The term “normal art” and the hashtag #normalart is proposed by visual researcher Bálint Rádóczy. Normal art is a term to be used in fine arts, aesthetics, art criticism and philosophy, generally to describe art or concepts that have been exceeded, and are therefore considered to be outdated, played-out, generally judged irrrelevant or awkward by expert audiences and within the art milieu, and measured by prevailing consumerist ideals of the New — but are still present in a self-aware, self-mocking, semi-serious, zombie-like aura of a postmodern identity crisis.

The expression is meant to be paradoxical, and in itself a constructive critique of fine arts’ stunning obsession with the New, hinting that art today is never supposed to be "normal" as it can only be defined by its undefinable, “unknown” nature. Art is the concept of an entity that exists without having a defined and definable body or form, constantly slipping away from, challenging, and never stop reflecting on its own definition.

Therefore within todays western art paradigm “normal” cannot ever be “art” and vice versa, because “normal” would mean that the “idea” has taken an identifiable, recognisable “form”, formal is normal, and normal is undesired because it is not new.

In that sense most western artists would deny the existence of a present paradigm, as well as the legitimacy of the term "western artist" too: the tendency is, logically, for artists to deny that they are part of something that is recognised and defined by others (see: Contemporary art does not account for that which is taking place © 2010 e-flux and Liam Gillick).