37 Hyper-realistic Paintings by Johannes Wessmark

Hyper-realistic Paintings by Johannes Wessmark

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Hyper-realistic Paintings by Johannes Wessmark

Johannes Wessmark is a self-taught photo-realist artist working with acrylics and oils. His studio is located in the middle of the Swedish wilderness but he sells his paintings through two major art galleries in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Johannes Wessmark was born in Karlstad in 1962, he lives and works in Nedre Bondestad Old School a few miles north of Karlstad in Sweden.

Education: Self-taught
Background: 15 years as an advertising illustrator.
Style: Hyperrealism
Technique: acrylic and oil on canvas

Gallery collaborations:

  • Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles
  • Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco
  • Riviera Gallery Cannes, France

Books / magazines / published:

  • My own book “The artworks of Johannes Wessmark 2013 – 2016” 2017
  • American Art Collector Magazine 2013, 2015 and 2016
  • International Artist 2014
  • International Dictionary of Artists 2011
  • Artelibre Arte y Libertad 2009, 2012 and 2015
  • My own book “Johannes Wessmark – Photorealist. The paintings and the technique” 2012
  • Article in Airbrush Action Magazine 2012

Represented / Acquired:

  • European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona
  • The Count Ibex Collection, New York
  • Stockholm Stad, Karlstad kommun etc.

Instructor at courses and masterclasses:

  • Airbrush-workshop / photorealism Orlando, Florida 2013
  • Airbrush-workshop in Maxdorf in Germany 2016
  • Airbrush course at some of the high-schools in Karlstad during the 90s and in 20s etc.

Lectures on photorealism:

  • Affordabe Art Fair, Stockholm 2012
  • Gallery Eklund Stockholm 2012
  • Värmlands Museum Karlstad 2012
  • Rotary Sunne 2013
  • Metso Paper Karlstad 2013
  • Aktiva Seniorer, Kristinehamn 2016

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

  • Kils Art-association -2014
  • Gallery Arthouse, Karlstad -2014
  • Gallery Eklund, Stockholm -2012
  • Spånga Art-association, -2010
  • Artspromotion Västerås -2010
  • Artspromotion Eskilstuna -2010
  • Pfizer Art-association Sollentuna -2010
  • Gallery Oscar, Marstrand -2009
  • Tierps Art-association -2009
  • Kils Art-association -2009
  • Gallery Oscar, Marstrand -2008
  • Clarion Hotell Plaza, Karlstad -2008
  • Repslagar-Museet Älvängen -2007
  • Gallery Stjärnfors Kvarn, Uddeholm -2006
  • Sunds Mansion, Säffle -1998
  • Kils Art-association -1996
  • ScanWest Art-association, Kil -1992
  • Art-association Lusten, Forshaga -1991
  • Programator Art-association, Karlstad -1991
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Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • Los Angeles Art Show, Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles 2018
  • Algo mas que realismo…XI. Galería artelibre – Zaragoza, Spain 2017
  • Los Angeles Art Show, 2017 (Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles)
  • Figurative Explorations, Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, 2017
  • 12 By 12 In 12. Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City LA, 2016
  • Water, Water… Everywhere. Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City LA, 2016
  • Huston Art Fair 2016
  • WATER, WATER… EVERYWHERE 2016 (Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles)
  • Los Angeles Art Show, 2016 (Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles)
  • Los Angeles Art Show, 2014 (Lotton Gallery, Chicago)
  • The Robert Lange Gallery in Charleston. 9th annual IGOR show 2014
  • Gallery Seahorse, Nykoping 2013
  • Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel, California -2012
  • Gallery Knud Grothe, Copenhagen -2012
  • ArtHouse Karlstad -2012
  • Värmlands Museum, Karlstad “Shades of reality” -2011
  • National Watercolor Show, Edsviks Konsthall, Sollentuna -2010
  • Spring-exhibition Liljevalchs, Stockholm -2010
  • Gallery Oscar, Marstrand -2009
  • Värmlands Art Association Spring Exhibition, Karlstad -2008
  • All Media Fine Art Exhibit Howell, Michigan -2008
  • Melon Festival Art Show, Howell, Michigan -2008
  • Gallery K, Karlstad -1991 -1994 -1995

Johanness Wessmark has often been called the Thomas Arvid of Sweden. Johannes has perfected the photorealistic portrayal of all things wine, be it corks, bottles, labels, storage units and racks.

