Jan Vincents Johannessen is one of the best multi-artists in Norway. His artistic scope includes paintings, prints, photography, glass art, film, design, books, poetry and music. He is a qualified doctor from the University of Bergen and has a medical doctorate from the University of Oslo. He is a professor of medicine and has written a plethora of scientific articles and books in medicine.
Within music Johannessen has composed numerous songs for Norwegian and international stars. Most notably he wrote the lyrics to the official Olympic song, "Se ilden lyse" and "Fire in Your Heart" recorded by Sissel / Placido Domingo, and "Himmel på jord", recorded by Kurt Nilsen. His most famous book in Norwegian is "Kunsten å leve" (The Art of Living) which is the best-selling non-fiction book in Norway ever.
Jan Vincents Johannessen was Jakob Weidemann’s only student, right from the eighties until Weidemann's death in 2001. Johannessen has had numerous solo exhibitions in Norway and abroad, and his paintings, prints and glass art have adorned a wide range of public and private institutions/hotels.
Johannessen is a very sought-after speaker at home and abroad, and now he is also known as the designer of the glass series GEMINI for Magnor Glassworks.
GEMINI is a collection of three beautiful vases/dishes, designed by renowned doctor and author, Jan Vincents Johannessen. As Jan Vincents Johannessen is himself a Gemini, he designed the vases to have two different (‘twin’) functions. GEMINI is mouth-blown and hand made in sparkling glass by proud glassblowers with extensive experience in the field. The interesting shape can be turned into a vase or a dish, mirroring the dualistic nature of the star sign Gemini. Each one is unique and they carry Jan Vincents Johannessen’s valued signature.
HEAVEN ON EARTH Christmas Baubles are designed by the famous multi-artist Jan Vincents Johannessen. Christmas does something to us all. Not only the day itself, but the advent candles, angels, Christmas trees, stars, Christmas ornaments and Christmas carols that come with it. The well-known Norwegian Christmas song "Himmel På Jord" (Heaven On Earth), written by Jan Vincents Johannessen, is all about this. The same goes for these mouth blown Christmas Baubles covered with stars, angel feathers and snow crystals. These Christmas Baubles make Christmas even more beautiful.