Berlin for instance my series from 2012, shot on location in 2012. A number of the works will be shown in china for the first time. Springveld is most famous for his commercial and personal work. Erwin olaf x ruinart, own xl, johannes vermeer prijs, grief, fall, joy, blacks, silver, mind of their own, berlin, rain and hope. Stunning, enormous book by erwin olaf buy online, view images and see past prices for stunning, enormous book by erwin olaf. Volume ii, the followup to the bestselling aperture book erwin olaf 2008. Erwin olaf showcases his work at the height of his powers, as an artisan of atmosphere and a craftsman.
We agree, because that vision has resulted in a little gem of a book. The follow up, volume ii, came out in november 2014. Olaf expands on his established style of highly polished and stylized color studio. Berlin, shanghai and palm springs form a triptych about cities undergoing change. Berlin is a significant departure from erwin olafs previous projects. Dutch multidisciplinary artist erwin olaf works in the field of art photography, video installations and sculptures. Erwin olaf s art visualizes implicitly the unspoken, the overlooked, that typically resist easy documentation. Erwin olaf, one of the best know and most overthetop dutch photographers of t. Dec, 2014 olaf also received a commission to design the new national side of the dutch euro, launched in 20. Aug 09, 2016 makingof du shooting du photographe erwin olaf pour le magazine ideat. Twelve artists were commissioned to make a design, with only three making the final round. The series in berlin was produced in 2012, a period when dark clouds were gathering above europe. Erwin olaf born 1959 is a dutch photographer known for his highly stylized, daring and often provocative work addressing social issues and taboos. There are many thorns in olaf s california and people show less optimism than in his previous series.
Palm springs completes the cycle of urban photography begun by olaf in berlin and shanghai not only permeated with an atmosphere redolent of spenglers the decline of the west. 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. Palm springs, the family visit by photographer erwin olaf. Olaf s ability to construct multiple narratives within each scene takes the eyes around each space to observe details within. Dutch photographer erwin olaf was originally scheduled to speak may 4 at the palm springs photo festival. Holly kyte the week the methodically detailed worlds created by dutch photographer erwin olaf are muted melodramas, inhabited by mannequinlike creatures in immaculate settings. Erwin olaf the farewell 2018 available for sale artsy. In this interview, artist erwin olaf shared to us some images from his recent. 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.
Dusk was originally commissioned for the museum of the city of new york for an exhibition titled dutch seen. Erwin olaf uses his razorsharp aesthetic intuition, purposely concealing this theme, so that the viewer unconsciously and initially accepts the concealment presented behind this keyhole. Also a new book is out erwin olaf, i am published by aperture. Shot in berlin in the stadium built to host the 1936 olympics the. Its unclear who is in charge, and who is directing who.
Interviews with erwin olaf about the content of his works. Erwin olaf photography monographs and exhibition catalogs. Ive always been fascinated by the phenomenon of montage. It is becoming increasingly clear that erwin olaf is no longer playing if, that is, he ever really was. Erwin olaf was inspired by several things for this series, by the city berlin, but also by this changing relationship between child and adult. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. It is easy to be suddenly taken by a heavy sense of uneasiness while looking at erwin olaf s images. Books go search hello select your address todays deals christmas shop vouchers amazonbasics best sellers gift ideas new releases gift cards customer service free delivery shopper toolkit sell. Erwin olaf i used to go to the cinema a lot, especially when i was living on my own. Olaf s trademark is to address social issues, taboos, and bourgeois conventions in a highly stylized and cunning mode of image making. Alongside new and unpublished work, this book now in its second printingshows an overview of all the personal noncommercial work that olaf has made over the past 25 years. For his berlin series olaf travelled around the german.
These works are exhibited until 07 june 2018 at magda danysz gallery in paris. This is the story of a provocative observer of the world and the people who dont always make the best of it. Jul 01, 2008 as a result, olaf s scenes are taut with tension his characters teetering on a knife edge between composure and collapse. Publication on the occasion of the presentation of the berlin series, march 20. 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. His trademark is to address social issues, taboos, and bourgeois conventions in a highly stylized and cunning mode of image making. Erwin olaf presents nearly fifty photographs from the dynamic career of renowned dutch photographer erwin olaf, covering the recent 15 years of his creative work. Erwin olaf born in 1959 in hilversum the netherlands, lives in amsterdam the netherlands. Its a beautiful overview of which i am very proud, it also includes my latest work, palm. Palm springs, the family visit by photographer erwin olaf a. Join aperture and internationally celebrated dutch photographer erwin olaf for a talk and book signing of his most recent work, erwin olaf. Olaf has received numerous highly prestigious commissions and awards. Sep 19, 2016 dutch artist erwin olaf s highlypolished photos celebrate fantasy while revealing societys ills yjean mundelsalle contributor opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own.
