Born July 1971, Atlanta, GA. Since 2000, John Waguespack has had numerous exhibitions in the United States. Waguespack was honored as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Fairmont San Francisco in July 2013 where his piece “Novum Aurora” is a part of the hotel’s permanent collection. His acclaimed work has been exhibited at Art Basel Miami both in 2012 and 2013. Waguespack’s artwork has adorned the covers of both San Francisco’s 7×7 magazine and the Nob Hill Gazette.
Waguespack creates abstract, figurative and linear paintings. He has also works in photography using mediums such as glass and aluminum. He is among the 21st Century artists who are strongly influenced by social media and the demands of young collectors, to create art they can relate to.
“An intuitive artist born with an autodidactic virtuosity, John Waguespack gained prominence through a proliferation of diverse artwork in the span of a decade, and since then, he continues to explore a variety of pictorial mediums with discipline and tenacity. His stylistic work reminds me of the New European painter Gerhard Richter, whose photorealistic creations contain essences that are reminiscent of Waguespack’s eclectic mash-ups of our modern visual culture-be it popular media, politics and even the history of art. Both Waguespack and Richter travel in the same wavelength by escaping through the route of modern discourse of their visually passionate journeys.“ – DeWitt Cheng, Art Critic
John Waguespack lives and works in San Francisco, California.