This portfolio contains the photo works – predominantly collages – that make up the installation “Silk Peace Art Road – SPAR # 1-4”. It was shown for the first time at the exhibition Personal Structures – Identities arranged by the European Cultural Centre (ECC) at Palazzo Mora in Venice, May 11-November 24, 2019 in the context of the Venice Biennale 2019.
SPAR # 1-4 has its own menu above, so check out what it is all about there.
This photo-based, multimedia installation on four large panels contained images from China 1983 and 2018, from Burma/Myanmar 1983, Iran 2012-2016, from Somalia 1979, Somaliland 2014, Kazakhstan 2010, Iraq 2003, Venice 2015 and Aleppo, Syria 2016.
These works were printed on canvas, collaged/arranged and painted into the panels and sometimes partly painted over. They are listed here and in the shop because it should be possible to see the original prints and purchase them as individual works.
As usual, they are available on Canson fine art photo paper and canvas too. Each photo and caption below is also a link to the photograph in the shop.
China 1983 and 2018
These were the collages that were selected in the end for the SPAR installation. With some 6000 shots from the 1983 and the 2018 China, it was not easy to select those few.
Other countries on Silk Road – Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) – in the SPAR installation
Available in Oberg PhotoGraphics’ shop
The works in this portfolio plus others – 25 in all – that sit in the SPAR installation can be found and puchased in the shop. There you’ll get all information and be able to enlarge each to see its details.
The next close-up photos are meant to give you an impression of the installation’s paint qualities. They are not for sale.
Close-ups of the installation panels
Finally, some close-up shots of how the printed-on-canvas photos and the abstract painting relate to each other, how the photos are painted – or collaged – into the overall panel and sometimes mix with found objects.
These close-up photos are intentionally a bit over-sharpened to give you an impression of the texture, surfaces and the photography/painting interaction.