“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 Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 1 to 2pm slt for the opening of Kultivate Edge Gallery’s March 2021 Exhibition! Kultivate Edge Gallery is Kultivate’s only gallery that features black and white imagery. The following artists are exhibiting this month:
Vanessa Jane Jamee Sandalwood Maaddi Benazzi Veruca Tammas Reycharles Resident Soraia Rodrigues Anders Franizzi Saskia Reiko Johannes Huntsman Justice Pedroia
Kultivate’s February 2021 issue is now published! This issue features 3D artist Betty Tureaud, The Florence at Low Tide Sim, The House That Love Built Sim, The 3D Exhibition Khaos in Motion, and the Futur Art Exhibition. This issue also features the following photo essays: Places to Ride Horses in SL by Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Vargsangen by Inara Pey, and Fun photography by Layka. This issue also features the new last names in Second Life and the departure of long time employee Oz Linden from Linden Labs. Lastly this issue features the No Eden to the West sim. Click the cover below to view this month’s issue!
Join us this Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 12 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of Anouk Lefavres exhibition at Kultivate Signature Gallery! This exhibition will feature 3 floors of art work by Anouk and will feature live performers Abby Jaidov (12pm to 1pm slt ) and Jesie Janic (1pm to 2pm slt). Casual dress code.
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.
Join us this Sunday, January 10, from 1 to 2pm slt for the exhibition opening of Windlight Art Gallery’s January Exhibition! This exhibition will feature live performer Lyric Serendipity and the following artists:
Join us this Sunday at 12pm slt for the 2 hour grand opening of the December 2020 exhibition at Kultivate Select Gallery! Kultivate Select Gallery is a themed gallery and this months theme is winter images! The artists presenting their images are:
The November issue of Kultivate Magazine is now published! This issue features artist & musician Suzen Juel, The Let It Snow! Sim, the new game Squee!, family locations photo essay, an update on the Linden Labs transition to cloud servers, a photo essay on the Aqua Breeze sim, 1920’s Birmingham 3D exhibition, the Travel and Present exhibition, the first SLEA grant recipients, Coiottolina Xue’s Bots and Blossoms exhibition sim, and another “riddle me this” photo essay. Click the cover image below to view the issue.
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.
Kultivate has 2 artist opportunities available! First Kultivate Select Gallery is seeking artists for our September 27 exhibition, as this is a themed gallery, the theme is animals. And for our Team Diabetes of Second Life fundraiser in October we are seeking artists to be part of our Art Asylum at Scare Me Silly 2020! To register for either event:
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!
Join us Sunday, September 6, 2020 @ 1pm slt for Kultivate presents the Art of Sisi Biedermann at Kultivate Signature Gallery! This event will feature live performers Mimi Carpenter (1pm to 2pm slt) and Mavenn (2pm to 3pm slt). Casual dress code for both events and you can learn more about Sisi below:
I joined Second Life in 2007, and back then I never realized how much this would mean to me. Back then I had just started painting with acrylics after a very long break where I raised my children and looked after my family and my work.
Today I have been painting several hundred paintings since then and I still get a lot of inspiration from nature, second Life and northern islands such as Faroe Islands and Iceland.
In SL I started taking photos already in 2008, and has developed my style ever since. All this brings me to where I am today and I hope you will enjoy my pictures.
The August 2020 Issue of Kultivate Magazine is now available! This issue features the talented live performers of Kultivate Music Management, RagingGraphix Gallery, Arnicars Chapel Imagination, The Virtual Peel Center, and Cherry Manga’s Main store & Sim. This issue also has photo essays by Myra Wildmist, Tempest Rosca Huntsman, Whata Conundrum, and Pearl Grey. Lastly this issue contains an update with images of the rebuilt Second Norway Sims! Click the cover below to view the issue:
Join us this Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 1 to 2pm slt for the grand opening of The Edge Gallery’s August & September Exhibition! This event will feature live performer Aislen Sings! Casual Dress code! Below is a list of artists who are exhibiting:
Ahn Avion Graham Collinson Johannes Huntsman Maaddi Benazzi Nodome Resident Saskia Rieko Tempest Rosca Huntsman Veruca Tammas Vita Theas Whata Conundrum (formerly Grace Sixpence)
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 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 1 to 3pm slt as Kultivate presents the art of Reya Darkstone at Kultivate Loft Gallery! This event will feature live performers Loreen Aldrin (1pm to 2pm slt) & Abby Jaidov (2 to 3pm slt)! Casual dress code at both events!
You can learn more about Reya below:
I have been around for some time, and have always been impressed by the vivid imaginations of the many artists that live in this virtual slice of the world. I started taking photos for fun and perhaps contribute a small token of my talent to it all. I am also owner of Rise Design Jewelry & Accessories, so my enjoyment of Second Life is now three-fold; creating pictures for myself and others to enjoy, meeting new people from all over the world, and creating high-quality mesh accessories.
To all my fellow shutterbugs and those that just like to appreciate the art of others, remember there’s always something beautiful in front you–just look in the mirror!
If interested in acquiring a photo, please contact me in-world, “Reya Darkstone”.