“Photography… My Photography is not an Art Expression. It’s only a way to bust from myself… however, being closer to my Kernel”. – Slatan Dryke –
“The suspended moment intervenes during the action, and suddenly it blows up in a sharp lapse into yore”. – Slatan Dryke –
Slatan is Italian and he grew up surrounded by the best Art expression at 360°, and probably the best in the world.
Slatan loves Art in every form, but he is most fond of paintings and sculptures, following his classical education. Slatan is also a photographer in RL.
Always the traveler, Slatan loves to wander across the grid, finding new pockets of beauty for his pictures, thanks to the creativity and imagination of fellow residents.
Slatan is a perfectionist in taking his pictures, never missing a single detail. The ratio, the framing and light are quite an obsession, until finally the right image is in his viewfinder. Slatan rarely uses an editor to modify his pictures, so he likes to say his works are “natural”.
On the other hand, Slatan admits to have limited skills in building, so he creates his sculptures, not following a real scheme, but only indulging his instinct and his love for abstract forms, which are often slight but become alive with a creative use of textures, lights and movements. Slatan likes to use old-school SL building methods, with a preference for prims in their multiple aspects rather than mesh.
His buildings, sculptures and photographies have been exhibited in Art Galleries and at a number of main SL events:: University of Western Australia (UWA), BURN2’s, Santalarity, Burnal Equinox, Conception; SL Birthday, Raglan Shire’s ArtWalk, Art in the Park, Emphatic Eccentricia, Seaside Gallery, Oxford @rts Gallery. Pop-Up Art, Cape Able Art Gallery, VWBPE (Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education), Ethnographia, Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA), Kultivate Windlight Art Gallery, Holly Kay Art Park, Phoenix Artists Collaboration, Ani’s Gallery, La Maison d’Aneli, Argentum Artem, ArtCare Gallery, International Photography Festival, One Billion Rising, Relay for Life, Rock your Rack, Second Life Endowment for The Arts (SLEA), and many others including collaborations with artists in Second Life and Educational Institutions in Real Life as EduNation and Dublin Institute of Technology.
Join us on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm slt for the 2 hour exhibition opening of Betty Tureaud’s “Lost in Space” 3D Exhibition! This event is the scond KDEA (Kandis Dene Endowment of the Arts) grant project.
The exhibition opening will feature live performers Mimi Carpenter (2pm to 3pm slt) and Suzen Juel (3pm to 4pm slt). Casual dress code at both events.
I am a hyper-maniac doing all kind off stuff in SL.
2021 The City Builder full sim interactive installations
2020 The Spiral full sim
2020 ROOMS a 14 interactive installations
2020 African Sun full sim installation in Akinawa
2020 STELLA art installation for VWBPE
2020 Ai interstellART sim
2019 Littel boxes. Copplia sim
2019 The Prim Bender. Danish Visions sim
2019 Wasabi my kami. Copplia Art sim
2019 The alien wedding. Gallery Aneli
2018 The Art Game full size LEA sim
2018 The spirits of the dancing light VeGeTaL PLaNeT
2018 Dancing god’s The Surreal gallery
2018 City of Light, Craft SIM anniversary
2017 The Color Invaderes R&D gallery
2017 Victim RFL
2017 “Lets Dance” The Eye gallery
2017 LEA 19 The Art Rocket a full SIM art grand
2016 LEA 29 The Digital Boulevard
2016 USTA Gallery : The Face a interactive installation
2016 LEA land grant “The City” LEA27 4 SIM big installation
2015 The Plastic Ocean Coppelia SIM 2015 Distrito Distinto @ MetaLES: She com in color 2015 The Cubic Gallery Ai 2015 ArtFest 4: Tesla a interactive installation 2015 The Rose Theatre & Art Gallery: 3sign
2014 LEA land grant “My Space” LEA24
2014 Life is a bubble, installation in Gallery VALO
2014 making Gallery Ai
2014 OBR the lonly human a bot installation
2014 The Infinity Space an optical illusion
2014 Life is a tumbler a active art installation
2013 The Gaia project in LEA13
2013 Art Planet The backside of the Moon
2013 The UFO in Gallery Artemish
2013 Antigravity in Gallery Two Shores
2013 Full SIM Linden Lab LEA land grand: The 9 Art Planet, futuret on the LL fronpage as showcase no 1
2013 Atari in Gallery Mexico: a pin pong interactive artinstallation
2013 7. Number: from zero to infinity LEA17
2007 My first exhibit was on the mainland, in Copper Nest gallery made off body fluid.
2007 made my own gallery: only for girls Nomanisan Straits Art collection and Gallery
December 2012 Awards for the Art contest “Art of Protest” no.1 best scriptet work.
