Monthly Archives: June 2015

Shoot # 14

Lund, Sweden, June 28, 2015

“Couple With Clive Head” – In front of Clive Head’s ‘Thinking About Georges Braque’ 2013
© Jan Oberg 2015

I shoot out a single photo to you as a digital gift – a moment of meditation – and wish you a good Sunday and weekbegin.

What happens when we go to exhibitions? Much more than just looking at some art works.

Exhibtions are landscapes with pictures as scenaries in front of which spectators act and interact in particular ways. Many see art through their smart phones more than through their eyes.

They move in and out of art spaces and create ever-changing situations. Many come merely to be seen.

Can pictures of these art-ificial settings become art beyond documentation?

I explore that in some sketch-like photos I’ve uploaded to my Pinterest place under the headline  “Pictures At An Exhibition” (much else to see there).

Great artists like Eric Fischl, Thomas Struth and David Hockney have been interested in this perspective too.

Finally, don’t miss lots of new stuff about photography and other contemporary art around the world at the new GlobalArt Magazine which I curate. Welcome to follow it.

My best
Jan Oberg

PS Thanks for all encouraging comments to and sharing these “Shoots”

Shoot # 13

Lunch at Art Basel 2015 © Jan Oberg

Lunch at Art Basel 2015 © Jan Oberg

Basel, Switzerland, June 21, 2015

I shoot out a single photo to you as a digital gift – a moment of meditation – and wish you a good Sunday and weekbegin.

Yesterday, I took this picture of a couple about to have lunch at Art Basel – the world’s largest art fair with almost 300 galleries from around the world each exhibiting their 10-15 best works.

Every artistic medium is represented: paintings, prints, sculpture, installations, video, multiples, photography etc. Overwhelmingly diverse – and commercial. In a week, art is sold for about US$ 3 billion! That said, there is no other place where so much brilliant contemporary art comes together.

All over town there are other events such as the much less elitist SCOPE and, for the first time, Photo Basel. Will share my impressions and pictures soon.

Meanwhile, take a look at the new GlobalArt Magazine which I curate.

My best
Jan Oberg

PS Thanks for all encouraging comments to and sharing of my “Shoot” mails.

Shoot # 12

Finding The Way - Oreby Castle 2008 © Jan Oberg

Finding The Way – Oreby Castle 2008 © Jan Oberg

Lund, Sweden – June 13, 2015

I shoot out a single photo to you as a digital gift – a moment of meditation – and wish you a good weekend and weekbegin.

This one – “Finding The Way” – is from Oreby Castle in Denmark.

And take a look at the new GlobalArt Magazine which I curate.

The largest art fair – Art Basel – is coming up in about 10 days. I’ll be there and tell you more.

My best
Jan Oberg

Shoot # 11

Albir Beach, Spain - 2010 © Jan Oberg

Albir Beach, Spain – 2010  © Jan Oberg

Lund, Sweden – June 7, 2015 I shoot out a single photo to you as a digital gift – a moment of meditation – and wish you a good weekend and weekbegin. This one is a collage with elements from the Albir Beach in Spain. And take a look at the new GlobalArt Magazine which I curate. The largest art fair – Art Basel – is coming up in about 10 days. I’ll be there and tell you more. My exhibiton “People Of Islam” is still on my studio walls – always open but by appointment only. Here a little on how the war on Iraq made me go for photography. My best Jan Oberg PS With each “Shoot” I get more wonderful comments to my images. Thanks – and my gratitude also to those who share them!