Minimal” consists of 8 large pictures all arranged along the walls of the exhibtion room. The pictures mirror on the floor which highlights the art in a particular way. In the center you see a levitating object named “Mother’s Lab” created by  Jadeyu Fhang.

Impressions of “Minimal” by Dido Haas (1)

Dido’s passion are portraits and avatar studies, most of them are black/white. For “Minimal” she tried out something different. When I read “Minimal” spontaneously Melusina Parkin comes into my mind, an artist that I covered in this blog quite often already. The eight pictures of Dido Haas have a similar minimalistic style, focusing on just a few details. But Dido did not refer to minimalism when she named her exhibition “Minimal”, she referred to a shop named MINIMAL. All of her pictures use objects from MINIMAL, objects that were given as free group gifts. Dido added herself to the objects, added a background – and kept it simple. The result is amazing! As the person in her pictures (herself) is just a small add on, the spectator instinctively focuses on it even if it is not the central and largest part ot the picture.

Impressions of “Minimal” by Dido Haas (2)

While I visited “Minimal” I met Mihailsk, an artist who has exhibited at Nitroglobus Gallery and who is a friend of Dido. Mihailsk has supported Dido in setting up “Minimal“. After my visit I went to the shop MINIMAL.
MINIMAL is owned by Jorge Fernández (Ors Quan) and offers skyboxes, buildings, home&garden equipment and gear, backdrops, single objects, jewelery, scenes and men’s clothes. I found the section with the free group gifts – and recognized those, that Dido used for her exhibition “Minimal“.

A visit to MINIMAL store and gallery

Dido Haas is Dutch and has been in SL for way over 14 years – and according to herself, she is still enjoying this virtual world. Besides her own art, Dido owns and curates the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery, which consists of two exhibition rooms, the main room and a part that Dido uses to showcase her own art.
You can find more about and from Dido on her blog and on her flickr page. The Nitroglobus Roof Gallery has an own flickr group.

Thank you Dido for all the work you invest into the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery and for your own art. I enjoyed my visit. The exhibtion “Minimal” will be open until end of November.

Landmark to Dido Haas’ part of Nitroglobus Roof gallery and to of “Minimal” by Dido Haas
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/166/41/1001
Dido Haas’ flickr group
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dido_haas/
Nitroglobus Roof Gallery flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/nitroglobus_gallery/
Dido Hass’ blog
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com
MINIMAL store and gallery inworld
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FresH/121/197/3494
MINIMAL store on marketplace
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/es-ES/stores/156471

Art in Second Life 2021 (96) My Reflection by Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre

Monday, September 27th, a new exhibition was opened at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery featuring the art of Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre (Hikaru Enimo). The exhibtion is named “My Reflection” and consists of 13 pictures.

The exhibition ‘My Reflection‘ is in Hikaru’s own words the habit of deliberately paying attention to once own thoughts, emotions, decisions, and behaviors. Periodically it reflected back on an event and how it was handled, in hopes that to learn something from it and make better decisions in the future.” (taken from the accompanying notecard)

Hikaru’s pictures are taken in Second Life and processed to highlight effects and details. In all of the a male avatar is in the center. A few are explicitly erotic, which is rare for male avatars in Second Life. Hikaru obviously like his dog as it appears in several of the pictures. Nonetheless all pictures are very different, none seem to be part of a series. And as always, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the presentation of the art.

Impressions of “My Reflection” by Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre (1)

I’ve been quite some time in Second life and I report about art and galleries also for quite some time. But I admit I had never heard about Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre before.
Hikaru is almost 11 years in Second Life, he is a model, a photographer, a stylist, a manager, a blogger and more. He’s really very active in Second Life – obviously just living and working in another part of Second Life than me. The list of his activies is long:
L’Homme Magazine SL. Owner & Editor-in-Chief
Neo-Japan SL Event Co-Founder & Blogger Manager
GABRIEL Blogger/Event/Store Manager
ReaEvil Blogger Manager
FinerThreads Blogger Manager
Since1975 Blogger Manager
KARTEL Store Manager
E-Clipse Design Social-Media/Blogger Manager
VARONIS Social-Media Manager
Damage Society Blogger Manager

Chapeau! And his artwork is quite intriguing.
Learn and see more of Hikaru Enimo on his flickr page and on his blog.

