Erwin Olaf: Recent Work

An exhibition of recent work by Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf opened today at Hamiltons gallery in London…

An exhibition of recent work by Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf opened today at Hamiltons gallery in London…

Recent Work is Olaf’s second solo show at Hamiltons and will feature his series entitled Dawn & Dusk (Dusk, The Mother, shown above) – which was first shown at the Museum of The City Of New York. It also features new images from his series Hotel, a project that was initiated in 2008 and which is made up of images of near-naked models languishing in spotless though drab hotel environments.

Hotel Milan, Irma Portrait

There is an almost unnerving stillness about Olaf’s work – or at least the work I’ve seen by him. The models that feature are real enough, yet a combination of make-up, lighting and mood render them as glassy-eyed mannequins, sculptural forms placed carefully in the meticulously detailed studio reconstructions of various muted and monochrome environments. Of course, at blog-size, these images lose a lot of their drama – but here are some images from the show:


Dawn, The Mother

Dusk, Portrait 1

Dawn, Portrait 1

Hotel Kyoto, Room 211

Recent Works runs until June 4 at Hamiltons, 13 Carlos Place, London, W1K 2EU. Tel. +44 (0)207 499 9493/4 art@hamiltonsgallery.com

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