Ce virtuel est un réel
... plaisir ! La galerie est épatante, ce qui épate
la galerie !
Il y a bien des toiles qui échappent à mon univers,
mais je m'y suis retrouvé avec les essais intimes de Bretagne
: ils m'ont ouvert la route du ciel !
Le reste est pro, trop pro ?
... La présentation sent l'ingénieur, le labeur,
le calcul ... les toiles sont ordonnées comme des élèves
dans une école. Peut-on faire autrement ?
Vous avez toute la vie pour y répondre ... ;-)
PS : j'ai beaucoup aimé
le panorama de tous les peintres présents. C'est une chic-idée
; espérons qu'elle fera "école"! re ;-)
Octobre 1997 - A cup of Champagne in front of the little camera of visio conference with Jamie, Gary and Ron
Rolf van GELDER
"Dear Gerard and Nico,
I want to congratulate you with this very exciting Internet Art
It's great to see that you are using the Internet to get artists
and people that are interested in arts from all over the world
I appreciate it what you are doing for me and all the other artists.
Keep up the good job and good luck!
Peace, Good luck next Saturday!
Manu et Christian
Un petit bonjour de Manu et Christian, bravo pour le site.
L'ensemble est seduisant. Manu t'envoie une plaquette de son
Et peut etre serais tu interesse par la peinture decorative.
A une prochaine fois et felicitation, nous aussi on est des passionnes.
J'ai pu accéder à votre galerie et je tiens à
vous féliciter pour la mise en page de votre site. Grande
qualité graphique, beaucoup de professionnalisme
Bravo pour l'idee et le talent.
Il faut agrandir la galerie...
ATTENTION WORLD AND CANDELIER
did it happen? did my thoughts,
expressed in photons, run through wires round the world, then
bolt into heavens,bouce off satellites, and leap magically into
you electrocybertronic brain extention unit?
and thence through your eye port
into even more delicate and tanged circutry than microchip er
imagined I had an epiphany two years ago as I came in for a landing
on a crystal clear night at 10000 ft over NYC.; the lights of
the metropolitan area spread out and twinkled as far as my eye
could see, probibly a fity mile radius. The thought popped into
my head " wow, could you imagine a wiring circut diagram
... immeadiately I thought..
" but it doesn't stop there, all the house circut diagrams
are added at the ends....but then every appliance plugged in
is also added to the circut diagram....every Tv and radio....MY
GOD! every computer...and microprocesser in the computer...and
phone lines to carrying microvolt pulses to every other computer....
its all connected all one circut" Suddenly then, and for
ever after, I have looked at the world in a diffferent way. Almost
as if we are all part of one big organic-electric cerebrum, thinking
as one complex brain. we have constructed and continue build
external electric/photon nerve impulse extention units so that
the things I see, feel, hear, create, the thoughts I think are
transported round the world at the speed of a photon
THIS IS HAPPENING AS WE SPEAK, developing as we watch, and as we participate, it is exhilerating, it is the truely manificent development of our age. as I sculpt in clay or carve in stone, an ancient act, that is as old as human thought..... the whole
world may watch via candelier, the whole world may talk to me,
send me images of their work, share their humanity with me in
a world of images...beyond language..beyond distance... beyond
"To all of you fortunate
enough to participate in this amazing connection between far
corners of our planet I say: Hello from Los Angeles! I very much
wish i could have participated live via video conferencing, but
the fact that my art can be there with you, while I am here just
after dawn beside the Pacific Ocean, is a wonder of technology
that completely changes the possibilities of art. True, digital
reproduction cannot as yet capture the unusual pigment dependent
effects of florescent colors and certain metallics, at first
this disturbed me, but now I consider the digital representations
of my paintings new versions of the originals, and I look forward
to exploring the ways digital reads unusual pigments.
This virtual gallery, and the
Internet itself, are wonderful opportunities to take art out
of the world of museums and cliques. Personally I relish the
idea of my art being stumbled upon by some explorer in pajamas.
This new intimacy between artist and audience is profound, amazingly
private, yet completely public. Art, which flourishes in the
atmosphere of coincidences is well served by such an environment.
I sincerely hope we artists,
and all of us fortunate enough to have access to this kind of
revolutionary technology will continue to work for ways to make
it available to anyone. I feel especially honored to participate
in this event with a French gallery because French culture from
Rimbaud to Monet to Guy Debord has been such a great influence
on me. I hope my work returns a spark of the inspiration I have
love ... Tamra
To the virtual staff of Virtuelles
Congratulations on your "moment
exceptionnel". This idea that you'vebrought to life is not
only innovative and imaginative, but, it is also a breath of
fresh air for artists and patrons the world over. Thank you for
allowing me and my work to be a part of history with you.
These past few months have been
very exciting, working with you, in preparation of this great
moment. Many of my internet associates have visited your wonderful
site, and returned words of praise for its visual appearance
and its content. I continue to visit there myself to make use
of a great feature of the site... the ability to make contact
with the other artists who are represented there.
Again, congratulations on this
special accomplishment and thank you for allowing me to realize
this as well.
Thomas Colvin, III Huntsville,
Salut a toi, vituelle compagnie
En 50 ans nous nous sommes trop
eloignes de nous, le retour aux sources est ineluctable et salvateur.
