Category: How is it done?
At La Biennale 2017 The very “different” and moving photography by Dirk Braeckman at the Belgian Pavilion at Giardini. Here a little movie and a link also to his Venice homepage.
This post is updated with new images, latest on October 19, 2017 This “Three-In-One” exhibition opened on the “Night Of Culture” in Lund, September 16 16-22, at Vegagatan 25. Then I did a few new things and changed some of those presented – that’s one of the joys with collages… – and, so, this is also the collection of works that are on show … Read More Déjà Vu, Syria And Multi-Media Photo Collages – The “Three In One” exhibit
A series of five of a bust at the Victoria and Alberg Museum, experimenting with multi-exposure in order to achieve a sense of movement. I mean, how does one make marble sculptures come alive on a rainy Sunday afternoon in London? Additionally, this short video is an example of what I am going to use more often in the future, both here on my … Read More The “Victoria And Albert Multi-Exposure” Series
I opened this exhibition with the subtitle – Photos From Iran, Iraq, Somaliland and Marrakech – on April 3, 2015. It has come about in a quite natural way. I have worked in some countries where Islam is of fundamental importance and so been exposed to the people living there as well as their problems – problems related to conflicts and war. I did fact-finding … Read More Creating “People Of Islam” and why the Iraq War made me a photographer
Nowadays one must have a mission statement up front and any business must have a core concept. And of course people ask me now and then what kind of idea(s) my works are based on. Here is, in a nutshell what I can say: Art and peace are basic to my photo concept and, thus, to my life. Other elements are: • diversity of themes, seeing the big and the … Read More Oberg art photo concept
This post is about the pastiche I’ve made on Johannes Vermeer’s iconic painting from around 1665 of a Girl With A Pearl Earring. There is both an interesting discussion about how it was – perhaps – painted and a movie inspired by the painting. And there is a discussion, of course, about who the girl is, or could have been – nobody seems to know. … Read More Black girl with a pearl earring
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 … Read More Gemini G.E.L. – pionering print makers
A couple of years ago I took this iPhone image (with Hipstamatic app) at the central market square in Basel, Switzerland. I thought the colours around that yellow bucket were so crisp and a joyful and the Hipstamatic app created the frame, yellow to the left and pink to the right in amazing harmony with the flowers. Basel Flowers # 1 © Jan Oberg … Read More Basel Flowers
Took a few days off to explore one of the leading cultural capitals in today’s Europe – on my way to another, Basel, where I teach peace at the World Peace Academy. Once again, I’m taken aback by the intensity of culture and history in Berlin. Not only 600 art galleries but art everywhere, not the least street art. It’s important to experiment and … Read More Berlin by chance and life moments