Stockholm, b.1959

Johan Wahlström

Johan Wahlström, is one of today’s artists who is making a conscious effort to describe the social political landscape of our contemporary world. He is a fifth - generation artist on his mother’s side. Though art was in his blood, his first creative direction was rock and roll, where he had a successful and long career as a keyboardist and singer, touring with Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Mick Ronson and many Scandinavian artists. After 18 years, the rock and roll life caught up with him. Wahlström moved to a small village in France where he did nothing but paint for seven years, part of that time under the tutelage of Swedish artist, Lennart Nystrom.

Wahlström lives and works in Jersey City, NJ, USA. His works has been exhibited since 1998...

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Biography

Johan Wahlström, is one of today’s artists who is making a conscious effort to describe the social political landscape of our contemporary world. He is a fifth - generation artist on his mother’s side. Though art was in his blood, his first creative direction was rock and roll, where he had a successful and long career as a keyboardist and singer, touring with Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Mick Ronson and many Scandinavian artists. After 18 years, the rock and roll life caught up with him. Wahlström moved to a small village in France where he did nothing but paint for seven years, part of that time under the tutelage of Swedish artist, Lennart Nystrom.

Wahlström lives and works in Jersey City, NJ, USA. His works has been exhibited since 1998 across Europe and USA in solo shows and group shows with artists like Gerhard Richter, Santiago Sierra, Erwin Olaf, Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jake & Dinos Chapman, David Salle, and Andy Warhol.

Artworks

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Selfie No.4 (Steve Cohen), 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Canvas / Contemporary European Art / Contemporary Social Phenomenon / Contemporary Swedish Art / European Art / Face/Body (Human Figures) / Inspired by Popular Culture / Nordic Art / Popular Culture Icons / Portrait Painting / Socio-political Issues / Soft and Meticulous Brushstrokes / Swedish Art / Versatile Talents

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    From Warhol to Wahlstrom: From 60s Celebrity to Today’s Social Media, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY (Duo Exhibition)

  • Hidden Figures, Es Arte Gallery, San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain

  • Collisions, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Variations in Line, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Marbella Art Fair, Marbella, Spain

  • Collection David H. Broillet Geneve: 40 ans de collection et un film documentaire de 60min, Foundation Fernet-Branca Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis/Alsace, France

Collections

  • Macura Museum, Serbia

  • Swedish Finn Historical Society, USA

  • Doron Klinghofer, AMBA, London, UK

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    From Warhol to Wahlstrom: From 60s Celebrity to Today’s Social Media, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY (Duo Exhibition)

  • Hidden Figures, Es Arte Gallery, San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain

  • Collisions, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY

  • No Rules, Gallery Ramsfjord, Oslo, Norway

  • 2018

    From Warhol to Wahlstrom: From 60s Celebrity to Today’s Social Media, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY (Duo Exhibition)

  • Life Is Good, Georges Bergés Gallery, New York, NY

  • Hidden Figures, Es Arte Gallery, Spain

  • 2017

    House of Lies, Gallery Ekvall-Tornblom, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities, Atkinson Fine Art, Illinois

  • Distorted Happiness, Georges Bergés Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    House of Lies, Gallery Ekvall-Tornblom, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Solo Exhibition, Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA

  • "Let The Bidding Begin"/"Pay Per Inch", performance, White Box, New York, NY

  • 2015

    House of Lies, Gallery Ekvall-Tornblom, Stockholm, Sweden

  • House of Lies, Van Der Place Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Solo exhibition, Galleri Ronnqvist & Ronnqvist, Malmo, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Variations in Line, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Marbella Art Fair, Marbella, Spain

  • Collection David H. Broillet Geneve: 40 ans de collection et un film documentaire de 60min, Foundation Fernet-Branca Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis/Alsace, France

  • Scandinavian Artists curated by Galleri Ramfjord, Vertical Galley, Chicago

  • Mark Me Group Drawing Show, Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, NY

  • Realistic Abstraction Group Show, Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada

  • Contemporary Istanbul, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2017

    Existential, Georges Bergés Gallery, New York, NY

  • Red, Black & Blue, Gallery 128, New York, NY

  • Political, Poetical, Petra Lossen Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2016

    London Art Fair, Knight & Webb Gallery, London, UK

  • MakeAmericaGreatAgain, White Box, New York, NY

  • Forever, BuBox, Kortrijk, Belgium

  • Read My Lips, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, Holland

  • Group Exhibition, Georges Bergés Gallery, New York, NY

  • 60 Americans, MakeShift Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Act of Sedition, White Box, New York, NY

  • 2015

    Group Exhibition, Centre Cultural Can Gruart, Girona, Spain

  • Group Exhibition, Coohaus Art Mora, New York, NY

  • Kiss, Gallery Different, London, UK

  • Arte Cremona Art Fair, Genova, Italy

  • Human Rights, FONDAZIONE OPERA CAMPANA DEI CADUTI, Trento, Italy

  • RKG Fourth Anniversary, Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto

  • Artist In Residency at Eileen S Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF), MANA Contemporary Jersey City, NJ

Collections

  • Macura Museum, Serbia

  • Swedish Finn Historical Society, USA

  • Doron Klinghofer, AMBA, London, UK

  • David Brolliet Collection, Switzerland

  • Marie Taittinger Collection, Belgium/France

  • Eileen S Kaminsky Family Foundation, USA

  • Mana Contemporary Collection, USA

  • Fondazione Opera Campanda dei Caduti, Italy

  • Spazio-Tempo Collection, Italy

  • Bell of Peace Foundation, Italy