“The stability and monumentalism of these male heads and male torsos is comforting to young men as a model of a great man. A warrior — the beautiful, perfect male who is ‘European,’” Ben-Ghiat told Mic in an interview. “The joke is that the purity never existed in these cultures, so it’s quite a fantasy, but it’s a compelling fantasy.”
a futurismin this art, insofar as it is stylized as a 1980s retro-futurism, featuring DeLoreans and Tron -like virtuallandscapes. Fascist art is typically full of contradictions, Ben-Ghiat said. It looks helplessly at the past for a vision of the future .
Jack Smith IV, “This is fashwave, the suicidal retro-futurist art of the alt-right,” Mic
There’sone recurring character that stands out in the of neo-Nazi iconography and impossible landscapes: a small, busynest lonein the foreground of the image, a solitary hero traveller facing unconquerable threat. Without a clear proposition of downsome the future, Ben- Ghaitobserves, fashwavesupposes that the challenge ahead is insurmountable ,and that the road to oblivion is taken without company.