Paintings

When I created the Silk Peace Art Road (SPAR) Installation for the 2019 Venice Biennale, I ventured into painting and combining painting with photography.

In early 2020, I added the ten photo and painting Combines as an addition to the SPAR installation and with a view to its – then – planned tour to China and some of the Belt And Road Initiative, BRI, capital cities over 2-3 years.

I’m of course not the first photographer to explore painting – but I have yet to find someone who has done it the way I do it. And lots of painters and other artists have explored photography – think Rauschenberg, Hockney, Richter – and incorporated it into their works.

There are of course differences and distinctions: What is a photography and what is a painting? But I think those borders should be perceived more as streams that mix than as walls.

So, below please find some of my paintings – works in which the photographer has not used photography but only paint and brushes, fingers, spatula, cloth, knives, or whatever. All are painted on plywood.

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“The Couple” – 2020
Acrylic painting on plywood. 60 x 60 cm. Signed on the verso.
“Global Graphite Gray # 1” – 2020
Acrylic painting on plywood. Graphite gray is an acrylic colour used as a coating over other colours
and providing a slightly shiny surface (see detail below). 60 x 60 cm. Signed on the front and the verso.
“Proud Bird” – 2020
Acrylic painting on raw plywood. 60 x 80 cm. Signed on the verso.
“Two Curves” – 2020
Acrylic on plywood. 60 x 60 cm. Signed on the front and verso.
“Moving Inside The Box” – 2020
Acrylic on plywood. 60 x 60 cm. Signed on the front and verso.
“Silver Blues” – 2020
Acrylic painting on plywood. 60 x 80 cm. Signed on the front and verso.
“Return To Sender” – 2020
Acrylic painting on plywood. 60 x 80 cm. Signed on the verso.

These paintings will soon be available in The Shop. Until then, send an inquiry about price or questions you may have to janoberg@mac.com.

This portfolio was created in September 2020.

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