Massurrealism is a portmanteau word coined in 1992 by American artist James Seehafer, who described a trend among some postmodern artists that mix the aesthetic styles and themes of surrealism and mass media—including pop art.
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Massurrealism.org is the official archive of Massurrealist Art. The Museum of Massurrealist Art opened in 2012 from Berlin Germany. Since then, there are have been many Facebook based sites dedicated solely to Massurrealism and the Massurrealist artists. One of the more important of these can be found on FaceBook at The Museum for Massurrealist Art.
In 2015, I had an exhibit at the Museum of Massurrealist Art. A slideshow of the exhibit is available for viewing. These include art pieces created for this exhibit over the 2 year period (2013-2014). See it here and "like" the images - please leave comments on what you think.See it here and "like" the images - please leave comments on what you think.See it here and "like" the images - please leave comments on what you think.
:: Wide Asleep in 4K ::
By The Museum For Massurrealist Art :: March 1 2016·
The following 12 art pieces are the first set in the series :: Wide Asleep in 4K :: by the Artist Philip Kocsis, depicting Massurreal dreamlike images. Each image pays homage to the original Surrealist imagery using classical art and modern influences, and speaks to the “importance” of mass media’s
influence on the way we as a society perceive what is important. In many cases our societal pressures are the opposite of what we as human beings need.
This mental disconnect between perceived needs and actual needs result in inspiration or despair. “Wide Asleep” is an apolitical look at the human condition combating the daily avalanche of data and suggestion. Life, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness, can be wonderfully funny or very tragic – it’s completely up to your interpretation.
The originals in this series are produced in Ultra HDTV format (4K), both in resolution and proportion. The artist uses many traditional art tools as well as incorporating computer art programs and digital photography.
(Click the image above to run the slideshow.)
“I don’t claim to know why I create what I create, I only create the dream.
I do not interpret the dream.
Interpretation is in the eye of the beholder, the thinker.
I, personally, would never want to ‘interpret out’ the true sense of humor in our hubris.”