Art in Second Life 2020 (38) Bouquets and Flowers by Colm Midnight

For Sunday, May 31st, I got an invitation to the opening of “Bouquets and Flowers”, an exhibtion by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery. I couldn’t attend the opening but I went to the exhibtion on Tuesday, June 2nd.

“Bouquets and Flowers” by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery

The Noir’Wen City Gallery is accommodated in an interesting building. Build on poles, the building has an open 1st floor. The gallery itself is on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
The open 1st floor is used as an event area, for example for openings. It has a bar, seating accomodations and a dancefloor. According to the exhibition the 1st floor is decorated with some wild flowers on the floor and with 2 pcitures from the exhibtion.

Event area at Noir’Wen City Gallery 1st floor

The landmark leads directly to the 2nd floor, one of the 2 floors that are fully used for the exhibtion. You’re surrounded by colourful abstract pictures of flowers and flower arrangements. I can only guess, but I think the pictures are created digitally and are not digitalized images of RL art. They are expressive and convince through the composition of colours. I was in particular intrigued by the 2 large pictures between the 3 large windows. For me, they show how colour and art can make a difference for a room.

Impressions of “Bouquets and Flowers” by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery (1)

Colm Midnight (colmmidnight) is an artist, creator, and admirer of all that is beautiful in SL. He is in Second Life for over 3 years. It is the first time that I came across his art. I can imagine that each of the pictures shown at “Bouquets and Flowers” could dominate a room and be an eye catcher. I’m a great fan of colour anyway.

Impressions of “Bouquets and Flowers” by Colm Midnight at Noir’Wen City Gallery (2)

The exhibtion “Bouquets and Flowers” will stay open until August 31st. All pictures are available for purchse. Thank you Colm for your art and thank you Belice Benoir and Nieu (NieuwenHove) for providing the Noir’Wen City Gallery.

Landmark to Noir’Wen City Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noir%20Wen/49/153/43

Art in Second Life 2020 (22) ars amandi – art gallery

Friday, April 3rd, I visited Noir’Wen City (see Simploring 2020 (27) Noir’Wen City) and came across the exhibtion “The golden cage” in an affiliate building of the “ars amandi art gallery” owned and curated by Belice Benoir.

Saturday, April 4th, I went visiting the main building of “ars amandi art gallery“, which is of course also owned and curate by Belice Benoir.

The ars amandi art gallery

In the landmark description you find what the gallery and the exhibited art there is about: “Art attracts us only by what it reveals  of our most secret self – From classic to contemporary, from the erotic art to the hardcore art, the kink art to the fantasy art.

Belice Benoir writes about herself, that she can’t do ordinary and that she’s a pervert but in a romantic way. Honestly I’ve never thought about romantic perversion until now and I can’t find a definition for it.

The ars amandi art gallery is huge and extends over 4 buildings with 2 floors each. The landing point is in the center and I started my tour with building 1. Right at the entrance I found a board leading to the affiliate building at Noir’Wen City and to the exhibition there.

Impressions and examples of Belice Benoir’s work at her ars amandi art Gallery (1)

Building 1 and 2 are connected inside, to visit building 3 and 4 you have to return to the court. Belice Benoir’s pictures cover a wide variety of kinks and some are just erotic. She processes pictures taken in Second Life and transforms them into artful, strong pictures. Some have a message, others just are erotic. I got a nice overview over Belice’s work and I admit that I like her art and way.

Impressions and examples of Belice Benoir’s work at her ars amandi art Gallery (2)

I recognized a few of the pictures as they were also used in the exhibtion at Noir’Wen. The gallery offers also enough space to sit down and have a longer look at the picture. Belice has showcased some of her pictures in a particular way, for example by adding a few mesh pets in front of a picture.

Impressions and examples of Belice Benoir’s work at her ars amandi art Gallery (3)

The art is a bit sorted, so that the different buildings and rooms feature different themes or styles or ways of processing the pictures, but it is not persistent always which is for sure intentionally done to draw your attention to those pictures and it is a variation.

Impressions and examples of Belice Benoir’s work at her ars amandi art Gallery (4)

Impressions and examples of Belice Benoir’s work at her ars amandi art Gallery (5)

I enjoyed my visit to Belice Benoir’s ars amandi art gallery. If you like erotic art – have a look at her work yourself. And if you like it, you can order a personal picture that Belice will create from your picture taken in Second Life (at least she offered this service at a board in the gallery)
Thank you Belice for your art and for presenting it at your gallery.

Landmark to ars amandi – art gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glitnir/200/48/139