With this “Overlapping Realities” the Itakos Art Gallery inaugurates a new experience and exhibition concept : to show works by artists who have no presence in the Second life virtual world.
The first to expo in this line is Jean Toussaint Tosi, a photographer born in Corsica who lives in Paris. He defines himself as a serious humorist photographer. Visionary and surrealistic, his work is an interesting mixture of symbolism and graphic elements, where dreams and even catastrophic nightmares take on an elegant and light form.
A style that I would define Cinematographic, with long and panoramic fields of a fervent imagination, which finds inspiration in science fiction and in Hollywood colossals.
A black and white Movie where light air balloons float in a gloomy and cloud-filled sky while airplanes falling and the ocean waves are gigantic and surmount our fears. The Virtuality that overlaps with Reality.
It is a surreal world, therefore, that resembles and adheres to the concept of virtuality as we live it in Second life. On Display at the Black Pavilion from December 15.
A review by Inara Pey blog is here :