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Lördag, söndag och därefter – “Abstract Real”


Abstract Bamboo @ Jan Oberg 2016

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Lund, 1 april 2016

Hej !

Två sista dagar – och sedan många andra…

Välkommen till nya mottagare och vänner från sociala medier. Sedan Konstrundan började har många sett “Abstract Real” på Öberg FotoGrafik och tyckt att det är vackra och gåtfulla tryck – fotografi på ett helt annat sätt…

I morgon lördag och söndag den 3 april – Konstrundans sista dagar – har jag öppet 10-18. Det finns ungefär 60 nya verk och åtskilliga andra på papper, canvas och metall – samt en fotoboks-sektion och ett unikt bibliotek med böcker om fred och världssamfundet.

Abstract Washbasin Green – 2016 © Jan Oberg

Jag är nu på Yelp där du kan läsa mer, bättre hitta min adress och recensera utställningen och besöket efteråt. På Yelp-appen finns allt intressant att uppleva i Lund och hela världen. Med den hittar du alltid rätt – i Lund, Nagoya eller Buenos Aires.

Här lite om hur det är att besöka min hemstudio och Skånskans rapport.

Jag tror det är konsten och kreativiteten som är grunden för vår mänsklighet! Vad tror du?

Vänliga hälsningar och på återseende

Jan Öberg

Abstract Real

Here’s a background to my exhibition that will open at Easter 2016, Friday the 25th of March  – “Abstract Real”.

Google “abstract art” and you get this definition by Rudolph Arnheim:

“Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.”

It’s often called nonfigurative and “Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum.”

Further down this excellent Wikipedia entry you read that “Much of the art of earlier cultures – signs and marks on pottery, textiles, and inscriptions and paintings on rock – were simple, geometric and linear forms which might have had a symbolic or decorative purpose.

It is at this level of visual meaning that abstract art communicates. One can enjoy the beauty of Chinese calligraphy or Islamic calligraphy without being able to read it.”


Untitled So Far # 1 © Jan Oberg 2016

Exactly – that’s what I wanted to say too – abstract is a continuum away from re-presentation of the world; it’s about beauty and decoration with no message – except perhaps beauty. It is nothing new and it can depict a reality – but a reality that we don’t “read” concretely and in a broader sense.

So, what about abstraction and photography? Continue reading

Shoot # 45


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Lund, February 21, 2016
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Dear friends

Welcome to shoot # 45

Yes, this is a photograph – Abstract # 9D, 2015 – and it’s a digital gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good Sunday and ‘weekbegin’.
A special welcome to new subscribers and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot and In Memoriam for my friend and mentor Viggo Rivad.

It’s a Photolution
“No other art form is going through so big and fast changes as is photography. We are witnesses to a photographic revolution, a “photolution”.
In this article I give you an overview of its elements, compare with other art trends and outline what this super-dynamic development might mean for the future.

Special collection
This new “Special Collection” has been created with connoisseurs, galleries and collectors in mind. Please enjoy!

Recent editions
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Will wing into your mailbox 2 times a month from now on.

Welcome to my studio
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A good ‘weekbegin’ to you! And remember that the arts help keep us human…

My best
Jan Oberg