Berlin, Olympia Stadion Westend, Selbstporträt - 25th of April, 2012, courtesy of the artist

Berlin, Freimaurer Loge Dahlem, Selbstporträt - 22nd of April, 2012 courtesy of the artist



Erwin Olaf book launch by Aperture at UNTITLED

1201 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

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Aperture will launch the new publication Erwin Olaf: Volume II, the follow up to the best-selling Aperture book, Erwin Olaf (2008). In this new lush monograph, the internationally celebrated Dutch photographer presents his most recent work.

Also a distinguished filmmaker, Olaf’s approach to storytelling is uniquely evocative and enticingly ambiguous. According to critic Francis Hodgson, Olaf’s images “lead us to a Stimmung (a sense of atmosphere) which is broad enough to repay many second readings of the pictures and so keep us viewers interested.”

In this presentation of his most recent work, Olaf expands on his established style of highly polished and stylized color studio images to include a series drawn from his sculptural video installation, Keyhole; a series that includes black-and- white images he has exhibited as carbon prints; and photographs created on location in Berlin—a departure from the constructed mise-en-scènes of earlier work produced in his Amsterdam studio.

Erwin Olaf (born in Hilversum, the Netherlands, 1959) is a Dutch photographer known for his highly stylized, daring, and often provocative work addressing social issues and taboos. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Johannes Vermeer Award (2011), a Lucie Award (2008), and Photographer of the Year in the International Color Awards (2006). His work is shown in museums and galleries around the world. Olaf also received a commission to design the new national side of the Dutch Euro, launched in 2013.

Erwin Olaf: Volume II showcases the artist at the height of his powers, as an artisan of atmosphere and a craftsman who uses high polish to both perverse and seductive effect. 

His work will also be presented by Hasted Kraeutler Gallery at the Pulse Miami Beach Fair and sign his new book at Galerie Wagner + Partner at Pulse Miami Beach, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 3:00pm.

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