Jan van Wessel (1969) lives and works in Rotterdam, the Nederlands.
After his master's degree in psychology, he gratuated at the Willem de Kooning
Academy in Rotterdam, where he specialized in visual design and photography autonomous.

His central theme is people and their surroundings. He is curious about how
authenticity, identity, beauty and decay relates to one another.
Over the years his work has focused increasingly on his own role
as an individual in society. In previous years primarily limited to photography,
but nowadays he likes to experiment with moving images and audio as a supplement.

Besides his visual work Jan is a graphic designer and musician.
He is a member of artcollective Föhn.