His work is shown throughout Europe and North America at such important galleries and shows as:

  • Galleri Backlund,
  • Galleri Sjöhästen,
  • Gallery Eklund,
  • Gallery Knud Grothe,
  • Gallery Nord,
  • Gallery Oscar,
  • Affordable Art Fair,
  • All Media Fine Art Exhibit,
  • Älvängen,
  • ArtHouse Karlstad,
  • Clarion Hotell Plaza,
  • EngGården Gallery,
  • Fowlerville Fair,
  • Frykenstrand Hote,
  • Gothenburg Book Fair,
  • IGOR´s 9th Annual International Juried Exhibition,
  • Jones & Terwilliger Galleries,
  • Karlstad Hospital Gallery,
  • Kil Art-association,
  • Konstfrämjandet Eskilstuna,
  • Konstfrämjandet Karlstad,
  • Konstfrämjandet Västerås,
  • Liljevalchs Konsthall,
  • Los Angeles Artshow,
  • Melon Festival Art Show,
  • National Watercolor Show,
  • No White Walls,
  • Malmö,
  • Pfizer Art Association,
  • Red Wine & Brew Opera House Show,
  • Sillegården,
  • Västra Ämtervik,
  • Spånga Art-association,
  • Speed Art Design,
  • Mariestad,
  • Stjärnfors Grinder Gallery,
  • Sundsbergs Gård, Sunne,
  • Tierps Art-association,
  • Värmlands Artist Association and Värmlands Museum.
  Mamma Andersson Gallery

Influences include Marie Laurencin, Marilyn Minter, Marina Abramovic, Mark Ryden and Markus Lüpertz.

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Johannes Wessmark was born in Karlstad, Sweden in 1962. After working as a celebrated advertising illustrator for 15 years, Johannes realized a dream to be a full-time fine artist in 2006.

Johannes has since become one of the leading photorealist painters in Europe, having works exhibited in the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona and the Count Ibex Collection, participated and placed in countless international competitions, and been included in publications from MEAM Barcelona, and Arte y Libertad IV, Vii and X.

Johannes’ in-demand knowledge of photorealist painting has made his workshops and lectures across Sweden and the United States a valued experience for collectors and peers, and has self-published two books showcasing his specialized photorealist technique and style.

Johannes uses acrylic and oil paint on canvas to create his large-scale paintings of figures interacting with water. On the topic of his subjects, Johannes states, “In my paintings, and especially my figurative motifs, I want to convey a feeling of calm and relaxation. Water is a subject matter that have followed me for many years.

As a child we had a summer-house by the Swedish west coast where we spent many holidays. Positive experiences with water that came to influence me as an artist many years later.”
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Johannes Wessmark was born in Karlstad, Sweden in 1962. After working as a celebrated advertising illustrator for 15 years, Johannes realized a dream to be a full-time fine artist in 2006.

Johannes’ in-demand knowledge of photorealist painting has made his workshops and lectures across Sweden and the United States a valued experience for collectors and peers, and has self-published two books showcasing his specialized photorealist technique and style.

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Johannes uses acrylic and oil paint on canvas to create his large-scale paintings of figures interacting with water. On the topic of his subjects, Johannes states,

“In my paintings, and especially my figurative motifs, I want to convey a feeling of calm and relaxation. Water is a subject matter that have followed me for many years. As a child we had a summer-house by the Swedish west coast where we spent many holidays. Positive experiences with water that came to influence me as an artist many years later.”

Johannes was a member of The International Guild of Realism and The Swedish Artists National Organization, and lives and works as a painter in the Swedish countryside. For the moment he is showing his work at Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles and Metropolitan Gallery in Hamburg.

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