Ambre Singh, is active artist in Second Life since 9 June 2007.
An artist for whom art is just as important as the air to live.
In her creative work she expresses a lot of humor and often provokes with her pictures. Sometimes a small impulse is enough for her and the desire to express herself artistically arises.
With her art she expresses the opulent life and captures the soul and beauty of people and situations.
Heavily inspired by her father, who does illustrations and watercolors, and thrilled with his ability to bring * paper to life * with just a few pencil lines.
Ambre is strongly moved by realism and academic art, painters like Bouguereau, Gerôme, Alma Tadema etc.
With her strong ability to capture the feelings of her environment as well as with her visual skills, in her art Ambre translates her “world of experience” for us.
According to her mantra: “Let the beauty go everywhere”
Ambre plans to illustrate some books with pictures made in SL in the future.
An artist who enrich Second Life with art and always follow the wise advice:
“Be kind: the people you meet in SL are real persons.”
Interview with Ambre Singh
Your life without art would be …
Ambre: Suffocating: art is as important as air. Life is creative expression, so without art, my life would be meaningless. This being said, I never could separate life and art, they merge in so many ways.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Ambre: If I only knew! It bubbles from inside and pops up in my mind. Insights, a laugh at a situation, a mischievious idea, an impulse, a desire… Most of the time, they show up pre-packaged with their visual setting.
What is your work about?
Ambre: That’s the hardest question. I think it all revolves around capturing the soul and beauty of people and situations. Life is exuberant, opulent and essentially naughty. I love to express these qualities in my work.
How is the artistic process like there? Do you see an object / person / landscape first and then the idea comes up? Or is it upside down?
Ambre: It depends. Most of the time, I have a theme and I find (or set up) the scenery to tell a story. When I explore SL, I may be touched by people, landscapes, ambiances or moments, and I capture these instants, often by surprise. Obviously, I have a paparazza facet.
Ambre: Let Beauty wherever you go.
Currently, the best place for you in SL?
Ambre: Naming only one place would be unfair: there are many sims I love, mostly natural landscapes. Presently, I am working on a story taking place in a fairy-like forest, so I enjoy the luxuriance of Elvion.
A question that moves you right now …
Ambre: How can Violet come up with such a question?
In a more general way, my nagging ever present question is: why so much ignorance? And what can I do about it?
Is there a work of art in your life that particularly impressed you?
Ambre: The illustrations and watercolor paintings of my father. I still envy his ability to bring paper to life with a few strokes of his pencil.
What is art for you – now completely independent of the usual definitions?
Ambre: An irrepressible expression of the soul. Its expression is sometimes sublime, sometimes tortured, but it is always a form of liberation, of expansion. On a more personal level, art is a natural expression of my joy, exuberance, tenderness and rebelliousness.
Was there a key experience or has the artist profession always been your dearest wish?
Ambre: I have always been an artist and a bohemian. It took me years to understand why some people think life is a serious business. Becoming a bureaucrat is essentially a creative act, even if this art form doesn’t speak to me.
What drives you?
Ambre: Sharing the wealth of creativity. In SL (and elsewhere), triggering insights and fulfillment through happenings, generally woven of humor and tenderness.
Do you feel understood with your art?
Ambre: Understood I don’t know if it refers to comprehension. I feel my art is appreciated, like one can be touched by a song, without necessarily understanding its foundations.
That’s the essence of art: an escape from the restricted space of reason.
Do you think that you can make a difference with your art?
Ambre: Not in a big way. If my art tickles the soul and heart of some people, I am already happy.
Do you think that everyone is an artist?
Ambre: Fundamentally yes, because from bacteria to galaxies, each life is a work of art. However, some people are so fascinated by their creations that they forget they are the artists making all up.
Do you have any role models? If yes, which?
Ambre: If I don’t have role models per se, I have always soaked myself in art, which has greatly enriched my imagination. I am specially moved by realism and academic art, painters like Bouguereau, Gerôme, Alma Tadema to name a few.
What does the term art mean to you?
Ambre: There is a panel in my gallery that says: “Art is my soul masturbation.
I do it for myself, but others can watch.”
Are there any topics that you are particularly interested in implementing?
Ambre: Rumi said: “This is poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.” I feel a bit the same with my art. Most of the time, the topics impose themselves. Having said that, I am concerned by the state of the world, and by a necessary change of consciousness. This subject is always more present in my creations.
I also plan to illustrate some books with images created in SL.
What is your strength?
Ambre: Empathy: feeling the others and the substance of the environment helps me to translate it in artworks, or in events. And my visual skills.
What was the best advice you have ever received in SL?
Ambre: Be kind: the people you meet in SL are real persons.
Your next projects, exhibitions. Where your art can be seen?
Ambre: Some projects merging education and humor are in the pipeline. Presently my works can be seen:
In my main gallery are exposed different works realized during my years of SL. On the first floor platform, a scene rezzer offering different themes.
A journey through the best and worse moments of mankind’s history, with a special emphasis on the place of women through the ages.
In the shop, the booklets of my previous exhibitions and happenings are for sale.
Exhibition: Titilliations in Noir´Wen
In a world premiere, here is the complete collection of the works of the School of Fontainebleau, illustrating the privileged who had access to Gabrielle d’Estrées’ noble nipple.
Exhibition: The […] World of Ambre Singh
Temporary exhibition in the Templeton Cove Art walkway
AMBRE SINGH BIO
“It is your mind that creates this world”, said Buddha.
“All you do in SL will subtly change you and others in all worlds. So in my life and art, I thrive to add my spice, beauty and love.
My images tell stories. I set up scenes in SL, or I mix worlds… If the harvest is good, I make an exhibition. Sometimes, I photograph people of character in SL or in studio, trying to express the life and soul of the beings and places.
Colorful or discrete, tender or erotic, sometimes silly, often ironical, my images are never politically correct nor vulgar.
On my grave I want this epitaph:
“Art is my soul masturbation. I do it for my myself, but others can watch.””
Titilliations in Noir’Wen, Art Gallery of Noir’Wen
The Ambre Singh Gallery (Main), in Noir’Wen
The Pink Dildo, Hidden Founding Myths in History, in Noir’Wen
Collective exhibition in The Fetish Sisters Gallery
Art and more in Ambre Photographer’s shop
Black and white modd in The Lesbian Sisterhood
2020 Street art exhibition in Noir’Wen
2020, Exhibition in The Phenix Artists Collaboration sim
2019, Losing my Religion, l’Azile
2019, Desparate (b)jobs, Noir’wen
2018, Collective exhib in Astral Dreams
2018, Ambre’s Utopias, Commune Utopia Art Gallery
2017, Orientalisms, The Shakti Gardens
2009, Movies, The Ergo’s Point Tower of Arts
2008, Anachonisms, The Ergo’s Point Tower of Arts
A more detailed bio, interviews, reviews and testimonials
are available on Ambre´s website
A Kudo by Nieu:
“The creation of Ambre Singh is first and foremost a look at our worlds and our daily lives … but a look offbeat, sharp, full of humor and humanity that questions us and relativizes us. Her work is like a surrealist report, always funny, tender and poetic. She puts our realities in the abyss. She lightly asks essential questions about our humanity with a perfect mastery of photographic tools.
She plays with the senses that she diverts with finesse. Hidden in her work is a contained anger, a silent revolt that pushes us to question ourselves, but with a tenderness in our heart and a smile on our lips. Filled with hope that we are fundamentally good.”
Ñïéü – Noir´Wen City Owner