An avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science, based on excessive use of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, odds, paradoxes in creations, set up and led by the artist Florentin Smarandache since the 1980's. His explanation follows:Paradoxism started as an anti-totalitarian protest against a closed society, Romania of 1980's, where the whole culture was manipulated by a small group. Only their ideas and their publications counted. Wecouldn't publish almost anything.In painting, sculpture similarly - all existed in nature, already fabricated. Therefore, a mute protest we did! Later, I based it oncontradictions. Why? Because we lived in that society a double life: an official one - propagated by the political system, and another one real. In mass-media it was promulgated that 'our life is wonderful',but in reality 'our life was miserable'. The paradox flourishing! And then we took the creation in derision, in inverse sense, in asyncretic way. Thus the paradoxism was born..."From Maria Marcos