Johannes Wewetzer is a young printmaker from Berlin.
He is interested in the grace of the human form. In his series "Rituals" he approaches the physical nature of man. Bodies, lost in space on their search for meaning.
Intimacy is fundamental to our life but for many people, it is something they want to avoid, or they’ll try to avoid the emotions associated with it. Repetitive behavior, rituals, are the basis of a meaningful life for many.
Johannes Wewetzer’s work is based on classical ideas of aesthetics, but his models come from the Berlin pornography, rope, and alternative scene.
Beauty is a central theme in his work.
Wewetzer’s pictures are produced by screen printing or as a traditional wet print. At the same time he’s also using digital methods.
He is influenced by artists such as Daisuke Yokota and Bill Henson, as well as his friends Jeff Cowen and Jeffrey James.
As a former pharmacy student and Ostkreuz-student in self-chosen exile, Joe is constantly looking for new ways to make fresh and original works, experimenting with self-mixed chemicals and darkroom processes.
17.10. - 02.12. 2016
"Pixel in Pigmenten" with Wolfgang Petrick and Ricoh Gerbl among others at Kunstwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin
31.03 - 01.04 2017
Pop-up Exhibition together with Joseph Benyamin Reich at Berghain Halle, Berlin
01.04. - 22.04. 2017
"ikea relationships" together with Anarella Martinez and Irene Cruz at Die Bäckerei, Innsbruck, Austria
13.04. - 11.05. 2017
"still" with Setareh Alipour at Noize Fabrik, Berlin
02.06. - 07.07. 2017
"Catalyst" with Takuma Hiramatsu at Serigraffeur, Berlin
08.07. - 22.07. 2017
"Anomalie presents: Wewetzer, Kimbo, Serigraffeur" at Anomalie, Berlin
13.01. - 03.02. 2018
"Eigenleben" together with Marcin Plonka, Joseph Benyamin Reich, Esa Ylijaasko, Martina Cirese, Matt Martin and Thomas Gosset at Neurotitan, Berlin
10.03. - 29.04.2018
"Jenseits der Perfektionsfalle" together with Marcin Plonka, Joseph Benyamin Reich, Esa Ylijaasko and Thomas Gosset at Werkstattgalerie, Berlin
06.07. – 30.08.2018
“Die Menge des Lichts bestimmt den Grad der Schwärzung” among others with Benyamin Reich and Ricoh Gerbl at Kunstwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin
01.11. - 14.11.2018
“Versprechungen” together with Milena Zara and Jeffrey James at Garten114, Berlin
28.12.2018 - 01.11.2019
“me:tropolis” pop-up exhibition with Thomas Nitz, Marcin Plonka and Jeffrey James at Garten114, Berlin
15.03. - 30.05.2019
“schwarze Kunst - auch bunt” group show at Kunstwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin
28.06. - 24.08.2019
“Schönheit gegen Gewalt” together with Klaus Vogelgesang, Rudolf zur Lippe, Benyamin Reich at Werkstattgalerie, Berlin