Shoot # 49 – Photo gift and London

 

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“Abstract (Yellow Chair)” – 2016

Lund, April 17, 2016
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Dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 49

The above photo, “Abstract (Yellow Chair) 2016” is a digital gift from Oberg PhotoGraphics to you – a moment of contemplation or beauty with which I wish you a good Sunday and ‘weekbegin’.

A special welcome to new subscribers, visitors and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot that you didn’t get.

London – where the photo action is…
Photography is the art form in most rapid development. You see it at auctions, museums, specialised galleries, art books and in the whole way digitalisation and sharing has changed virtually everything. Cities like Marrakesh and Swedish Landskrona invest to profile themselves at photographic centres in the future. It’s fascinating, inspiring and I am happy to have embarked on art photography at this time.

In May it’s London! There is Photo London at Somerset House, May 19-22 where 80 of the world’s lading photo galleries exhibit. It’s Photographers’ Gallery with Deutsche Börse prize winners, Stephen Gill and more. It’s Tate Modern with Performing for the Camera.

And here The Telegraph tells you about the best photography exhibitions this year in London. If this is is not enough, here are ten photo galleries.

I’ll be there and report on my blog in May. Anybody going too in May?

What is shoot about?
It’s about getting access to the online GlobalArt magazine. I need to gather inspiring stuff somewhere; when I share it anyone who clicks will find something that inspires their lives or business too.

It’s sharing of art for cultural bridgebuilding and civilisation – the opposite of war and bombing. And it’s news about a photo and other art blog.


“Myrothko # 15” © Jan Oberg 2016

shoot is about an online exhibition space. Some spend as much time there as they would in a gallery – many and different categories, photos you can enlarge. Important for anyone living far from Sweden and mad possible thanks to modern technology.

Exhibition “Abstract Real” on into May
Visitors tell me that my studio is more like a home than a cool, commercial gallery where it is all about selling. You can watch photos, read books and discuss art and global affairs with me. By appointment only – but anytime; and I am present to care for each visitor.

Photography that is non-figurative, doesn’t re-present something out there. Some words about it on my blogHave a sneak peek here of some of the works that are on show. You are always welcome – just call first!

Remember
– that it’s the arts that help us remain human…

My best
Jan Oberg

Shoot # 48 – The joy of sharing the joy of art

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Palazzo Curtain – 2015 © Jan Oberg

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Lund, April 2, 2016
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Dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 48

The above photo, “Palazzo Curtain” is a digital gift from Oberg Photographics to you – a moment of contemplation or beauty with which I wish you a good weekend.

A special welcome to new subscribers, visitors and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot that you didn’t get.

The beauty of sharing
I create shoot because I want to share some of the joys that art gives me. Social media is about being social, not self-promoting. I believe that art and entrepreneurship that aims at helping people live better lives is where creativity is found today. Not in politics.

What is shoot about?
You get access to the online GlobalArt magazine. I need to gather inspiring stuff somewhere; by sharing it anyone who clicks will find something that inspires their lives or business too.

One artist among many I feature there is Iranian-born Bijan Daneshmand and his incredibly beautiful paintings and his gallery Janet Rady Fine Art in London whose focus is the Middle East.

It’s sharing and art for cultural bridgebuilding and civilisation – the opposite of war and bombing.

I write a photo and other art blog partly to clarify things for myself and explain things to people who ask and many tell me it’s educational – which makes me, also a teacher, happy.


“Abstract Vision # 5” © Jan Oberg 2016

And what is a homepage? It’s an online exhibition space. Some spend as much time there as they would in a gallery – many and different categories, photos you can enlarge. Important for anyone living far from Sweden and possible thanks to modern technology.

Visitors tell me that my studio is more like a home than a cool, commercial gallery where it is all about selling. You can watch photos, read books and discuss art and global affairs with me. By appointment only – but anytime; and I am present to care for each visitor.

Exhibition “Abstract Real” on into April
Photography that is non-figurative, doesn’t re-present something out there. Some words about it on my blogHave a sneak peek here of some of the works that are on show.

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Will wing into your mailbox 2 times a month from now on.
A good ‘weekbegin’ to you!
And remember that it’s the arts that help us remain human…

My best
Jan Oberg

Lördag, söndag och därefter – “Abstract Real”

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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” Injudan 2

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“Snow” Series – från utställningen “Abstract Real” – mars-april 2016

Lund, 27 mars 2016

Hej vän!

