ERWIN OLAF, HOMAGE TO BERLIN
Posted on September 30, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi
From my point of you, it’s hard to say if Erwin Olaf’s portraits arouse more pity or mirth. Alone figures, facing away with either resignation or frowning to the viewer. Profound images, perfectly in light (he’s a skillfull master), almost decadent with a tone of burlesques, a touch of costumed-like past. There is seriousness and mockery, precision and meticulously-planned situations linked between historical and contemporary art. A photographical narrative that delights viewers with large colour prints. For his homage to Berlin, Erwin Olaf visited seven locations around the capital representative of a subjective aesthetic and historical significance. From this historically inspired viewpoint, Olaf gazes into the Berlin of today, known internationally as an unconventional, creative, young and free-spirited city. A must see exhibition.
6.09.2913 – 19.10.2013