Collection: Morten Løberg

Collection: Morten Løberg

Morten Løberg is a renowned art photographer in Norway who has been active in photographic art since the 1970s, and he has mainly worked with black and white photography. A few years ago he started experimenting with pinhole cameras, where the image is formed by a small hole instead of a lens. This technique often requires long exposure times and results in timeless images where all movement is blurred. Løberg's "pinhole" pictures take us back to the primeval days of photography and utilize the most primitive technique in photography. The result is a series of poetic landscape pictures that have a distinctive and timeless atmosphere with soft tones and contrasts, according to art critic Lars Elton. DAIDDA is very excited to be able to show more of Løberg's pictures, including some of his best-known works. His style is minimalist with concrete motifs and often uses black and white as a medium. Morten M. Løberg is a member of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK), Visual Artists Oslo and Akershus (BOA), Free Photographers Association (FFF), and BONO. He is a trained photographer and a self-taught artist. In addition to his artistic practice, he has held various roles and positions within the art community, including secretary of the Association of Free Photographers and chairman of the same organisation. He has also been permanently associated with Dagbladet as a photo reviewer from 1981 to 1996. Morten M. Løberg has had a number of solo exhibitions and has participated in several group exhibitions. Among his solo exhibitions are exhibitions at Galleri Hamar kulturhus (2020), Asker art association with the retrospective exhibition "I Am Standing Here To See" (2020), Qvale Gallery in Oslo (2017), Fototeca de Cuba in Havana (2016/17), Gallery Svalbard in Longyearbyen (2012/13), Fotografiens Hus in Oslo (2009), and many more. He has also participated in group exhibitions such as "Exposed" at Henie Onstad Art Center (2021), "Collected" at Galleri BOA in Oslo (2017), "The Young Lions: Norwegian camera-based art 1977 - 2017" at Preus Museum / Norwegian Museum of Photography (2017), and many more. Morten M. Løberg has received several grants, including the Norwegian Artists' Grant, the Norwegian Photography Fund, and the Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard Foundation's art grant. He has also had stays as "Artist in Residence" at Berlevågateliérene/Kvitbrakka in Berlevåg and Cité Internationales des Arts in Paris. His work is represented at Galleri S valbard in Longyearbyen, Galleri Fineart in Oslo, and Qvale Gallery in Oslo.