United Artists of SL : Michiel Bechir’s Expo
The way Michiel Bechir transforms a virtual landscape and makes it his own has always fascinated me. A couple of weeks ago, I visited The Travel Art Show in his gallery and was really impressed at the way he had depicted the Kolmanskop region, which I have visited more than a few times.
Thus, when I heard he was exhibiting at UASL, I knew I had to visit and enjoy the incredible images he had on display. The biggest challenge of landscape photography, in my opinion, is to transport the viewer and give them a sense of being there and seeing something amazing. And it baffles me how Michiel is able to do that so well!
In this expo at UASL, Michiel Bechir presents a number of spectacular landscapes, each having its own unique, defining characteristics. The sublime play of lights and colors in his images will fascinate any visitor to the Expo.
Michiel Bechir’s Expo at United Artists of SL (UASL) is a magnificent display of the numerous beautiful regions SL has to offer and a must-visit for anyone who loves virtual landscapes. Click HERE to visit the exhibition inworld.
The 22 Artspace : “Dialogues – Patterns, People” by Melusina Parkin and Whiskey Monday
I was really happy to visit a unique exhibition by two incredible artists – Melusina Parkin and Whiskey Monday. Housed at The 22 Artspace in Bellisseria, “Dialogues : Patterns, People” is exactly what the title describes. Melusina’s images engage in a dialogue with Whiskey’s ones on two different themes – “Patterns” and “People“.
I really enjoy visiting such collaborative exhibitions since one can appreciate and celebrate the similarities and differences in the artists’ works. The exhibition is housed in a small, cozy building that gives out a very casual and friendly vibe. On ground level, the theme is “Patterns” and the artists exhibit in two adjoining rooms connected by a doorway.
Melusina plays around with colors, tones and lighting to present the beauty of some interesting patterns in her images whereas Whiskey has a completely different way of treating the beauty of patterns. Sometimes, even a break in the pattern can be beautiful, as is evidenced in the works on display.
A flight of stairs leads up to the upper level of the gallery, which is dedicated to another most interesting subject – “People“. Again, the artworks of Melusina and Whiskey converse with each other beautifully as one can notice the different perspectives of the two artists while approaching the same theme.
“Dialogue : Patterns, People” by Melusina Parkin and Whiskey Monday is housed at the 22 Artspace in Belliseria and will be open for viewing from April 9th to June 26th. Click HERE to visit this exhibition inworld.
Eulennest Gallery : The Art of Charlie Namiboo
Eulennest Art Gallery is truly one of the most beautiful galleries I have been to. Literally translating to “Owl’s Nest“, it is set on a rather scenic, small island. We enter this compact but most pleasant gallery through an open-air restaurant overlooking the sea.
Most of Charlie Namiboo’s works that are showcased here are composed in black-and-white. In only a few of them, subtle hints and traces of specific colors have been used with great effect to enhance the tone of the image.
One of the biggest challenges in working without colors is that you have nothing to fall back on. Everything rests on your composition and the ability to evoke various moods using contrast. Charlie does this rather beautifully by bringing out even the most subtle expressions and details in her portraits.
The setup of the gallery inside a restaurant is something unique and makes a visit here an enjoyable one. Although the display is not really large, the friendly atmosphere and Charlie’s wonderful portraits really appealed to me.
Explore this exhibition of Charlie Namiboo’s works at Eulennest Gallery and enjoy her rich portraits full of character. Click HERE to visit this exhibition inworld.