I started writing Oberg’s Photo And Other Art blog in May 2009. It contained a mixture of articles and videos about my own works, exhibitions and thoughts and also about other artists’ creations.
However, from August 2018 that blog deals exclusively with other artists. What I write about my own endeavours is now gathered under my “Selfie” blog – Art Reflections.
The photo on top is from Sean Scully’s wonderful exhibition in Venice in 2019 that I’ve written about.
I see myself not as an art critic but an art recommender. It is pure positive energy to write about those whom I have come across and cherish – past or contemporary masters as well as younger, less-known talents.
Aren’t we all happy when someone pays attention to what we do and perhaps recommend us to others?
Photography is very much about “see what I have seen” – and I regularly see a lot of art. A good text, some images or perhaps a short video can do the same. I enjoy sharing – that’s what social media is about.
Writing and shooting videos about others also helps me to reflect on what I’ve seen, what inspired me and why I was more attracted to some works than others.
Below a small video from the 2017 Venice Biennale of a “wooww” experience I felt when bumping into MacArthur Binion’s fascinating works for the first time. (I like to explore video as an effective way to convey art experiences):
Here is the short post about Binion.