Metamodernism describes the processes and phenomena in culture and society from the beginning of the new millennium to the present. The prefix "meta‑" establishes a specific understanding of the term and the current perception of the world. This Greek prefix has three meanings: alongside, between, and after.
The Metamodern art manifesto advocates for a balance between tradition and innovation, rejecting the cynicism of postmodernism and embracing hope, optimism, and sincerity. The movement aims to create impactful art that encourages reflection and growth while reflecting the complexity of reality and promoting empathy and understanding.
Constantly oscillating between subjective and objective, fictional and real, past and present, virtual and real, the artist is forced to seek support in himself through the reflection of feelings, ideas, and emotions, which gives rise to a "new romanticism" in art in which the artist's authenticity and his perception of the world are of paramount importance.
Finding themselves in a dead‑end of postmodern values, which can no longer satisfy the further development of culture and society, the metamodern person is trying to build a new relationship with truth and its understanding. This relationship between absolute truth, person, and reality is built thanks to joint non‑confounding dialogue and co‑creation ‑ "the new sensibility".
Metamodern Gtotesk describes a current visual style that combines elements of both modern and postmodern art styles and that has gained increasing popularity in recent years and is not only visually different from other styles, but also finds new visual expressions thanks to the new possibilities of digital technology.
Metamodern Art / Contemporary Art in the Metamodern Age is a contemporary art movement that emerged in the early 21st century, characterized by a blending of modern and postmodern elements. Artists associated with the movement are known for their use of irony, nostalgia, and a sense of playfulness, as well as a focus on the interplay between the real and the virtual.