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. In this lush monograph, olaf expands on his established style of highly polished and. Stunning, enormous book by erwin olaf portret, erwin olaf. Olafs work is represented in several major exhibitions in 2016. Erwin olaf, one of the best know and most overthetop dutch photographers of todaythink david lachapelle crossed with playboylives a passionate, lusty affair with life, enjoying it to the fullest extent, a true gastronome of the art of living. Known primarily for producing lush, largeformat color prints of staged scenes that suggest complex narratives, erwin olaf explores ideas of gender, sensuality, and history. He has been commissioned to photograph advertising campaigns for large international companies such as levis, microsoft and nokia. Erwin olaf is selected to participate in the central exhibition of the 6th european month of photography in berlin this year, in martin gropius bau. This barcode number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Originally published by hannibal publishing on the occasion of the exhibition erwin olaf i amcolophon.
Erwin olaf and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. It includes essays by natacha wolinski and christoph ruys and an interview with the photographer. Now, september 2019 words by irvin rivera dutch photographer erwin olafs bold expression of himself and his ideas through his photography made him one of the most prominent living photographers in the world. Erwin olaf s work inhabits a twilight world often tempered with an unnerving stillness as his subjects appear frozen in time before the shutter clicks, as if it is recording the strangeness rather than driving it. Olaf, in his studio in amsterdam, with images from the new book of. Erwin olaf racisme, 1993 postcard by olaf, erwin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Berlin 2012 is about the relationship of the child and the adult. Apr 17, 2019 palm springs completes the cycle of urban photography begun by olaf in berlin and shanghai not only permeated with an atmosphere redolent of spengler. Erwin olaf ne en 1959 blacks, olivier, 19902002 tirage chromogenique monte sous diasec signe, titre, date et numerote a. Erwin olaf s approach to storytelling is uniquely evocative and enticingly ambi. Vermeer noir might be an apt description of dutch photographer erwin olafs disquieting image repertoire. Jan 01, 2015 the first book containing the works of dutch photographer erwin olaf, titled erwin olaf. Erwin olaf has books on goodreads with 162 ratings. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the johannes vermeer award 2011, a lucie award 2008, and photographer of the year in. From tate ward auctions, erwin olaf, royal blood portfolio 2000, a portfolio of 9 lambda prints, 20. Erwin olafs photos have the gloss of fashion shots and a haunting.
No need to announce one of trendlands favorite photographer, erwin olaf here wed like to feature one his latest series entitled palm spring project as usual his lighting and framing are always so cinematic and so very him. Erwin olafs 1959, hilversum art visualizes implicitly the unspoken, the overlooked, that which typically resists simple documentation. Oct 04, 2019 this article was originally published in the biannual print issue of a book of a book of. A new show at hasted kraeutler in new york highlights erwin olafs series. Erwin olaf 1959 is a dutch photographer from hilversum, he now works and lives in amsterdam. Palm springs project by erwin olaf trendland online. Subscribe now for full access to the eye of photography. A photographer who makes you ask, what has happened here. Invaluable is the worlds largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles.
Known primarily for producing lush, largeformat color prints of staged scenes that suggest complex narratives, erwin olaf explores ideas of gender, sensuality, and history in studio photography and photojournalism. Works from series palm springs, berlin and shanghai will be on display. Stunning, enormous book by erwin olaf portret, erwin. Erwin olaf springveld was born on 2 july 1959 in hilversum, netherlands springveld is most famous for his commercial and personal work. Olaf emerged onto the international art scene when his series chessmen won the young european photographer of the year award in 1988. Thats thousands of images and articles, documenting the history of the medium of photography and its evolution during the last decades, through a unique daily journal.
Like a painting, artpulse, ideat, portraits, laboral teatro and a star is born. Olaf came into fame in the mid1980s to early 1990s with his provocative photographic series squares and chessmen that depicted naked elderly men with erections, and little people paired with fat women, often in bondage clothing. Wolinski, natacha and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Be sure to check the link below to see some of his backstage pictures and videos. His carefully arranged sets and settings populated by disturbingly mysterious characters conjure up indeed a sense of oppression, fear and anxiety.1356 447 810 329 1570 914 1163 210 204 1163 1554 854 1527 1339 1020 363 662 1262 822 1161 41 127 71 1367 233 1249 1426 519 1429 994 1576 1213 421 353 238 756 1038 791 1307 272 874 736 1155 274