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shoot # 58


Lund, November 24, 2016
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Dear Art Photo Lover

Welcome to shoot # 58
The photo above is a digital gift – a moment of joy or reflection – to you from Oberg PhotoGraphics.
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Konstkvällen i Lund 2016


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
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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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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.

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 # 39

Rouen Cathedral # 4 - 2015 A suite of 10 individual works

Rouen Cathedral # 4 – 2015 © Jan Oberg
A suite of 10 individual works

Lund, January 8, 2016
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Hi dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 39
– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend and “weekbegin”.

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The “Rouen Cathedral Suite 1-10”
Above “Rouen Cathedral # 4” – Digital technology such as Photoshop permits us to experiment with raw image materials in ways that was unthinkable in art photography just a couple of decades ago. It’s fascinating.

What counts, in my view, is the final work’s appearance and what it transmits to the spectator.

For sure, we could not do without the inspiration of those who created magnificent art before us. I like to take inspiration from contemporary classics.

Here’s a project I am really proud of having completed last year: “Rouen Cathedral Suite # 1-10” inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s 1969-series which was based on Claude Monet’s impressionist paintings in the 1890s of that magnificent cathedral. More on the idea and how it was executed on my art blog and watch a new 1:30 min video about it here.


Abstract # 7 – 2015 – Click on it!

The abstract can be in the real, the real can be in abstraction – think Monet! Photography doesn’t have to be documentary, or “realistic”.

It can be a medium for non-figurative explorations of shapes, colours and compositions to the same extent that a brush to a canvas can.

Twelve other abstracts on my homepage.

New editions
Here are some of the 2015 works.

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Shoot # 27

Rouen Cathedral Suite # 1-10 © Jan Oberg 2015

Rouen Cathedral Suite # 1-10 © Jan Oberg 2015

shoot is a digital gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend and “weekbegin.”

The photo above “Rouen Cathedral Suite 6/10” is one of ten of my latest edition – a suite inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s 1969-series based on Claude Monet’s impressionist paintings of the portal of that cathedral in the 1890s.

Having lived since 1969 with Lichtenstein’s series, I thought of applying photographic techniques to Monet’s classical painting. Lichtenstein did it in his “dotted” pop art, screen manner and did not have anything like PhotoShop available at the time.

This suite is about seeing, re-viewing and re-searching an image through the manual application of the new tools of our digital age. I’ve written about the idea and how it was executed here on my art blog.

Online art sales is growing fast but human communication is still number one. If you’d like to acquire a piece – or all – of the Rouen Cathedral Suite or a piece on my homepage, I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The time when we think of giving gifts is rapidly approaching…

Let me remind you of the GlobalArt Magazine where I curate diverse and inspiring stuff. All at your fingertips in one place, articles, photos and videos added almost daily. Just click “follow” there.

My best
Jan Oberg

The Rouen Cathedral Suite

It’s all about seeing, isn’t it?

Having lived with art since I was a child, I’ve always played with the idea of doing photography with reference to the art I cherish. Since 1969, I have looked at Roy Lichtenstein’s 6-piece Cathedral Series from that year which were based on Claude Monet’s Rouen Cathedral paintings in the 1890s.

This is about my latest edition, the Rouen Cathedral Suite #1-10.

Gemini GEL, one of the finest graphic printing houses in the world, printed them. They look like screens, newspaper-like and “pop” where the Cathedral image – with the colours expressing the light as it changes over a day – was hidden under (or in) tons of small round holes.

One has to see them at a 3-4 meters distance to at all see anything but dots. And they were faily big, 122 cm high.

Here is one of them.

And who would not love to have owned one of Claude Monet’s originals? Like this one?

Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral 1895

Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral 1895

So why do I find this fun, interesting and challenging?

I believe that art is as much about seeing as about what you see. Here is an entrance to a cathedral which, thanks to one of art history’s greatest, has become immortalized. I have always loved Roy Lichtenstein’s series, his truly innovative idea, his re-working of classical art and his ways of making us see – as he also does in, say, the Bull Series and Monet’s Haystacks.

In a way he applied filters and reproduced/re-created great pieces adapted to contemporary printing techniques. I stole the basic idea and asked myself: What if I do the same using Photoshop?

So I took down a photo of one of Monet’s original paintings from the Internet and began to play with it. I played with shapes, filters, light, contrast, saturation, colouration/tones, contrasts, sharpening/blurring and I changed things here and there, pixel by pixel so to say. There were many many more than the 10 I finally selected.

You may think it looks like just some haphazard re-production. It isn’t. It’s a carefully processed experimenting with literally hundreds of variables in each of the suite’s ten pieces.

Here is how they appear on the wall in my studio at the time of writing:

In the studio - The Rouen Cathedral Suite # 1-10 @ 2015

In the studio – The Rouen Cathedral Suite # 1-10   @ 2015

To the left you see one of the original Lichtenstein and then my A2 format prints on fine art Canson Edition Etching Rag papers. Lichtenstein cropped the original portal, my picture is a based on the full image of the portal that Monet painted.

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