Monthly Archives: September 2016

Konstkvällen i Lund 2016

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Untitled Street Photo (Photo Painting) © Jan Oberg 2016

Lund – 10.oktober 2016

Hej konstfoto-vän

Konstkvällen i Lund 15 oktober

Hos Öberg FotoGrafik är det öppet på Konstkvällen 17-23 på Vegagatan 25
Välkommen till dig och dina vänner eller familj.

Två nya saker…
En är att jag kommer att visa ett antal okonventionella “photo paintings” (se ovan ett ex): Foton som ser ut som oljemålningar.

Foton ifrån Iran – otroligt annorlunda, gästvänligt och kultur-intensivt presenterar jag med hjälp av ett antal små collage där mina bilder berikas av iranska mönster, kalligrafi och symboler:

Iran Collage # 4, 2016 © Jan Oberg

Det blir mycket att se och höra på lördag: Abstrakt fotografik, suddiga bilder av Montenegros majestätiska berg, foton av “döda” skulpturer samt Jesus och Buddha på Victoria & Albert Museum i London som alla fått nytt liv genom mina multi-exponeringar.

Samt två storformat-bilder ur min Rouen Cathedral Suite som inspirerats av Claude Monet (1890-talet) och Roy Lichtensteins serie (1969).

Väldigt blandat och mycket experimentellt! Även om allt är fotografi ser inte allt så ut!

Kulturnatten och Konstkvällen är just det: Vad jag har på gång för tillfället. Läs om utställningen här.

Mini-föredrag med debatt och allt om ny fotoboks-hemsida
17:00-17.30 samt 20:00-20:30 Foto-lution – Fotografins revolutionerande förändring som påverkar allt.

Hela kvällen finns fotografen Kwesi Olsson på plats och presenterar sin nya hemsida för högklassiga fotoböcker skoobotohp.com och visar ett urval.

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“Salång PåGång” – “Goings On” – in my home studio on Cultural Night 2016

Or “Salång PåGång” in Swedish is what I always do at the Cultural Night in Lund, every year on the third Saturday of September.

That’s the day and night of the year when all the inhabitants are on their feet to consume cultural events – and culture is defined extremely broadly, including for all ages, all nationalities and all cultural expressions such as eating…

Since I have to take care of my visitors to my studio, I have not experienced the incredible diversity people tell me about – but I remember it faintly from before I opened my studio space in 2009. It was so exciting – dance, poetry, art, music, performances, happenings, you name it!

Salon “Goings On” literally means that I show what I am working on these days; that evening I have no theme-based exhibition but all kinds of works on the walls, including unfinished ones, experiments, big and small prints, test prints and – well, whatever I am working on these weeks and months.

It’s a peep into my studio and working methods with a lot of “A.P.” – Artist’s Proofs, testprints rather than final limited editions.

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Abstract

This year my visitors will see a couple of A1-sized prints (roughly 90 x 60 cm) – I print everything myself and this is the largest I can do on my printer – of my abstract works; the size means that the incredibly small details will be more visible than the smaller prints I have had on display earlier.

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I’ve written about abstract photography here and there is a video from the exhibition “Abstract Real” here.

 

The Rouen Cathedral – Monet, Lichtenstein and me

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Shoot # 55 – Newsletter from Oberg PhotoGraphics

Lund, September 4, 2016
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Venice Morning 2012 © Jan Oberg

Content  

• Venice: Can it be saved? • Iran • Abstract photography • Victoria & Albert Museum • Landskrona Photo Festival • Instagram • Cultural Night in Lund, Sweden:

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Dear art photography friend

Shall Venice die?

It’s been known for quite some time that Venice in Italy is sinking and being destroyed also by over-tourism: 20 million per year in a city of 56,000 inhabitants whose number has fallen dramatically the last few years.

Many of you may have visited Venezia. Can you imagine it dead? I can’t, but it is a realistic scenario and I’ve written a bit about this tragedy on my art blog inspired by art historian Salvatore Settis’ recent wake-up call in the International New York Times and his new book, If Venice Dies.

I forward modest ideas about what can perhaps be done to stop this slow death, world attention to it being one.

But where is the EU in this? Where is the world beyond the market and profit-making? Venice is about a world heritage, not just Venice or Europe.

The photo above is from that unique city, shot at the best time of the year there, in early January when there are almost no tourists.


Anonymous in Venice © Jan Oberg 2015 – Click

Welcome to shoot # 55
It’s a digital gift and will appear only here and on my homepage, a moment of joy or reflection to you from Oberg PhotoGraphics.

A special welcome to many new subscribers and social media friends. Here is the

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