Currently open at Kultivate’s The Loft Gallery, curated by Johannes Huntsman, is an exhibition of art by JudiLynn India.
An abstract painter in the physical world, having studied graphic at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, JuliLynn has been a part of Second Life since 2010 as both an artist and an engaged member of the broader Second Life community of users.
I’ve been drawing since I could hold a crayon. After the turn of the century, I decided to focus my creativity on acrylic and digital painting and have totally enjoyed the journey. My work embodies my spirit and personality. My goal is to allow you to experience the image with your own mind’s eye. My work is entirely intuitive. I get lost in the layering of texture and colour. Occasionally, I will include figurative work if my spirit is so presented with the composition.
– Juldilynn, discussing her work
For her exhibition at The Loft, Juilynn presents some 22 pieces in a larger format, with a further 10 in a slightly smaller format on a single wall (grouped into two theme of 5 pieces each).
Together, they represent a cross section of her digital acrylic and wet paint work, and all of them offer insight into her creativity as an abstract artist and her ability to offer a captivating mix of form, depth and colour. Each piece naturally calls on the eye and mind to appreciate them and call forth the forms they might suggest. These might be anything from an autumn sunset through a woodland glade to distant nebulae – or perhaps people dancing and coastal waves or distant mountains.
A further aspect of Judilynn’s work is the depth of emotion present within so many of her pieces: primal colours that suggest the baser responses like rage; softer colours and forms prompting calmer, more introspective responses. These are also intensely tactile pieces, calling on the observer to want to reach out and touch them, to be a part of them; this adds a further sense of connection to each piece – one that potentially flows through any purchases that might be made, making them very personal possessions.
All of the pieces in this exhibition are uploads of Judilynn’s physical world art, more of which – for those who would like a piece on their wall at home – can be purchased her on-line gallery and shop.
- Kultivate The Loft Gallery (rated Moderate)