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Assemblage :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 11 0 Socialist realism: A sunny day in the countryside :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 8 9 leaves keep falling in my face :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 18 3 Syrian fathers run from their homes :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 31 10 Gedrocht: Imperialism :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 23 3 saturday morning rooftop :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 19 9 There's a train leaving town in an hour :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 26 6 Gedrocht: gedrocht :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 15 0 Gedrocht: intimidation :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 5 0 Gedrocht: persistence :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 9 2 city pigeons :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 9 10 stained and broken :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 16 4 lantern :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 33 6 Irish composition 3 :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 26 6 seperated :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 3 2 tiny pine trees :iconnyxhypnos:nyxhypnos 6 4

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Assemblage
A visual assemblage of some of my memories from Jarusalem, where I was on vacation a while ago. I have been absent from deviantart lately because I haven't found much time to paint, but I plan to upload more regularly again. 

Acrylics on Canvas,
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Socialist realism: A sunny day in the countryside
The past two weeks I've been writing like crazy on my final project for school. In the project I researched the effectiveness of socialist realist art. This is an artstyle that originates from the Soviet Union and is just communist propaganda in the form of high art. But although it is propaganda I think it's pretty funny because of how ridiculous the images can get. Harmony, communism and the love for communist leaders like Stalin, Mao and Kim jong il is over exaggerated to the point that I wonder if anyone can even take it seriously. Socialist realism is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine but I don't agree with any of the ideas that it puts forward. This work is meant as parody.

Anyway, I'd like to show what I discovered about the artstyle and it's impact on the viewer in a series of paintings and drawings. In this piece I want to illustrate one of the three big themes in socialist realist art: Happy heroic farmers. With this theme the artist portrays how the life of the simple farmers has improved as a result of the communist revolution. The farmers are happy to work and look healthy and well fed. We know that in reality life under communist rule is not allways so happy and often the people in the Sovjet-Union and North-Korea were starving. This goes to show that any form of criticism is forbidden and only utopian images are accepted. The bright colours that socialist realism uses only emphasize the utopian image even more.
    The red banners of the state in the background are there to show the farmers loyalty to the communist party and its leaders. In the sky I drew a few military airplanes to show the technological advancements of the state and ridicule the need of North-Korean socialist realist art to subtely include the army in every painting.

I hope people find this as interesting as I do :3
Another one is coming up soon.

Made with pastels on an underpainting of watercolor.

"Any kind of propaganda can be used as anti-propaganda as well."
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leaves keep falling in my face
Haven't uploaded something in a while, this is something I made a few weeks back. I'm working on some more elaborate and conceptual paintings which take a lot of time. I think it's worth it though, I'm working on stuff I'm really excited about :).

Made with watercolor and ink
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Syrian fathers run from their homes
Based on a picture from the newspaper. The text underneath it read (roughly translated):"Syrian fathers fleed with their baby's from a neighborhood that was attacked by an airstrike yesterday."
The irony of the case was that the picture in the newspaper was so overwhelmingly beautiful in such a horrible situation. The collage consists of articles from newspapers I've collected over the past two weeks, all concerning the war in Syria.

acrylics and collage on canvas
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sarahbeeillustration Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Thank you for the favorite! (:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Thank you for the fav :iconarrheartplz:
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nyxhypnos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure
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untuox Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Happy Birthday!!!
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nyxhypnos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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untuox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
wellcome!
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saperlipop Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Friendly Alien by phillyzero


Many thanks for the :+fav: on Alien No. 604 :heart:

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saperlipop Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
You have a wonderfully creative gallery, beautiful use of colours and compositions :clap: :heart:
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nyxhypnos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! I really liked Alien No. 604 :)
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saperlipop Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I'm so pleased you liked my Alien :tighthug:
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