Tredje dagen…

“Abstract Real” på Öberg FotoGrafik är inne på tredje dagen. Välkommen till nya mottagare och vänner från sociala medier. Det hela bara växer för tillfället. Här en trevlig artikel i Skånska Dagbladet. Online galleri här.

Jag håller samma tider som Påskrundan fram t o m 3:e april: lör, sön och helgdagar kl 10–18, vardagar kl 13–17. Därefter bara enligt överenskommelse.

Ovan serien “Snow” exklusiva inkjetprints på franska Canson fine art papers. “Abstract Real” experimenterar med färg, form och komposition. På avstånd ser det enkelt ut – nära på en otrolig rikdom av färg och pixel-bitar. Inspiration ifrån bl a iranska non-figurativa mönster.

Och här något lite annorlunda – “Homage to Arne Jakobsen” – bland nästan 60 nya tryck, som du får se.

shOOt kommer snart…
Nyhetsbrevet med online konstmagasinet “GlobalArt” kommer flygande in i din inbox 2 gånger per månad – och med den uppskattade foto-presenten för en stunds meditation.

Och kom ihåg att det är konsten och kreativiteten som är grunden för vår mänsklighet.

Vänliga hälsningar
Jan Öberg

“Han tränger ner i pixlarna”

Öppnade min utställning “Abstract Real” idag – samtidigt med Konstrundan 2016.

Skånska Dagbladets Håkan Jacobsson har skrivit en fin artikel om mina nya verk – och fotograferat.

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Foto Håkan Jacobsson, Skånska Dagbladet

Här har du Facebook event. Och här några av utställningens bilder ifrån min fotohemsida.

Shoot # 47

 

Lund, March 19, 2016
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Dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 47

The above photo a digital gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation or smile with which I wish you a good weekend.
I thought it was time to solve one of art history’s enigmas: Why that scream, Mr. Munch?

A special welcome to new subscribers and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot that you didn’t get.

All those images of war and violence…
Have you ever thought of why violence and negative stories dominate our media – and, thus, our image of the world?
I’ve always had problems with the very prestigious photojournalist contest World Press Photo and I have written a small piece about it on my blog.

It must be possible to take pictures of other aspects of our world. It simply isn’t true that all news are bad news. If so, people will lose hope. I’d be happy to hear what you think!

Exhibition “Abstract Real”
Opens this coming Friday the 25th at 10:00! Welcome! Till April 3, open like the Swedish Konstrundan – Easter Art Round – with hundreds of exhibitions all over southern Sweden. Mine promises to be one of the more weird: Photography that is non-figurative.
To find out what I am doing – – I’ve written about it on my art and other photo blog.

See the Facebook event where you may tell that you are interested and where you can invite your friends to my studio. But you don’t have to, of course. Have a sneak peek here of some of the works that may – or may not:-) – be on show.

“Global Art”
Just to remind you of the online magazine I curate, flipping glimpses from the contemporary art world…

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Will wing into your mailbox 2 times a month from now on.
A good ‘weekbegin’ to you!
And remember that it’s the arts that help us remain human…

My best
Jan Oberg

Why so much violence in press photos?

Every year World Press Photo announces the best media photography during the year, based on thousands of submitted photos from all around the world.

Indeed these photos can be deeply moving and say a lot about our world; they are technically superb and often examples of the magic of being there at the right place at the right moment.

Undoubtedly, the photographer has, in many cases, taken personal safety risks.

I have often said that we should be grateful to photographers and other media people who are willing to risk their lives to bring us impressions from dangerous places. They hold up world history in front of our eyes and compel us to think of what it is we humans do – are able to do – to each other and to Nature.

All fine and good, indeed impressive. Visit the homepage of World Press Photo and you’ll be convinced that this is a high-quality, very elaborate and experienced endeavour, begun in 1955.

When you are there and browse the 2015 images that won you will also see that an overwhelming percentage are variations on one theme – negative, violence, suffering, victims, destruction, inequality, catastrophe.

Yes, there are exceptions and a smiling human here and there. And, yes, there is the truly interesting “different” Japanese photojournalist, Katsuma Obara. His focus is Continue reading