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Erwin Olaf

The Bedroom, 2004

Lambda print
8 7/10 × 8 7/10 in
22 × 22 cm
Edition 2/15
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Mounted by the artist under passepartout (36 x 42 cm / 14.2 x 16.5 in)

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Erwin Olaf
Dutch, b. 1959
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Known primarily for producing lush, large-format color prints of staged scenes that suggest complex narratives, Erwin Olaf explores ideas of gender, sensuality, and history in studio photography and photojournalism. His series “Fashion Victims” (2000) offers commentary on the consumerism of sex and designer labels, while “Separation” (2003) portrays an introverted family in a sterile interior space. More recently, Olaf produced “Berlin”, a series of images shot at historical locations around the German capital, including at its Olympic Stadium, and featuring Aryan children performing authoritarian roles. Of the series, which hints obliquely at Berlin’s troubled past, he has said, “I want the viewer to come up with their own story and create his or her fantasy.” Olaf has also produced film and video installations, and has photographed advertising campaigns for international companies such as Levi’s and Microsoft.

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Mounted by the artist under passepartout (36 x 42 cm / 14.2 x 16.5 in)

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Rain Portfolio
Erwin Olaf
Dutch, b. 1959
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Known primarily for producing lush, large-format color prints of staged scenes that suggest complex narratives, Erwin Olaf explores ideas of gender, sensuality, and history in studio photography and photojournalism. His series “Fashion Victims” (2000) offers commentary on the consumerism of sex and designer labels, while “Separation” (2003) portrays an introverted family in a sterile interior space. More recently, Olaf produced “Berlin”, a series of images shot at historical locations around the German capital, including at its Olympic Stadium, and featuring Aryan children performing authoritarian roles. Of the series, which hints obliquely at Berlin’s troubled past, he has said, “I want the viewer to come up with their own story and create his or her fantasy.” Olaf has also produced film and video installations, and has photographed advertising campaigns for international companies such as Levi’s and Microsoft.

Erwin Olaf

The Bedroom, 2004

Lambda print
8 7/10 × 8 7/10 in
22 × 22 cm
Edition 2/15
.
Sold
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