Digital Paintings that Reflect a Virtual World
AutumnBlitz Xenobuilder is a virtual artist who exists in a virtual world called, Second Life. He photographs fellow inhabitants of the virtual world and applies digital paint to his photographs. His work is mainly figurative and based on virtual realism. Sometimes he cuts and pastes 1st Life images, which he culls from the internet, and appropriates them into his picture-making practice.
ABX, or Blitz, as he is commonly known by his virtual friends, was conceived on 12/19/2009. After wandering barefooted for over 3 years in the virtual world, he realized a need to express the isolation and the connection he felt in his world. He realized there are many identities from all over the world logged into the virtual system, and the feeling of connection is immediate. Yet at the end of the day, the far distance between two avatars become a reality to bear.