OBERON ONMURA has been making art in Second Life for over four years. In that time, his unique approach to exploring the capabilities of physical objects has attracted international attention of blog sites, Second Life and “real life” galleries and publications.
Oberon cites as his primary influences American minimalist art of the 1960s and 70s for its precision of form, Stephen Wolfram’s “A New Kind of Science” for its analysis of complex systems, and Indian classical music for its manifestation of unseen physical reality in art. He has recently become interested in the use of scripted agents (i.e. bots) as art making material.
Oberon’s “real life” person lives and works in New York City.
Recent and current shows
Invited artist – “POLVERE DI STELLE” (Stardust) In collaboration with D. D’Art, Francesca Barbi Marinetti, and Margutta RistorArte of Rome, MIC-Imagin@rium. A tribute to the great Italian film star, Monica Vitti. (December, 2012)
Recipient – Linden Endowment for the Arts Artist-in-Residency Land grant (twice) 2011-2012
Group show – “Further Along the Path”, May, 2012 (Bryn Oh, Curator)
Solo show – Linden Arts Endowment Land Grant – “15k*30m*30d”. February, 2012.
Solo show – Linden Arts Endowment Land Grant – “Wave Fields”. December, 2011.
Group show – Museum of Hyperformalism (multiple works), October – December, 2011 (Dancoyote Antonelli, curator)
Group show – Pirats Omega Art Gallery (“The Chasm”), October, 2011 (Merlina Rokoko, curator)
Collaborating artist (with Eupalinos Ugajin) “Chutes d’Images”, Cariacou sim, July, 2011
Invited artist, “SynchroniCITY”, AIRE Ville Spatial (Ecologia sim), July, 2011 (Marc Moana, curator)
Participating artist, “Light & Gravity”, Cearleon, July, 2011 (Pixels Sideways,Sunseeker Miklos, curators)
Invited artist, Split Screen installation space, April, 2011 (Davidni Shostakovitch, curator)
Winner, first prize (“Chroma (Loom)”), UWA 3D Open Art Challenge, January 2011
Featured artist, INNOVATION FESTIVAL !D.A.! Digital Art – Museo del Metaverso (SL)/ Academy of Fine Arts Macerata (Italy) – Roxelo Babenco, Curator
Winner, first prize (“Transition Zone”), Gogbot Cyberarts Festival, The Netherlands (September, 2010)
Invitation exhibit – “Transition Zone” – Two Fish (Cariacou sim) curated by Rose Borchovski
Solo show – Fruit Island Arts (“Intersectors”) – Lizzo Dreamscape, Curator
Group show – Invisible Museum of Post-Contemporary Art (“Plaza”) – Rod Mandel, Curator
Group performance – Pirats “Arts Kahos” Bourbon sim (Merlina Rokocoko, Newbab Zsigmond, Curators)
Group show (with Misprint Thursday) Pirats Omega Arts (Merlina Rokocoko, Curator)
Solo show – “Storm Cells” Cetus sim (Zachh Cale, Curator)
Solo show – “Light Traffic” Deutsche Info Welt (Asmina Duranjaya, Curator)
Group show – Erato of Caerleon Sim – “The Pool” -(Sabrinaa Nightfire, Curator)
Solo show – “Four Galaxies’ – Lennox Hills sim (Zachh Cale, Curator)
Mixed realities performance collaboration with Diogenes Wylder (Watermill Center, NY) April, 2009
Turing Gallery exhibits work that is futuristic + conceptual in nature. We adhere to the Extropian philosophy of creating an environment of near future and science fiction ideals.Themes include Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, The Singularity, Transhumanism, Technology, Space, and all things that emphesiz a a more complete future through advancements in technology.Curator | Gracie Kendal/Kristine Schomakerhttp://core.extropiacore.net/