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xplkqlkcassia

socialist irrealism
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • New Zealand
  • Deviant for 8 years
  • She / Her
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Me: I guess if I had to introduce the work I do in a pretentious artsy way, it would be something like "I explore the relationship between past nostalgia and imagined futures". But really I make a lot of shit, and it's hard to categorise. I have some key focuses, but it's mostly for fun. (I have a so-called professional career but it gets soul-draining sometimes and I have to remind myself why I got into art in the first place.) Cyberpunk cityscapes, surreal stuff (not sure how to describe it), pixel art, v a p o r w a v e portraits of Stalin, agit-prop for communism done in 70s and 80s aesthetics, some laptop stickers that I think are probably ironic but I'm not sure.


My politics: I'm an anti-imperialist ML currently studying Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, proletarian feminism, and the dialectics of sex & gender. I'm also a trans woman.


I've been around for a while. If you go back far enough, there are a lot of things completely disagree with now (e.g posters about Kurdistan and free speech). I keep them around as an archive of my political development, and as a way of humbling myself, because some of those posters were genuinely gag-inducing – not just politically but aesthetically, too.


Here's a not-so representative sample of the things I make:

the incident
(#3) Without the Communist Party, there would...
Join our picnic
nuclear war is hella femme
Mongolia 2084 streetwear design
collage 3 - collapse
project i'm working on atm
Tsunami
Cyberpunk USSR (althist desk #5)
80s Belt and Road design
Neo-Pyongyang 2049 (v2)
Ocean City
Everyone Can (redone)
Socialism - it's the future
challenging myself to put out 75 socialist posters (inspired by pinterest designs) in 50 days.sorry for spam
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hey yall I have a twitter now https://twitter.com/xplkqlkcassia
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what's a good quote you'd like to see?
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Your account is appreacted. I am not ready to get this political on deviantart

Oh look a socialist clown

Ukraine flag?😂😂the irony.

I love your work. Any chance you sell it as tees?

have to say your art is truly incredible

Your gallery is beautiful, I could look at it for hours!
Comrade, can you recommend me some good introductory books on the history of the DPRK and/or socialism in China?