Erwin Olaf born, July 2, 1959 in Hilversum, Netherlands. Olaf is an interdisciplinary artist working across the fields of photography, video, and installation.
Provocative and often unsettling, Olaf’s work is characterized by its scrutiny of societal frictions and the individuals affected. Chiefly through photography, but also video, sculpture and installation, his work is veiled in a stylised aesthetic that belies a tortured undercurrent. With sensitivity, humor, and Brechtian distance, Olaf draws us into his surreal, filmic narrative, while maintaining the distance of the critical observer.
His work has received many awards and he has held exhibitions around the world.