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eXistence is a group in which you can share your works related to existentialism and/or existential psychology. Isolation, freedom, authenticity, meaning of life and death are the primary keywords. Artists can submit their artworks if they are related to these concepts. It is also required that artists must explain briefly why their submitted work helps us understanding the phenomena of eXistence.
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1. Existence precedes essence. Existence means to emerge or to become; essence implies a static immutable substance. Existence is a process but essence is a product.

2. People are both subjective and objective and must search for truth by living active autentic lives.

3. People search for some meaning to their lives. (Who am I?, Is life worth iving?, Does it have a meaning?)

4. Each of us is responsible for who we are and what we become. As Sartre (1957) stated “man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.”

5. Authentic experience takes precedence over artificial explanations. (i.e., existentialism can be considered as a atheoretical model.)


Being-in-the-world implies the oneness of subject and object, of person and world. Many people suffer from anxiety and despair brought on by their alienation from themselves or from their world. For example, as people strive to gain power over nature, they lose touch with their relationship to the natural world.

Alienation occurs in three areas:
1. Separation from nature
2. Lack of meaningful interpersonal relations
3. Alienation from one’s authentic self

“... to grasp what it means to exist, one needs to grasp the fact that he might not exist...” – May (1958)

Death is not the only type of nonbeing; other examples include addiction to alcohol or other drugs, promiscuous sexual activity, and other compulsive behaviors. Furthermore, blind conformity to society’s expectations is another example of nonbeing.

We flee from making active choices; that is, we make choices without considering who are we and what we want.

Dogan Kokdemir, Ph.D.
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#eXistence-devART is an existential group in which members can submit their existentialism / existential psychology related works to share and communicate about them.

Those familiar with existential literature would know the keywords such as isolation, freedom, authenticity, meaning of life, and death are the primary anxieties that every individual live within. Art may be used for the expressions to ourselves and other people around us.

You can submit your work related to existential topics to this group in a 2 for a week basis. However, you are asked to briefly summarize why you are submitting that work (do not expect that we can read your mind) ;)








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youreyestellies Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional
Thank you so much for requesting 'Scavenger'. :thanks:
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EmmaWatson666 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've accidental submitted art to photography instead of drawings. I would have withdrawn them, and re-submitted them, but Deviantart is running slow today with the correspondence messages
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sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
thank you for requesting my art. :heart:

An overwhelming gravity of ideas by sophiaazhou
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the request :heart:
Lemniscatha Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting my request
Philomena-Famulok Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Thank you very much!:) (Smile)
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Attila-G Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Thank you! :frail:
ConorTheStarchilde Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very much for adding my work! :la:
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Menoevil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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tuminka Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Thank you!:)
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