49 Geary Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
Born 1971 Atlanta, Georgia. Lives and works in San Francisco
“As an artist, I never want to stop experimenting. Every time I do a piece, I want to either add something new or learn something. I think great art can be born in moments of madness, compulsion and impulsiveness. In my day-to-day life, focusing is often a futile exercise. When I’m painting, I can go 24 hours without stopping to eat, drink, or rest because my brain achieves a level of ecstasy in the process that everything else becomes irrelevant. If my studio burned down while I was working, I would probably be the last to know.”
- John Waguespack
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 work has been exhibited at Art Basel Miami both in 2012 and 2013, the LA Art Show and the San Francisco Fine Art Fair. Waguespack’s artwork has adorned the covers of both San Francisco’s 7x7 magazine and the Nob Hill Gazette. Prior to focusing on painting full-time in 2005, Waguespack was the Art Director for a San Francisco based Ad Agency.
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.
John Waguespack lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Deconstruct Reconstruct: The Art of John Waguespack
Our conversation meandered. We spoke about his journey from finance to graphic design and then to painting. We spoke about the "big break" - getting a solo exhibition at a fine art gallery without the requisite CV - no group exhibitions, no art awards, no articles in prestigious art journals, no work in prominent private or public collections....