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"Silk Peace Art Road" SPAR

- working to get my SPAR installation from the Biennale in Venice 2019 travel around China and back to Europe along the new Silk Road...

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Lund, Sweden – January 28, 2022

The photo on top is an excerpt from “Ina #1.” It is one of many in my new exhibition “No Style Is A Style. PhotoGraphics Unfinished” which opened on September 17, 2022 (see more below).

Photographer Oberg has been silent for quite a while now because Peace Researcher Oberg has written and spoken quite a lot at The Transnational Foundation, at my online home and blog and at my “Worldmoires” book. Everything has its time.

The NATO-Russia conflict playing out so tragically on Ukraine’s territory has consumed me completely – articles, comments, videos, zoom, lectures, emails, social media, and interviews. During the summer I wrote the “TFF Abolish NATO Catalogue,” and I have also begun writing and being interviewed quite frequently in leading media in China.

The present exhibition

The 27th exhibition is “No Style Is A Style. Photographics Unfinished.” Visit it online here.

It opened at Kulturnatten – Cultural Night – in Lund, Sweden, on September 17, 2022. Then some new works were added and others taken down for the Konsthelgen – Art Weekend – on October 15 and 16. Open for the public until December 18. But by appointment only on +46 (0)738 52 52 00.

It is certainly not a coherent exhibition but trials and errors with ideas, materials, mixed media and printing – such as works produced by a car, works with images of yourself, works that are new versions of oldies, some acrylic paintings and more … while I wait to get my Silk Peace Art Road, SPAR, multi-media installation from the Venice Biennale shown in China …

Read about it here.

New works and new olds

I’ve created some new prints and portfolios and revised existing ones. The new ones contain photos from Venice, China, “Combines” with photography and acrylic paint and, finally, acrylic painting with no photography. All are to be found under “Portfolios” and “Shops” above.

Thanks to the incredible development of both printers and Photoshop over the last 5-10 years, I feel a need to rework some of my earlier works. I am far from a techno-perfectionist, but if technology permits me to add quality, I go for it because I want to give my visitors, viewers and buyers the best I can.

As these new works emerge, they’ll be shown below in the “New Works Online Show.”

SPAR to China

For more than two years now, I am working on getting my SPAR – Silk Peace Art Road – Installation that was shown in Venice during the 2019 Biennale – to travel to and around China. I feel I shall one day succeed, but due to the Corona pandemic and the lockdowns in China, I think it won’t happen before 2023. The SPAR installation is still stored in Venice…

Online shows

The Corona and other factors compelled us all to re-think how we exhibit and view art works. In addition, I want to reach out to people who can’t visit my studio here in Lund. You can now get a sense somewhat similar to walking from one work to the next that hangs on a concrete wall. This technology works but may take a little to load. You do not need to register or pay anything.

Experience my first two online exhibitions here.


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Writings A life in peace and art and the Venice Biennale 2022

From time to time, I am writing on my online book “Goodbye Peace – Worldmoires Into A Peaceful Future”. It’s not me-moires but world-moires about how I have engaged in international affairs and also how my life and peace research work is related to my lifelong passion for contemporary art and my art photographics works today. If you’re interested, you may follow and comment on it while in the making and receive a note every time a new chapter has been published.

When I can find the time, I like to write scattered notes about art I see – to share positive energy but also because writing clarifies your mind and heart. It used to be a separate blog, but these writings are now available in the “Other Art Blog” under the Blog menu here.

The latest articles were published on December 5, 2022 – two long ones on the Venice Biennale 2022 – Part 1 and Part 2. And after that, you may like to browse my art photos from Venice.

My writings about my own works are still here.

Now browse to your heart’s desire.


New works online show

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This is a real home

Me, Jan Oberg

Established in May 2009, Oberg PhotoGraphics is about experimental art photograph based on my photographics concept. Here some reflections on those years.

This is a real art home, not just a shop (but it’s fine if you buy). I care about giving you background stories, ideas and explanations – and relevant stuff under each menu above.

I want you to feel enriched from the moment you enter. And we always see more in an image if we know something about its context.

I struggle to make your online visit both easy and rewarding – so give us both a little time!

The Corona forces us to live and see art more online, but I have always worked with an international and not only a local audience. I hope, therefore, to give you a really good experience as close to the personal encounter as possible.


An author and photographer:

“I went through more of your photos this morning. They are incredibly striking, and give an amazing sense of place, and a feeling of being there in the moment. I’ve never seen anything quite like them. I cannot account for why that is, but something about them translates very freely between them and I.”

European theologist, expert in the Middle East and inter-cultural dialogue:

Dear Jan, 
discovering you as an artist 
not a surprise 
since great humans 
like for instance

einstein, planck, 
heisenberg, dürr, 
c.f. von weizsäcker, 
were also musicians, 
erwin schrödinger 
wrote poetry. 

A leading intellectual in the Balkans:

Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Idiot: “Beauty will save the world.” And Jan Oberg will help…

Many thanks. I am humbled and happy. I hope you’ll feel something too when exploring.

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I shall always be grateful for your comments and ideas – and questions you may have. Much will be answered when you explore what’s under the menus on top…


A short video of my works from China 1983 and 2018 and from other countries…all parts of my Silk Peace Art Road (SPAR) Installation that I hope to show in China in 2023 when it has opened up again.

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