Johannes Wessmark

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Johannes Wessmark


Johannes Wessmark, who was born in Sweden in 1962, is mostly known for his hyperrealistic figurative paintings of women in water.
He mixes his passion for beauty with his ability to create paintings difficult to distinguish from photographs.
Johannes is an autodidact and has 15 years as an advertising illustrator and 15 years as a painter as his background.
He has also taught hyperrealistic painting in USA, Germany, and Sweden and is often asked to teach his skills.

During his career, he has been working with many well-known art galleries around the world like Arcadia Contemporary, Lotton Gallery, Tangent Contemporary and is currently working with Plus One Gallery in London, Gallery Ton in The Netherlands, DivArt Gallery in Mexico City, and more, and is a member of IGOR – The International Guild of Realism.

Represented / Acquired
European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona
The Count Ibex Collection, Munich
City of Stockholm and Karlstad municipality.
Several private collections in the USA, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, and more

Selected Exhibitions
Plus One Gallery, London. Summer group show - 2021
International Guild of Realism. 14th Annual International Juried Exhibition at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA 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
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 International Guild of Realism show – 2014

Selected Awards
2022 Golden Award at Fiesta ART online competition.
2021 Winner of “Best Figurative” in International Guild of Realism, Spring Salon
2021 Winner of “Best Figure & Portrait” Januar in PleinAir Salon from PleinAir Magazine
2020 Winner of “First Place” December in PleinAir Salon from PleinAir Magazine
2020 Winner of “Best Acrylic” December in PleinAir Salon from PleinAir Magazine
2020 Finalist in International Artist Magazine “Still life”
2020 Winner of “Best metal and chrome” International Guild of Realism Spring Salon
2019 Finalist in International Artist Magasins “Still life”
2013 Finalist in 7th Figurative Painting and Sculpture Competition in Barcelona.
2008 Winner of “Best in Show”, “First place” and “Honorable mention” All Media Art Competition in Howell, USA


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