“You will not find art in this exhibition,” Marie (mariajo60), aka Pepa Cometa, states disarmingly of her exhibition, Inner Journey, now open at Nitroglobus Roof Gallery. She claims she is not an artist, but rather regards herself as a traveller, a witness to all that is to be found in Second Life.
On the strength of Inner Journey, I have to say that I disagree with Pepa’s assessment of herself as an artist. The twelve images she has selected for display at Nitroglobus are most assuredly artistic. Entirely “raw” shots of Second Life, they are entirely without cropping or post-processing: they are presented precisely as Pepa sees the scenes on her screen. As such, they are beautifully framed and composed.
The images present something of a personal view of Second Life, and the fact the images haven’t been additionally processed deepens their personal nature and attractiveness. There is also an air of melancholy – or at least of introspection – within many of the pictures. This is particularly evident in Life Revolves, Rain in My Fairy Tale, Furillen in Blue, The Windows of My Kingdom, Hey You – the One in the Box. and, perhaps, Wet Sand. Others among the set suggest love, innocence, and perhaps childhood memories.
Each of these images conveys a story. Obviously, each story is personal to Pepa – but so too does each speak to visitors. This is another marvellous exhibition, one in which it is a delight to spend time at, savouring each of the images. Kudos to both Pepa and Dido.
- Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (Sunshine Homestead, rated: Moderate)