If you are even remotely attracted to digital art, the name of Patrick Moya, aka Moya Janus in Second Life, will already be familiar to you. The French artist, who in the virtual world of Linden Lab is also a “virtual gallerist” hosting works by other artists in addition to his accomplishments in his lands of Iles Moya, Moya Land, Studio Moya and Moya Museum, has long been an avant-garde artist who loves to experiment with the latest forms of media and technology. Before Second Life, Patrick, exponent since the Seventies of the “École de Nice”, has pioneered from video art to cinema, from ceramics to comics, even creating his own manga alter ego, Petit Psy, which in many ways reminiscent of the character of Pinocchio. A prolific artist, Moya in almost 45 years in business has created more than 4,000 works of art including dolls for Unicef, a painting for the church of Saint Jean Baptiste in Clans and various paintings that adorn public buildings such as the Princess Grace hospital at Montecarlo. From April 30 to May 24, Patrick Moya is the focus of an exhibition called Moya Circus housed in two distinct locations in Caserta: at Mac3, the Contemporary Art Museum of Caserta, are exposed paintings of the Montecarlo Circus, while at Galleria Arterrima are exhibited other smaller paintings. Of course, given the multifaceted nature of its production Moya has also produced videos dedicated to the exhibition being held in Caserta, uploaded on his Youtube channel, in which he joined the real art to its virtual version, as already happened several times in recent years, for example with Rinascimento Virtuale first and with numerous installations curated by Marina Bellini (aka Mexi Lane) at Experience Italy and Mic then. Curiosity inside curiosity: the video of the Caserta’s exhibition opening, set near a partial digital reproduction in Second Life of the famous Reggia di Caserta, is populated not only by digital reproductions of works of real Moya (popularization choice shares from other artists such as the Sicilian Marisa Falbo aka Aquila Faulds whom Mondivirtuali’s readers surely remember) also by a multitude of characters and machines taken from the Star Wars set (the same Patrick‘s harlequin avatar in the video arrives at the vernissage on a spaceship of the saga). Even Patrick seems to prepare to celebrate the return to the big screen of the famous franchisee of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas (now part of the Disney team), which is already populating other digital platforms such as TheSims4.
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