April @Vibes Art Gallery in Second Life®

Vibes Art Gallery in Second Life (April)

The Vibes Gallery, owned by Eviana Robbiani and Lunhea Resident, exhibits some interesting artists artworks during April.
In this post, I would like to briefly illustrate some of them and inform the readers of Narcotic, the music club connected to the gallery. It is an elegant place, with an urban-grunge style, suggestive both for the furniture and for the musical choices usually made by the DJs hosting the events.

The Vibes Art Gallery

The Vibes Gallery consists of a small room carefully furnished by Lunhea, the local architect. The artistic curator is instead Eviana Robbiani and, for April offers us the following artists:

Vibes Gallery Second Life (April)
Vibes Gallery Second Life (April)

They are photographers who present different styles: some minimalists, others sophisticated, some prefer black and white, others bright color, for some the plays of light are essential, for others are not the dominant aspect in the artistic context.
Among the various artists proposed, “Disillusioned” by Legolas Baxton and “My Mind” by Kimmy LittleBoots capture my attention more.
Moki Yuitza‘s “Stay” is also delightful, especially for the play of light and shadow that the artist has managed to create.

The Narcotic Club

The Narcotic is a refined club, where artists and guests meet after the opening for a musical evening in the company.
I confess that I went to one of these events only once, but there is no wonder, given my now known refractoriness to events. I usually prefer to visit places by myself, indeed.
However, I like Narcotic in a particular way, perhaps for the urban-grunge style, maybe for the elegance and taste in the furniture, maybe for the setting that Lunhea has managed to create or, perhaps just, because it conveys incredible sensations as soon as you enter the room.
The structure is by Marcus Inkpen (UUID: 494cd7b8-29c4-4518-8eb2-740be85929f7) who sells his works both on Inworld and on the Marketplace (The Looking Glass Store).

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April dedicated to art at the Maison d’Aneli

I arrived at the Maison d’Aneli landing point which I knew was presenting outstanding artists during April.
At first, I think I had the wrong landmark, as I find myself in a garage motor show by Willem Koba. However, I soon realize that I was in the right place when I saw the teleports section in front of me towards the art exhibition.

Artists showcase @Maison D’Aneli

The teleport leads as usual to the gallery upper floor which hosts three artists: Calypso Applewhite, Bachi Cheng, and the same Maison’s owner and art curator, Aneli Abeyante.
The gallery’s lower part presents Magda Schmidtzau, RazorZ, Theda Thammas, and Iono Allen instead.
Arriving at the top of the gallery, the first artist I dwell on is Calypso Applewhite, which I had already known and appreciated in the past visiting the VOIR Gallery, which of she is co-owner along with her partner Frenchy. I talked about them and my impressions of their art in the following post:

In her exhibition at the Maison d’Aneli, Capypso Applewhite offers her avatar images essentially and elaborately at the same time. Essential, as she does not use sophisticated photographic compositions or graphic montages, elaborated since the few elements added to the avatar are chosen with high accuracy and enhance the woman making use of a robust communicative impact. Applewhite prefers black and white, and when she uses color, she picks red as the predominant in the art scene. The artist’s pictures are of considerable visual impact; they immediately capture the attention of the visitor who remains intrigued and involved.
On the upper floor, there is also Bachi Cheng which presents a series of her works made in RL and which of she has imported textures in Second Life for exhibition purposes. Her designs capture and display the emotions of a moment, moments of life that she loves to catch and rework according to her taste and feel. These are brightly colored designs, full of passion and emotional transport and that makes you think of a fully lived life.

Also on the top floor is the art of Aneli Abeyante, owner and art curator at the Maison d’Aneli. The art of Aneli is predominantly fractal, that is by moving geometric shapes. She presents herself with soft and gentle colors and movements that have a calming effect on the observer.
Downstairs are Magda Schmidtzau’s images those I am familiar with as I have been following Maddy for years now. Her style is unmistakable; she mixes the feminine form with the geometric one to create a union of emotion and reason. During the years Maddy wanted and knew how to explore different styles, giving the observer new feelings.
For the first time, I explore the art by RazorZ, which I had never had the pleasure of knowing before now. His artistic show is by geometric shapes, colors and movement, all carefully elaborated both in 2D and in 3D. Undeniably an intriguing and engaging style.
Finally, the largest room on the lower floor is for Theda Thammas and Iono Allen, two authorities in the artistic field. The Thammas and Allen present “Samurai” which I share with pleasure to entice the reader to see it. The film is shot by Iono who values Theda’s art in a stunning Japanese-style machinima.

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“Simply dreaming,” the surrealist exhibition of Awesome Fallen at Itakos Art Gallery Project

Awesome Fallen is a Spanish surrealist artist who routinely publishes her creations on Flickr and who since April 6th exhibits her most recent artworks at the Itakos Art Gallery Project.