Impressions of “My Reflection” by Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre (2)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. For the exhibtion “My Reflection” by Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre, Dido has added two ghosts who fly in circles within the exhibtion space. It is Dido’s personal tribute to the upcoing Halloween season.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “My Reflection” by Hikaru Enimo-Lefevre. Once again I had the opportunity to see an artist, who I never came across before!

My Reflection” shall be open throughout most of October.

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/22/1001
Hikaru Enimo’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hikaru_enimo
Hikaru Enimo’s blog
https://hikaruenimo.com/

Art in Second Life 20210 (91) “Red Sky” by Mihailsk

Together with the invitation for her own exhibtion “One Day” at Nitroglobus Roof gallery (read about “One Day” here), Dido Haas also invited me to see the exhibtion “Red Sky” by Mihailsk. It is shown in the annex to the Nitroglobus Roof gallery, the space that Dido has dedicated originally to display her own art but that is also used to feature the art of other artists every once in a while.

I came across Mihailsk not long ago in July 2021 and also at Nitroglobus Roof gallery visiting the exhibtion “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk (read here)

Red Sky” consists of 8 pictures. These 8 pictures have in common that they are situated under a red sky. Dido prepared the exhibtion space to enhance the red sky with red light poles and a sculpture from Nitro named “High Emotions” and with a few red/purple trees, that were made by Venus Adored just for Dido.

Mihailsk writes in the accompanying notecard about “Red Sky“:
“The color red symbolizes intense situations and emotions but at the same time it indicates warning and danger. My red sky is a sky which reflects strong human emotions, covering them like a blanket and thus giving a sense of safety and hope.
Danger, longing, visualization, power, love, pain, balance, joy.: eight human moments under the red sky.

Impressions of “Red Sky” by Mihailsk (1)

Mihailsk is from Greece and in Second Life since 2014. Mihailsk started photography in Second Life and according to his own words, that was when he really started his journey in Second Life:
It was January 2020 when I started this beautiful journey in light, colors and emotions. A journey to fantastic places and loved persons, trying to capture special moments in eternity. Sometimes with a smile, sometimes with pain. Each of my images is a part of me, an expression of my mood at that particular moment.
I wish to share with people what I see and what I feel, rejoicing when I manage to make someone see through my eyes and feel with my soul.

Impressions of “Red Sky” by Mihailsk – “Love” (2)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Red Sky” by Mihailsk. Thank you Mihailsk for your art, even when you yourself consider not being an artist – you are! I enjoyed my visit.
Red Sky” by Mihailsk shall be open until mid of October 2021.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery – “Dido’s part” / direct landmark to “Red Sky” by Mikailsk
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/160/33/1001
Mihailsk’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/156100744@N03/
Mihailsk’s art space (shared with Dido Haas) at Artists Village – Campbell Coast
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Erazor/153/212/2002
Dido Haas’ blog
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com

Art in Second Life 2021 (87) “One Day” by Dido Haas

I got am invitation fom Dido Haas to see her exhibtion “One Day“. It is shown at the main part of Nitroglobus gallery, which is owned and curated by Dido Haas herself. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and highlights the art in a particular way. And this time it is used to display her own art.

In the accompanying notecard your find a poem from Edmund Spencer named Amoretti LXXV and the first verse is also displayed at one of the walls at the gallery:

One day I wrote her name upon the strand.
but came the waves and washed it away;
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
but came the tide and made by pains his pray

‘Vain man’ said she,’that dost in vain assay,
A mortal thing so to immortalize;
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eke my name be wiped out likewise.’

‘Not so,’ (quod I) ‘let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your vertues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens write your glorious name:
Where whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.’

Impressions of “One Day” by Dido Haas (1)

Dido is quite busy with curating the Nitroglobus gallery and has little time left to make photos herself. But sometimes when she’s in the right she makes some, most of them are black/white and portraits or avatar studies.
Dido Haas is Dutch and has been in SL for way over 14 years – and according to herself, she is still enjoying this virtual world.

