Windlight would like to welcome Oema Resident in the role of art critic and gallery reviewer for Windlight Magazine! Oema, who is Italian, will also give us reports on Italian themed art events. You can learn more about Oema, by reading her official biography below:
“In real life I am a lawyer, so I deal every day with arguments very different from art.
Since I was very small I have learned to draw, thanks to the teachings of my mother, cultured and refined woman, lover of the art, of the history and of the philosophy.
The art, however, since 6 years has become an essential part of my life.
I learned to use Photoshop during a long period of physical discomfort, which forced me do not being able to move from home. During this forced seclusion, mind flew where the body was not able to get there … I had the need to vacate it, somehow. So I decided to work on the images learning to use Photoshop. Before I bought a book to learn more about this extraordinary graphics program and then another one in America about Digital Art with Photoshop. Art has always a cathartic effect on me. The sense that I attribute to art is a way to look at reality. A photo is a reproduction as faithful as possible to the real, art is the way I see the real through my eyes, or rather, through my heart. Art is, therefore, a very intimate way of expression, in sense that through it the observer undertakes a journey into my inner world. This trip can finish in two ways:
✔ Touch the strings of the soul of the observer;
✔ The observer doesn’t like it.
The art is so, is not universally beautiful, even when it pleases a large number of people, does not mean that everyone likes. Later I started to carry out the activities of Art Curator for two large communities: Mediterranean-Oc Community and East River. I have personally set up several exhibitions, made machinima video to present the artists.
I also opened a blog about art in Second Life (Drops of Art) and founded a large group about Art on Facebook in order to share and promote artistic events.