Le bio (la vie) qui n'aurait jamais du nous quitter, revient
en force. Nous retournons au naturel par quelques connexions
et modems bien places; la magie de notre temps fait surface,
l'evolution perpetuelle nous ramene a nos racines. Les peuples,
les cultures se rapprochent, se melent, la langue n'est pas vraiment
un obstacle. L'image,la photo, la peinture, la sculpture, la
musique, la cuisine, ..., ...la nature, tout se decline par les
yeux, les oreilles, la bouche ...regarde, ecoute, ecris, parles,
fais, en resume apprends et prends la vie a bras-le-corps. Nous
franchissons les etapes grace a nos echanges, nous nous revelons
a nous-meme et aux autres (que l'on decouvre): Nous sommes Humains...Je
suis Humain, Je suis Mondial
Si Dieu existe, il est surement Virtuel
Vitual Gallery is in You, it's You...
Bye Gerard and see you soon- Guillaume
Greetings from the snow covered
Rockie Mountains in Southern Colorado, USA
I am writing to say welcome to
this exhibition of light and imagination. This technology, though
still new, still not noticed or experienced by most of the population,
promises to reshape our sense of identity in that we shall become
increasingly familiar with each other which will expand our sense
of self through expanding of our minds and hearts. I hope that
this increase in inter-personal exposure will lead to an increase
in lovingkindness and consern for one another and will, without
question, aide artists and all thinkers in joining minds through
instant global communication. This joining of minds will create
a great cloud of knowing which will precipitate into hitherto
unprecidented acts of collaborative creativity and genius.
Till now our lives and our communication
has been one carefully orchestated voice of propaganda being
broadcast to many listeners. Whether this voice is the voice
of religious dogmas, of moral authority, of legal control, of
political spin or of commercial suggestion, it remains a voice
of power and organization seeking to, at times oppress at others
to inspire and at others to manipulate the minds and actions
of the mirid of individuals. The interactive nature of the internet
makes it completely different from traditional media for the
reason that all voices may be heard no matter how small. The
hierarchy of scale and location which has traditionally been
used to elevate and accentuate those in power and deminish all
others in the art world as well as the world at large is obliterated
by the relative equality of all communications on the internet.
All places are as one place, all sizes are as one size.
The profound changes that are
now upon us as access to the internet and the world wide web
move toward becoming as common of an experience as telephones
and televisions will alter the very foundations of our consciousness
and perception about the world around us and our relationship
to it and each other in ways that are, for the most aprt, unpredictable.
Our challenge as a culture and
as individuals is to participate as consciously as possible in
this dramatic shift and use this moment to effect badly needed
changes in ourselves and in our societies toward becoming more
culturally responsible and responsive rather than merely reactive.
Such times as we now live in carry the hope of achieving the
goals of all people of good will and we must do what we can to
cultivate those attitudes which yeild a perspective of good will
which in turn will cultivate the imagination which can see those
goals which in turn creates the determination to strive toward
them. Known or unknown to each of us, our imagination is joined
to the imagination of all humanity as many instruments in one
great symphony. So let us all play our parts in it as best we
I thank Gerard and Nico and all
of the gang who are participating in this event for including
me. I am hoping to join you online if I can figure out the technology
- Blessings to all,
- Cecil Touchon
- Co-founder of the International
- President of The International
Royal Academy of Post-Dogmatist Arts and Letters.
- Member of the Massurrealist
helo Gerard and Nico,
This is so nice what you are doing and I congratulate you and
I think Virtual Galeries is an excellent idea and I will help
as much as I can here in NewYork!
I will contact you soon...
Greetings from New York!
Bravo pour cette idee de galerie virtuelle que j'ai visitee avec
A bientot, j'espere le plaisir d'echanger avec vous.
LE 12 OCTOBRE 1997. LENDEMAIN
DU VERNISSAGE DES VIRTUELLES GALERIES...
Bonjour à toute la famille,
Encore merci pour ces instants d'amitié vécus auprés
de vous et des peintres présents au vernissage. Amical
I'm called Michel Sueur. My watercolours
are showed in Virtuelles Galeries beside your works and it's
a great honour for me. The virtual varnishing took place. But
can we speak about virtual when in the same room, at the same
moment, Garry and Jamie Brant talk in visio-conference with the
audience, that Ludmilla Tchernova explain, by phone from Moscow,
the technique of batik of her work which is projected on gigantic
screen in France, that the paintings of french artists are showed
beside printed graphic presentations of foreign artists.
Let's forget about Internet,
let's forget about computing for to concentrate about the significance
of this day that you would have likedand that the audience discovered
with surprise: In the first place, your mail sent to Candelier
family and which have been read to the audience. People discovered
that you only talked about the joy to take part in this varnishing,
got one's breath to can share your passion with other artists
in the world, to know your works approachable to people in pajamas
at their place.
The audience heard Guy Leplat
out to speak for french painters. People were surprised to learn
that their motivation alone to pratice Internet and Virtuelles
Galeries was to go admire the work of other artists and to see
the maximum of works because they have always many things to
learn. Yes, to see works of other artists which are not in the
books and merit to look surprised.
You, who lives in different parts
of the world, you should know that french artists of Virtuelles
Galeries have the feeling to be a member of a friendly community,
not virtual. Also, you should know that Candelier's family show
us what they can do for to represent you.
My english is very poor..., I'm
sorry but I was gripped by the desire to tell you the pleasure
to take part in this varnishing.
Yours, Michel Sueur and the french
PS/ For me, it is faster to paint
a watercolour than to write in english.