Thursday, March 22, 2007Home

Erwin Olaf at Hasted Hunt

Hasted Hunt has a preview of an upcoming exhibition by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Erwin Olaf, set to open April 19. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not crazy about Olaf's chosen genre: the postmodern tendency to render the mundane with lavish picture quality (to the point where the life seems sucked out of everything in the picture) is completely played out in the modern art scene.

In a category so full of followers, however, the work of the leaders stands out. This latest series, "Grief," manages to strike the right balance of color and atmosphere, and the images are quite moving. I don't know about you, but I have a few very particular experiences that these images—with their windows full of white light and clean, cold surroundings—bring to mind. Click here to see more images from Erwin Olaf's past and future exhibitions at Hasted Hunt.


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