This article is about Meta Psychos. Specifically, it’s about a collection of NFTs composed by Alex de Metalisa with the intent to create a tribute to the American Psycho movie and its concept in general.
American Psycho is a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991. It was later adapted into a film in 2000, starring Christian Bale as the main character, Patrick Bateman. The story follows a wealthy and successful investment banker who also happens to be a psychopathic serial killer. The novel and film explore themes of consumerism, identity, and violence.
One of the main ideas behind American Psycho is the critique of consumerism and materialism in 1980s America. The novel and film portray a world in which the main character, Patrick Bateman, is consumed by a desire for wealth, status, and material possessions. He is obsessed with brand names and appearances, and uses his wealth to indulge in luxurious and often pointless purchases.
Another central theme of American Psycho is the concept of identity. The novel and film explore the idea that Patrick Bateman’s psychopathic tendencies and violent actions are a manifestation of his inner emptiness and lack of a true identity. He is unable to connect with other people on a genuine level, and his obsession with consumerism and superficial appearances is a way of trying to fill the void inside of him.
Finally, the novel and film also explore the theme of violence and its place in American society. Patrick Bateman’s violent actions are a reflection of the underlying violence and aggression present in American culture. The novel and film suggest that the pursuit of wealth and status can lead to a dehumanization and loss of empathy, resulting in violent and destructive behavior.
the concept of the site is to present the idea of the coldness and detachment of the American Psycho culture through it’s design, but at the same time presenting a friendlier, kinder version in which we are all mental (not just one person). It also presents this detached objectivity in portrait form.
The legend of the meta psychos remains in the collective memory of the midwest, but they are often recognized as myths with no clear indication of their true identities. I hope you enjoy this unedited report and that you can learn something new about meta psychos or whatever the fuck they are.
meta psychos are a collection of art that can be found by following the trails of the eye.