The Massurrealism Of James Seehafer


I had the good fortune recently to speak with James Seehafer, the founder of the artistic school known as massurrealism.  A fellow New Englander, Seehafer studied at Parsons School Of Design.  He then began exhibiting his paintings in the northeast, including Boston and New York City (specifically in the Lower East Side).  His work was received favorably in New York, and his paintings were displayed alongside the works of Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.  In 2005 he relocated to Berlin, Germany to continue working in photography and paint.  As James began to use more mass media elements in his work–including photography, video, and advertising–he coined the term massurrealism in the early 1990s.  The term was a necessary and accurate one, since no existing coinage adequately described the type of art he was producing.   Continue reading