2008 Founder Gallery Posterlink
2008 2009 2010 2012 participant Burning Live withe 4 big installation
2009 My first big space installation Infinity was sponsored in Danish Visions 200x100x100 m
2011 juli Exhibition: Betty Tureaud, North Pole, Pairs Metro Gallery Curator: JeanPierrot Hamelin
2011 september The Matrix Code 4 levels art instalation about QR code
2011 nov The Fall in Phi SIM a big jump in colores (SL’s biggest fall in space) 😉
2011 november in NMC a Interactive Art, Installation, Black Needles
2011 Full sim Christmas art instalation made withe only one texture of cancer cells
2011 martz 2012 Bettys Babel tower in LEA a 12 levels interactive art instalation withe stream music made by Ultraviolet Alter
2012 Patisipatin in Art & Poetry. withe Street Kids , Gallery Nordan Art
2012 Januar Aneli’s Gallery, Boom a full floor art maze instalation
2012 Feburay My first Light and space Real time Art performance in LEA
2012 martz Gallery Xue / Kandahar VB34 – NET / WORK withe Vaneeesa Blaylock
2012 may THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN 200x220x200 m art instalation a small tribute to the ancient Japanese culture. supported by the Danish Visions SIM
2012 june Liquid Crystals 4 level interactive art instalation in Split Screen exebisions space
2012 june 150 m high Peace Tower in SL9B
2012 julie Life is a carosel 250×50 m interactive instalation
2012 August 31: The Aral Sea 250×250 m light and space simolation
2012 September The Primordial Soup The space fore the art instalation is sponsoret by: BluJnz Blues & Rock Club
2012 The Circuit in Danish Visions 900 prims
WINNER OF THE MARCH 2010 ROUND OF THE UWA 3D ART & DESIGN CHALLENGE ARTIST BOOK PRIZE – Honorable Mention
WINNER OF THE NOVEMBER 2010 ROUND OF THE UWA 3D ART & DESIGN CHALLENGE ARTIST 3 PRIZE – and Show & Tell @ Avaria Prize.
First price winner UWA January 2011 Peoples price and 3 winner in scripted artworks
Winner of the UWA CARP prise januar 2011
Winnert of the UWA NODAN prise May 2011
WINNER OF THE August 2011 ROUND OF THE UWA 3D ART & DESIGN CHALLENGE Honorable Mention
Linden Lab land grand LEA 1/4 sim
I love to put some scripting to my art and bright colors are my favorite Mexican make me think about the colorfulness i love artwork who is coming from Mexicans Indians. The colors is so bright and sometimes chocking for your eyes. It make me also think about Frida Carlo who make some wonderful paintings where she express her own pain. My art is a more happy happy style, but i also get my inspiration from real world.
Burn2 is pleased to announce the first annual Burn2 Unplugged event, which will feature acoustic music streamed live to you in the virtual world of Second Life!
The following musicians have generously donated their talents to this event: Wolfie Starfire, Kitzie Lane, Suzen Juel, Zorch & Lexie, Gypsy Dhura, Reno Jones, Thunderfoot, Fly Kugin, Twostep Spiritweaver, & Grace Loundon.
All proceeds from this event will benefit Burn2, which is a nonprofit regional of Burning Man. Below is the official times for each performance:
11 am slt/pst – Wolfie Starfire
12pm slt/pst – Kitzie Lane
1pm slt/pst – Suzen Juel
2pm slt/pst – Zorch & Lexie
3pm slt/pst – Gypsy Dhura
4pm slt/pst – Reno Jones
5pm slt/pst – Thunderfoot
6pm slt/pst – Fly Kugin
7pm slt/pst – Twostep Spiritweaver
8pm slt/pst – Grace Loudon
BURN2 is the virtual extension of Burning Man and community into the world of Second Life, spreading Burning Culture and the Ten Principles all year round. We are one Burning Man regional among more than 100 first world Regional groups.
We encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 . We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content.
Want more information? Connect with us through our networks::
Join us at Kultivate from 4pm to 7pm slt on Thursday, December 31, 2020 for a a 3 hour New Years Eve party! You will have a chance to win free gift cards and linden prizes throughout the 3 hours and the following live performers will perform at this special event:
4pm to 5pm slt – Lyric Serendipity
5pm to 6pm slt – Ambrosia
6pm to 7pm slt – Jesie Janick
The dress code is dress casual and we hope to see you there!
This issues features artist and gallery owner Sisi Biedermann, the new Second Life Endowment for the Arts (SLEA), photo essays by Tempest Rosca Huntsman , What a Conundrum, and Inara Pey, Bamboo Barnes newest art exhibition, Club End of Days is our music spotlight this month. This issue also features the mainland location of the Yellow Dots Café, and we take a look at one of the many new water logged sim locations in Second Life, Flooding Tango & Dreamy Waters. Click the cover below to view this month’s issue!
