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Escapeism by Damian Kuczynski

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The Generation Xer.
Trapped between the desire to escape to a Utopian landscape and the reality of Urban life.

This is early days Digital Art. Photoshop 1.5
Original Photos of my then life reconstructed into this work.

Hope you enjoy.
Damian

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generation, dreaming, escape, captured, utopia, cought

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  • Damian Kuczynski
    Damian Kuczynskialmost 6 years ago

    Some words that I find fitting for this image:

    From: The Urban Dictionary;
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=...

    Escapeism
    Originating in the time of Confucius and closely linked with Taoism, it includes all activities, hobbies, and moments (for example, self-realizations and other forms of enlightenment) that induces a state of detachment, euphoria, occasionally memory loss, and can also often leads to adventure.
    Escapeism can also be defined as a philosophy or “way” of life. The Escapeist philosophy can be defined in four parts (all of which have infinite potential to combine to fit each individuals’ path):
    1. The inclination to break free from confinement or control.
    2. The ability to successfully avoid dangerous or unpleasant things.
    3. A mastering of the art of escape to somewhere or from somewhere through certain rituals or activities specific to each individual.
    4. A partiality to or impulse for temporary distraction from reality or routine.

    Escapeism is not a religion, it does not involve any kind of deity, but rather a path of life and/or state of mind which exists as means of promoting compelling experiences which allow the individual to enjoy a transient, yet genuine and fulfilling euphoria.
    The most common practiced form of Escapeism is often tied in with what sociologists would label “deviant behavior.”

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