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Photorealist artist mainly working on commission.
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19 april – 29 sept
Ekerum Arthall, Öland, Sweden

11 – 16 juni
Art-Speed & Design, Karlskoga Motorsportweek, Sweden

12 okt – 1 dec Fall exhibition Värmlands Museum, Karlstad Sweden

November (date is not yet set)
Solo exhibition
Galleri Scandinavia, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Johannes Wessmark is a Swedish photo realist painter who mainly works on commission. His ability to paint anything in an exstraordinary photorealistic manner makes him sought after as a portrait and wedding painter.

Living in the peaceful countryside of Sweden, Wessmark finds inspiration in the beauty of nature. Water is a recurring theme in his compositions, referencing pleasant childhood memories of summers spent on an island. Often portraying peacefully floating figures, his paintings are as contemplative as they are beautifully executed.

Wessmark is an autodidact whose precise attention to detail has won him accolades through out Europe and the United States. Considered one of the foremost European photo-realist painters, he is included in many private and public collections, such as the Count Ibex Collection, the City of Stockholm, Sweden and the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain.

ABOUT ME Image 1

Born: in Karlstad in 1962
Lives and works: in Nedre Bondestad Old School north of Karlstad in Sweden.
Education: Self taught
Background: 15 years as an advertising illustrator.
Style: Hyperrealism
Technique: acrylic and oil on canvas

Current gallery collaborations:
Gallery Scandinavia, Stockholm
Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco
DivArt Gallery, Mexico City

Instructor at courses and masterclasses:
Photorealism / airbrush-workshop / Orlando, Florida 2013
Photorealism / 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:
Aktiva Seniorer, Kristinehamn 2016
Metso Paper Karlstad 2013
Rotary Sunne 2013
Affordabe Art Fair, Stockholm 2012
Gallery Eklund Stockholm 2012
Värmlands Museum Karlstad 2012


Acrylic (both airbrush and traditionel brush) and oil


Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Gallery Ekdahl, Karlstad -2019

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

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Gallery Nord, Örebro – 2019
Ekerum ArtHall, Öland – 2019
Acqua Alta, Tangent Contemporary Art, San Fransisco – 2018
Los Angeles Art Show,  Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles – 2018
Mod Portrait, MEAM Zaragoza + Barcelona – 2018
Algo mas que realismo…XI. Galería artelibre – Zaragoza, Spain  -2017
Los Angeles Art Show, , Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles – 2017
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 – 2016
Los Angeles Art Show, 2016, Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles – 2015
Los Angeles Art Show, Lotton Gallery, Chicago – 2014
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 -1 991, 1994, 1995


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
Several other articles in both international and local magazines.

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