The Itakos Art Gallery Project

As known by those who regularly frequent artistic salons, the Itakos Art Gallery Project is an art gallery owned by Akim Alonzo (who also plays the role of art curator). I have already talked about the previous exhibition at the same gallery in the following article on ECLIPSE Magazine:

About Awesome Fallen’s Art

I’ve been following Awesome Fallen for years now, fascinated by her imagination, creativity, communication skills, technical ability, and depth to feel and rework life in an image. The art of Fallen is surrealist because her pictures almost always describe surreal and fantastic situations, with dark and disturbing tones. In truth, her photographs do not all fit into these features just described, but in her most significant images, these aspects are present.
Signs of a turbulent childhood are present in some of her representations, where dolls, puppets, and games typical of children have a nonreassuring appearance, but more suitable for a horror film set. With this, I am not assuming that Fallen had a difficult childhood, but I am only describing some of her most fascinating and gloomy images at the same time.
The Fallen exhibition is at the Gray Pavillon, immediately opposite the entrance. On the back of the main wall, the visitor can find the flyer by touching which he gets the information notecard. It is the presentation of the artist written by the same Akim Alonzo, a vision of the surreal works of Awesome Fallen that I read with interest that I suggest to take at the beginning of the visit.
I also recommend leaving the light settings as set by default in the region as they enhance the images of the different exhibiting artists. I remember that at the moment, along with Fallen, there are Akim Alonzo and Megan Prumier presenting their latest collection images.

Returning to Fallen, the artist prefers, as mentioned, dark surrealism. Surrealist art developed in the twentieth century, in conjunction with the notion of the unconscious elaborated by Freud. It is a visual manifestation of what the unconscious communicates to the mind through the dream that, according to Freud, is a production of the psyche that takes place while we sleep and is characterized by images, sounds, and emotions that follow each other without necessarily having to follow a logical thread.
In the world of dreams, man is no more extended alert in his thoughts, and consequently, his unconscious can wander free from any constraint which uses images of a symbolic nature.
The images represent a free tool to describe what happens in the dream.
The Fallen exhibition at the Itakos Art Gallery Project is an unmissable appointment on the Second Life virtual visits agenda.

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Second Life Photography: my favs erotic pics

Second Life Photography

Today I want to offer you some very interesting images I found on Flickr. The pictures I have chosen are accurate and convey sensuality and passion. I also gave priority to black and white images.

The first one is “There’s no taming a shrew… “ and it’s from Li Zhu → Visit her Flickr

There's no taming a shrew...

The second one is “Good morning” by Tatiana easterwood → Visit her Flickr

Good Morning

The third one is “Siren on the coast 2” by Truptina Zapatero → Visit her Flickr

Siren on the coast 2

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“Nudes” by Paola Mills @Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery

Paola Mills, an expert photographer in the virtual world, is exhibiting a series of captivating images at the Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery, owned and curated by Dido Haas. The photographic composition is titled “Nudes” and is a tribute to Helmut Newton.

For those not familiar, Helmut Newton is one of the most controversial figures in the photography world. He began to devote himself to fashion photography thanks to Elsie Neulander Simon; a Berlin photographer specialized in fashion, portraits, and nudes.

Who Helmut Newton is

Newton was forced to emigrate to Australia because of the fascist regime, and he also lived in Paris, Monte Carlo and Los Angeles. The English version of Vogue in the 1950s allowed him to win his first successes after that Newton became one of the most exciting fashion photographers of all time.

The apex of his career took place in the 60s and 70s when he became a real celebrity.

Newton is famous both for his fashion photography and for his portraits of the great characters of the ‘900. He has published dozens of books, and his works have been spread all over the world.

The opinions on Helmut Newton are the most different. For some, he is a genius, who has elevated fashion photography to art, for others a misogynist, who has crossed the line of acceptability. Newton was aware of the adverse reactions he aroused in the audience and built his character around the reputation of “bad boy.” One of his most famous phrases was: “You always have to live up to your bad reputation.”

I had already anticipated that Newton became famous in the 1960s when he began to introduce elements of sadomasochism, voyeurism, and homosexuality in fashion photography. He shows women in all their erotic charge; in some images, they on a sofa full of post-coital satisfaction.

Newton’s career accompanied by the taste of provocation. In 1974 he released his first book “White Women” which was a huge success. However, some accused Newton of racism because of the title of the book. He responded to the accusations by saying that the reasons for this scandal were not understood, given that in the book there was no image of any black woman.

Newton’s models are tall, strong and muscular, or the prototype of the 80s woman. The scenarios he represents are the manifestation of his repressed fantasies, and it is understandable that for some his work was degrading to the image of women.

Nowadays, Newton’s images don’t even seem so provocative anymore, because what was politically incorrect today is porn-chic.

Helmut Newton had well understood that the more his works were ambiguous, the more they disoriented the observer and the more they would remain indelible in memory.

Although the contents have always had more attention than the photography technique, Newton’s lights and compositions are impeccable.

The tribute to Newton by Paola Mills

Paola Mills wants to donate a tribute to the artist Newton: it is a way to remember him, to entice people who visit the exhibition to read up on him, his technical ability and his ability to go against conventions and to challenge, with style and elegance, the observer’s gaze.

Paola’s images are inspired by Newton’s “Nudes” collection which takes their name in the current exhibition. They are, undoubtedly, very sensual and provocative, although Mills emphasizes that she does not intend to provoke the minds of visitors, but to remember and evoke the intentions of breaking with Newton’s typical social conventions.

Paola Mills presents us with a female avatar that exudes sensuality, despite its virtuality, succeeding in its intent, therefore.

The exhibition of Mills will remain open during the months of April-May at the Nitroglobus Roof Art Gallery.

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