The showcased pictures pictures are a selection of a few portraits and avatar studies and some pictures of beaches that are quite minimalistic and make you focus on the details. Dido has developed clearly an own style and understands how to draw the spectator into her world, her pictures.

The exhibition space with the mirroring floor provides a particular experience for displaying art. Dido also adds 3D sculptures here and there in the center as an additional eye catcher. For her exhibtion “One Day” Suzanne Graves donated her sculpture ‘Shake our Troubles’ for display at the gallery.

Impressions of “One Day” by Dido Haas (2)

You can find more about and from Dido on her blog and on her flickr page. The Nitroglobus Roof Gallery has an own flickr group.

Thank you Dido for all the work you invest into the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery and for your own art. I enjoyed my visit. The exhibtion “One Day” will be open until September 23rd, hence just another week, so you’ll have to hurry to see it.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof gallery and to of “One Day” by Dido Haas
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/38/25/1001
Dido Haas’ flickr group
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dido_haas/
Nitroglobus Roof Gallery flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/nitroglobus_gallery/
Dido Hass’ blog
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com

Art in Second Life 2021 (76) Tough Man by Hilaire Beaumont

Dido Haas invited me to visit the August exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof gallery: “Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont.

Dido Haas presents Hilaire Beaumont, an artist who is once again almost unbeknownst to me. I saw one picture of Hilaire so far. it was exhibited at Valium SL – Hermosa in January 2021 (read here). And Dido wrote: “Until now only existing flickr works of Hilaire were shown at a few galleries”. At the August exhibtion new artwork from Hilaire Beaumont is shown, The title and the pictures speak for themselves – Tough Man.


Hilaire Beaumont is in Second Life for 14 years. His profile doesn’t give away much of him. I suspect he’s French as he used a quote in his profile: “La mélancolie, c’est le bonheur d’être triste” (Melancholy is the joy of being sad) and at his exhibition at Nitroglobus Roof gallery you find a quite similar quote of Victor Hugo “La nostalgie, c’est le bonheur d’être triste” (Nostalgia is the joy of being sad).

Impressions of “Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

The exhibtion consits of 13 pictures. And at this gallery the pictures can develop strength as they are mirrored on the floor. What are the pictures about? Not surprise, they all show a tough man as the main object. Hilaire shows his avatar (?) as a fighter, as a soldier in varoius epochs, as strong tough man. Other pictures are in our epoch and just show the tough man, not a soldier or fighter.
But there’s also some wit: one picture shows him wearing a gun pointing at a little angel with a bow. But Hilaire also shows the other, softer side. The side that a tough man tries to hide as it doesn’t fit to the cliché: playing a violin, or listening music while looking out into the nature last in thoughts.

Impressions of “Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont @Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont is the kind of exhibtion you rarely see in Second Life. The pictures are impressive and thoughtfully made and selected. Thank you for your art, Hilaire.
Hilaire has a flickr account and has an own gallery – [La Galerie].

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and higlights the art in a particular way.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont.

Tough Man” by Hilaire Beaumont shall stay open throughout August.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Hilaire Beaumont’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/94901278@N04/
Hilaire Beaumont’s gallery [La Galerie]
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zoe/171/105/4007
Dido Haas’ blog
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com

Art in Second Life 2021 (63) Baptism of Fire by Mihailsk

Dido Haas invited me to visit the July exhibtion, at Nitroglobus Roof gallery: “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk.

Once again Dido features a new face in the art scene and the exhibtion is quite outstanding.
The artist is Mihailsk. He’s Greek and in Second Life since 2014. Mihailsk started photography in Second Life and according to his own words, that was when he really started his journey in Second Life:
It was January 2020 when I started this beautiful journey in light, colors and emotions. A journey to fantastic places and loved persons, trying to capture special moments in eternity. Sometimes with a smile, sometimes with pain. Each of my images is a part of me, an expression of my mood at that particular moment.

The exhibtion “Baptism of Fire” is the result of a challenge that Dido set for Mihailsk: “travel inside yourself”. Mihailsk accepted the challenge and tried to express his thoughts and emotions, using only his body and the presence or absence of light. He dared to make himself the main subject, something he usually doesn’t do. And males are a rare subject in art, specially in Second Life. So that’s something that adds to the peculiarity of the exhibtion.

