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Johan Wahlstrom

Johan Wahlstrom is one of today's most vocal artists, known for his unencumbered critiques of the current social and political landscapes. 

In 1998, Wahlstrom moved to a small village in France where he immersed himself in his painting for seven years, part of the time under the tutelage of the Swedish artist Lennart Nystrom. Wahlstrom's dark narrative centers around the depiction of heads and torsos inspired by handwritten critiques in cryptic prose on scraps of paper that scatter his studio. As always, he is a most acute observer of the human condition. 

He is a fifth-generation artist on his mother’s side. Though art was in his blood, his first foray in creativity was in music. He was a successful keyboardist and singer whose long career crossed paths with the likes of Ian Hunter, Graham Parker, Mick Ronson, and other Scandinavian artists. 

His works have been exhibited since 1998 both domestically and internationally and in good company, alongside such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Gerhard Richter, Santiago Sierra, Erwin Ola, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Jake & Dinos Chapman, and David Salle.

Johan Wahlstrom
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