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Xpiritualism is defined term for a loosely diverse outsider online art movement focusing on digital collage that combines old web culture, esotericism, spirituality & foreign internet elements over it. The tag of #xpiritualism was coined by 3rd.world.elite on Instagram. On TikTok edits often share the same commonly seen repeating elements, however on other nicher spaces on Instagram, Discord & YouTube, more innovation, combining and unique art styles are highly encouraged. This movement as a whole is defined by 3 main concepts of spirituality, old net art and world culture, so it isn't a solid defined style which is why it garners much appeal from its outsider art fanbase.

Visuals[]

It has a similar visual and editing style to Weirdcore, with surreal imagery and kitschy editing due to them coming from the same roots of early net art, but with mixing different artstyles with themes of spirituality, early net, ancient art and generally multiculturalism, as opposed to Weirdcore's simplicity and homogeneity. It's fanbase also often overlaps with neo-tribal and sextrance.

Misconceptions[]

Some common misconceptions have arisen about Xpiritualism, including:

  • It's a single, heterogenous or unified aesthetic. The community of artists actually seek to use multiple aesthetics/styles, although they may inspired by similar elements.
  • Its name is "Yabujincore" or "CurseWeb".
  • It is created by Yabujin, Taconiel and or Curseweb.
  • It's a maximalist form of Weirdcore or Old Web.

Xpiritualism is not an aesthetic nor style, it's a loose net art movement/a group of personal aesthetics, a community of people who support each other, collaborate, and make edits with similar motifs. Though it shares editing techniques with Weirdcore and Old Web, it isn't a maximalist version of either. It's also common for Xpiritualism to get called "Yabujincore" or "CurseWeb" in social media, but these names are very frowned upon by the actual fanbase because both Yabujin and CurseWeb are musical artists. Some of the fans also don't want this art movement to have a name altogether, arguing it potentially takes away what makes it special. However, "Xpiritualism" is the most commonly used name, particularly in Instagram.

Contrary to popular assumption, this style wasn't created by Yabujin. Various net artists have been making edits like his for a long time now, with similar elements and a similar editing style, and some examples of this would be horribleluxury, Elysia Crampton, Thaiboy Digital, Do Thi Thien Ly Live Beautifully and FlorecitaDreams. Both Taconiel and CurseWeb were inspired by Yabujin, but built their own style afterwards, styles that could be considered individual aesthetics themselves due to people constantly recreating them. This movement seeks to create more styles, not repeat existing ones all while having recurring motifs of esotericism, multiculturalism and internet culture.

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Instagram Artists[]

  • horribleluxury
  • za0za_0 (yabujin)
  • 1nsekt_ AKA Y2K3
  • 3rd.world.elite
  • blissyboy
  • nehellenian_matrix_scribblez
  • 7night7life7 (NSFW)
  • everlush1ight
  • h3rets
  • internetillidan
  • Jin.x126
  • k4tarsiz6.nabelagyza (NSFW)
  • nekotokyoshinjuku
  • puffypuffypuffypuffypuffypuffy
  • ki11bi
  • sxcrap (NSFW)

Twitter Artists[]

  • rekinlyk (semi-NSFW)
  • sourized
  • Cloverkidzz

YouTube[]

  • Do Thi Thien Ly Live Beautifully
  • CurseWeb
  • FlorecitaDreams
  • sprinks
  • Y2K3
  • 卂кㄩяཞѵѳяㄒё

Webseries[]

  • AZEROY-ЯXEROУ (2018—2021)
  • Happy Tree Friends (1999-present)
  • Madness Combat (2002-present)
  • PR - Pico Day (animation) (2006)
  • username:666 (video) (2008)

TV Shows[]

  • Xavier: Renegade Angel (2007-2009)

Video Games[]

  • Counter-Strike Series (2000-present)
  • Cruelty Squad (2021)
  • Final Fantasy Series (1987-present)
  • Doom Series (1993-present)
  • Duke Nukem Series (1991-present)
  • Gears of War Series (2007-present)
  • God of War Series (2005-present)
  • Halo Series (2001-present)
  • iPad Baby (2024)
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (2010)
  • LSD: Dream Emulator (1998)
  • MUGEN (1999)
  • Revenge of the Sunfish (2007)
  • Runescape (2001)
  • Shadow Warrior Series (1997-present)
  • Silent Hill 2 (2001)
  • Sonic Robo Blast 2 (1998)
  • Soulcalibur Series (1995-present)
  • Tekken Series (1994-present)
  • Touhou Project Series (1997-present)
  • Warcraft Series (1994-present)
  • Wizard101 (2008)
  • Wolfenstein Series (1981-present)

Unlicensed Video Games[]

  • Claw Web DX & Sword Web DX
  • Eva4 Sim Date RPG (2003)
  • Flash Genies
  • Hong Kong 97 (1995)
  • Kawaii Adobenshaas in Anime Rand (2009)
  • Love Hina Sim Date RPG (2004)
  • Mario Forever (2004)
  • Mars 3D/The Ultimate Fighter (1997)
  • Pico's School (1999)
  • Sex Kitten Sim-Date Series (2004-2006)
  • Sonic.exe (2012)
  • Tahití Hidden Pearls (2009)

Movies[]

  • Animal Wars (2000)
  • Bolívar el Héroe (2003)
  • Malice@doll (2001)
  • Sailor and the Seven Ballz and other MMG hentai parody OVAs (2000)
  • The Holy Mountain (1973)

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