Impressions of “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk @ Nitroglobus Roof gallery (1)

Mihailsk writes about “Baptism of Fire“: “Without colors, mostly without unnecessary objects, the more I traveled the more discoveries I made. I came closer to me than usual. I never imagined how exciting, painful and liberating this journey could be. Sometimes it felt like a dip in the deep waters. It was a journey in light and darkness, like Apollo and Hades were my companions. And there I found my ‘new me’. Moments from this trip is the content of my first exhibition, with which I introduce myself and my ‘new me’ to you.

Impressions of “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk @ Nitroglobus Roof gallery (2)

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and higlights the art in a particular way.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk. Thank you Mihailsk for your art, even when you yourself consider not being an artist – you are! I enjoyed my visit.

Baptism of Fire” by Mihailsk shall stay open until end of July

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Mihailsk’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/156100744@N03/
Mihailsk’s art space (shared with Dido Haas) at Artists Village – Campbell Coast
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Erazor/153/212/2002
Dido Haas’ blogpost about “Baptism of Fire”
https://exploringslwithdido.blogspot.com/2021/07/baptism-of-fire-by-mihailsk-july.html

Art in Second Life 2021 (53) Anja’s Surrealism by Anja Neobookie

Dido Haas, owner and curator of the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery invited me to see the June exhibition: “Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie.

I had seen Anja Neobookie (Neobookie)’s art at La Masion d’Aneli in January 2021 the first time (read here). And I liked it! For the exhibition there Anja wrote: “I’m a Dutchie who likes to create, discover and explore the creativity inworld. I discovered the magic of making photographs and invite you, by my art, to join me on my trip. My exhibit is an attempt to create the story of myself as I walk Second Life and experience the world and dreams the surround us all.

But what you see of her at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is very different. At least I couldn’t recognize that it is the work of the same artist. It’s Anja’s surreal world, or “Anja’s Surrealism”.

The exhibition consists of 18 pictures, which are not connected in anyway. Each picture stands alone, tells an own story (or not). In the accompanying notecard Anja wrote:
Do not try to understand all of the images shown, but just let them affect you. Even after two rounds of wandering, are you able to discover a pattern? Is there a common theme or common thread? Crazy, crazier, craziest seems to be the only connection and thing in common in this colorful collection of ‘Anja’s Surrealism’.
And I hope it gets to you. Whether it is the quantity, the colors, the contrasts – I don’t know. But the longer you walk between them, the closer they get. And a story will develop in your brain that only the viewer can and will understand.
Enjoy my exhibiton
Anja”

Examples of “Anja’s Surrealism” at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (1)

Like myself Anja is an explorer. She’s amazed and surprised by the beauty of the sims, islands, buildings, objects, nature and landscapes in Second Life, she’s excited about the creativity of the people that make Second Life. Her pictures are not necessarily connected to Second Life. There are elements that you might have seen in Second Life before before but there’re put together in a different way. These objects might initiate a memory of what you experienced in Second Life or in Real Life, might create an idea, a thought, a snippet of a picture. That’s all in the eyes of the spectator.

Examples of “Anja’s Surrealism” at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (2)

Anja’s pictures are colourful, focused on a few details. And of course they are personal: “My exhibition is an attempt to create the story of myself as I walk through Second Life and experience the world and dreams which surround us all. My thoughts turned into reflections and surrealism!

Nitroglobus Roof Gallery is owned and curated by Dido Haas. It is a great exhibtion space, the mirroring effect of the floor adds a lot to the experience of a visit and higlights the art in a particular way.
Thank you, Dido for providing the space for the art and for enabling the exhibition “Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie. Thank you Anja for your art. I enjoyed my visit.

Anja’s Surrealism” by Anja Neobookie shall stay open until end of June.

Landmark to Nitroglobus Roof Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunshine%20Homestead/36/21/1001
Anja (neobookie)’s flickr page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/182110530@N04/
No_ Walls Art gallery by Anja Neobookie
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yellowmoon/224/7/349

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