The market for computer-generated images is a crowded one, but few artists have mastered the art of absolute photorealism as Johannes Lindqvist, making him a leader in a rarefied industry. His images are not only indistinguishable from reality, they are also marked by an inimitable style. His velvety CGI doesn’t feel digital but emotional, analogue and alive. Like any top photographer, his main tool is his eye.
For more than a decade, Johannes has worked with some of Sweden’s largest companies and its most famous designers to develop marketing imagery, produce memorable interior and product visuals, and generally make visible that which doesn’t exist.
As a renowned artist and avid experimenter, Johannes has been an active participant in the professional conversation around visualization and virtual photography. He has held keynote speeches at D2 Conferences in Vienna, State of Art Academy Day in Venice, and Architectural Visualization Days in Gothenburg.
Trained as an in-house artist at IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer and a pioneer of digital catalogue imagery, Johannes now runs Illusive Images, his studio, with fellow founder Daniel Reuterswärd while developing new surface scanning techniques with Texture Supply. His clients are located around the world, with a focus on Sweden and the US.
When not sitting at his computer or meeting with clients face-to-face, as he prefers, Johannes can generally be found jetting around the world, a camera in hand, looking for the perfect frame.
- Bertrand Benoit.
Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Art.