Windlight Art Critic and Gallery Review Oema is back with another review. This time she reviews the work of Sina Souza:
I like to think that Art (with a capital A) is able to “go through any levee”, to overcome any prejudice and to involve (always) the observer.
This is not to say that all should be involved from the same emotions by observing the various works, but when we are looking at an artwork should be no preconceptions or prejudices in its enhancement.
Even art that takes shape from photos taken in S.Life should not, therefore, be viewed with suspicion because of the images that were taken within the 3D S.Life world and later processed.
There are artists in S.Life that should, in my opinion, be more valued, because the type of image you propose has nothing to envy to the work of established artists.
Sina Souza is definitely a good S.Life artist that has managed to bring her art in R.Life successfully.
The style in which the Sina’s images can be associated with greater relevance is the Surrealism, a cultural movement that began to spread in the twentieth century, and that leads people to reflection, especially since there is no objective representation, but an ‘expression symbolic of a thought.
Surrealism, in fact, is an evolution of the Dadaism, finding widespread use in the twentieth century culture and involving all visual art, even Literature and Cinema.
The main theoretician of Surrealism was the poet André Breton. He was greatly influenced by the reading of “Interpretation of Dreams” by Freud of 1899.
In fact, after reading the book, Breton came to the conclusion that it was unacceptable that the dream and the unconscious had a marginal role in modern society and therefore he pushed towards cultural evolution of the visual arts that led to the birth of Surrealism.
The first Surrealist Manifesto, which dates back to 1924, defined Surrealism as follows:
Pure psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, in words or writing or otherwise, the actual functioning of thought.
Control of thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, outside of any aesthetic or moral concern.
In Surrealism, then, the same freedom that is manifested in dreams uncensored and uninhibited, find an expressive way through the image.
Sina Souza, young German artist S.Life, elaborates Surrealist art, starting from images taken in S.Life 3D environment, which improves through the use of graphics software.
The result is very interesting, especially because there is a lot of work in achieving the final result.
As in all Surrealist works, it is difficult to attribute a meaning to the various jobs.
The art is in itself subject to various interpretations, but in surrealism this is especially true.
Often the artist wants to express a thought.
Sina, relevant artistic representative in the S.Life’s world, has the great merit of having “dared” to exhibit her works in the form of prints in R.Life galleries.
The fact that she had a great appreciation means there is room for both, as an opening to Digital Art in general, as more specifically the Digital Art that is inspired by S.Life images.
Looking the Sina Flickr images, the feeling that I feel is a certain uneasiness.
Perhaps Sina tries to express discomfort, that is simply not her, but that could be a far-reaching social unrest, through the use of significantly processed images.
I find it difficult to attribute a sense, all her works inspires me thoughts also very different.
I greatly appreciate the variety of shapes and styles of which makes use Sina in easygoing manner.
The colors are mostly dark, and that’s why the main feeling I feel is the anxiety.
Her galleries give way to interpretation and discussion, involving observers in a stimulating exchange of views.
A demonstration of the fact that art is not only passive contemplation, but also dialogue and confrontation.