Hyperrealistic Oil Painting on Plexiglas

Susanne Wehmer, hyperrealistic painting, Self Portrait

Self Portrait, Oil/plexiglas, 100×100 cm, 2011

Born in Bad Urach (Germany) in 1973, she lives and works in Barcelona (Spain).

Diploma in Fine Arts by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Master’s Degree in Creation of Videogames, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Susanne Wehmer works at an international level with galleries such as Siboney (Santander, Spain), Ferrán Cano (Barcelona/Palma de Mallorca), or T40 (Düsseldorf). She participated with her hyperrealistic painting in Art Fairs such as ARCO (Madrid), Art Lisboa, Art Cologne, Art Karlsruhe, Miami Bridge Art Fair, Scoop New York and more.

Susanne Wehmer’s pictorial universe comes from our modern society’s contemporary daily environment. From this starting point she creates her own personal visions through computer graphics, photomontages or superpositions. She uses industrial supports like plexiglas or aluminium, but produces her paintings using the elaborate techniques of traditional realistic oil painting, obtaining through this process smooth and shiny surfaces.

Susanne Wehmer, hyperrealistic painting, Arco 2004

Arco 2004, assembly of 8 paintings of 50×75 cm each, Oil/plexiglás (booth of the gallery Siboney, Santander)

“… ice cream balls, japanese commercials, plastics and vinyls, aircraft meals… and the sparkling images of the actual synthetic life make up the references which Susanne Wehmer traduces to painting. A devoted declaration of love to imaginary Internet worlds and modern exotic icons. You’ll have to see to believe.” (Joaquín Peña-Toro).

1994-98  Diploma in Fine Arts, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2004/05  Master’s Degree in Creation of Videogames, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
2004/05  Classes in Pattern Designing and Dressmaking, Escola Don-na, Barcelona

Solo Exhibitions

2011  Galería Ferrán Cano, Barcelona
2007 Galería Ferrán Cano, Palma de Mallorca
Galerie T40, Düsseldorf, Germany (with Thomas Sturm)
2006  “Some of Too Much”, Galería T40, Düsseldorf
2005 “Picture Files”, Galería Siboney, Santander
2004 “All Asian TGP”, Espai 0, Fundació “la Caixa”, Tarragona
2003  Galería Siboney (with Berta Jayo and Abilio Lope)
Galería Jesús Puerto, Granada (catalogue)
2002  “Terciopelo Escandaloso”, Galería Laberinto, Granada
2000  “Aires Contemporáneos”, Galería Amasté, Bilbao
1999  “This is an invitation to bliss”, Espace Commines, París and Club
“De Sade”, Milano
1998  Galérie Sacha Tarassoff, Paris
“Vainilla Fresa”, Casa de Cultura, Córdoba (Mexico)

Susanne Wehmer, pintura hiperrealista, Sweet Paintings #9
de la serie “Sweet Paintings”, óleo/metacrilato, 37×50 cm, 2010