Monthly Archives: July 2013

On Pinterest

Here is my new Pinterest profile. I’ve posted some ‘boards’ with my own photographs, since I want to reach out to potential customers there – 80% of whom are women by the way. In the very near future, I’ll begin to “pin” images, text and videos that I like – all around the issue of art in general and photography, of course, in particular.
Perhaps you on Pinterest already? Perhaps you’d like to be there when you see its richness and potentials? If so, let’s pin…!



New homepage section: Recent editions

If you are a frequent visitor to my photo homepage, you may find it time consuming to go through all the 19 different image categories and try to figure out whether I have posted a new photograph in one of them since you last visited it.

Building Site © Jan Oberg 2013

Building Site © Jan Oberg 2013

So today I have created a new section called “Recent Editions”.  It is the last under “Galleries” but the one under the large front page picture. The pictures here are also posted in their relevant gallery (on the top), but from now on you can see the newest 10-15 images at the tip of you finger and in one place.

However, that does not mean of course that you should not also experience the content of the 19 basic categories…


July Update…

Dear Art Photo Friend

I hope you are well there in the summertime and that I am not bothering you (too often).

• Happy to share three new images for your preview…


Pavement – Surfaces Series 2013 © Jan Oberg

• Future exhibitions with a theme at my studio will be reduced to a couple per year. My exhibition are now ongoing and ever-changing on my photo homepage – where you can browse and purchase works directly online. Continue reading

In Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museum, Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst and all that…

The Astrup Fearnley Museum is situated in the Tjuvholmen area in the Oslo harbour. It is an exciting, creative new area of development which used to be a shipbuilding site and an old prison. Now it’s restaurants, luxurious apartments, cozy small squares and lots of diverse, creative architecture.


The museum © Jan Oberg 2013

When you walk away from the anything-but-elegant City Hall and head for the Oslo Fjord, you have boats on your left hand side and those new buildings on your right; just keep walking and you cannot miss this private museum the architecture of which reminds you are a huge sail over a broad low boat. One part of this true masterpiece is the permanent collection with works of many contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Thomas Struth, Nan Golding, Jeff Koons, etc. – and the second part is devoted to changing exhibitions. At the time i visited in late June 2013, Cindy Sherman’s art photography.

I must admit at the outset that I have never been an admirer of her works. Continue reading

Gemini G.E.L. – pionering print makers

For about 40 years I’ve followed the production of one of the world’s finest contemporary art printers – Gemini G.E. L. at Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. My father, F. W. Oberg (1913-1981) who founded gallery Ars Studeo in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark, in the mid-1960s and was a keen long-time art collector bought many prints from Gemini G.E.L. – which means Graphic Editions Limited.

With six years only in school, he wasn’t good enough at writing English to artists, galleries and printers around the world; he asked me to work for him as his secretary and in that way I financed a large part of my studies. Continue reading