Join us this Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the art of Michiel Bechier at the Kultivate Loft Gallery! This event will feature live performers Jovan Buchsbaum (1pm to 2pm slt) and Quartz (2pm to 3pm slt) with a casual dress code at both events!
I have started my long virtual journey into Second Life as a photographer in 2009.
First my main motivation was to share the richness of creations of all those different sims, with all their aspects. During my trips I did meet a lot of people from all over the world. They learned me a lot of their backgrounds, passions and interests.
I have discovered the possiblities from all kinds of tools which helped me to improve my captures. By editing them I try to add a personal touch and feeling. Experiments with the effect of colors are often done, and more recently I am trying to show the details by working with high resolution photos.
Join us this Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 12 to 2pm slt for Kultivate’s Summer Art Gala and the closing of Ilyra Chardin’s Evolution 3D Exhibition!
The event will feature live performers Max Kleene (12 to 1pm slt) and Steph Sinatra (1pm to 2pm slt) with a casual dress code at both events!
The following items will be given away throughout the 2 hours: 10 gift cards, 10 photo backdrops, 2 TEMPLAR Poses Posepacks, & 2 Mesh Skyloft Gallery skyboxes. Plus everyone gets an end of summer gift pack!
This week the August 2020 issue of Kultivate Magazine will be published! Below is a sneak preview of the cover, which features the amazing and talented live performers of the newly created, Kultivate Music Management! Look for more info in the coming days on additional articles and features in this month’s magazine edition!
Join us Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Windlight Gallery’s August 2020 Exhibition! The event will feature live performer Aislen Sings and the following artists will exhibit this round:
Join us this Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate’s KDEA 3D Arts Foundation formally launches! Kandis Dene Endowment for 3D Arts or KDEA is the charitable branch of Kultivate that aims to support 3D artists specicially by offering each artist significant space and prims to build the 3D art installation of their choice! You can learn more about KDEA here: https://kultivatemagazine.com/kdea/
Our first grant receipient is Ilyra Chardin, who presents her 3D installation, “Evolution.” Evolution will open formally on Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt with 2 hours of performances by Wolfie Starfire (1pm to 2pm slt) and Erika Ordinary (2pm to 3pm slt). Dress code is casual for both events and the slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/153/163/22
You can learn more about Ilyra below:
Ilyra Chardin is an artist and designer, whose work has been featured in numerous installations and exhibits across the grid. Her art work crosses media and styles, spanning from real life and digital to SL art. First and foremost, Ilyra is a story teller. Whether in full SIM, 3D installation, sculpture, or 2D (original mixed media, hand-painted, hand-drawn, and photo) art, she includes multiple layers with depth of meaning. Her work has been the subject of numerous blogs, machinimas, and has been featured on Designing Worlds.
A selection of her artwork may now be viewed in a permanent exhibit at Emergent. Current Exhibitions & Art Installations change frequently and are best seen by looking at ilyra’s profile main page and in picks.
Mary Layton paints stuff. Mostly mythic, fantasy, fairy stuff. Her favourite media are watercolour, pencil, pen & ink, and digital. Over the past couple of years, she has created content for the virtual world Second Life, including in-world homes and furnishings, décor (including virtual canvases of her artwork), items of clothing, and most notably, jewellery.
Her Second Life creations can be found in-world at Rosehaven Laudanum, Caledon II, and at various in-world events, or online at the SL Marketplace.
Mary is also an author and published her first novel in 2015, a paranormal romance titled “Chasing Demons” as M. E. Layton. She lives with her husband in North Carolina.
Kultivate’s latest gallery, Dene Gallery, presents the Resolution Exhibition! This special three day exhibition will feature some of the top talented photographers and artists that can be found on Flickr. The exhibition is curated by photographer and artist, Tempest Rosca (Huntsman) and will feature 3 days of live music.
The following live performers will provide entertainment throughout the exhibition: Samuel James, Steph Sinatra, Mavenn, Wolfie Starfire, Jesie Janick, Max Kleene, & Samm Qendra.
About Dene Gallery & Kultivate: Dene Gallery is part of the Kultivate family of galleries and is located in Rosehaven. The gallery is curated by Tempest Rosca (Huntsman) and highlights one artist each month. Kultivate consists of Kultivate Magazine, Windlight Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery, Kultivate Loft Gallery, Kultivate Signature Gallery, & Kultivate Select Gallery. The goal of Kultivate is to promote and support the cultural aspects of Second Life. Kultivate is proud to be the official sponsor and media partner of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. For More Information: https://kultivatemagazine.com/resolution-exhibition/
My art primarily explores the freedom online communities, specifically Second Life, provide, allowing you to set aside your cultural roles and explore other roles. Real life cultural roles are necessary for a functioning society, but they are often extremely confining, almost forcing people into pigeonholes of expected behavior. Second Life gives us all the opportunity to slip out of our pigeon holes and be almost anything we can imagine.