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Erwin Olaf: Grief

by Jonah Samson in Culture on 20 April 2007

Photographer and filmmaker Erwin Olaf brings back his stylish combination of art, fashion and emotion to his new series called Grief, which opened yesterday at Hasted Hunt Gallery in New York. Olaf’s highly-stylized and digitally-manipulated pictures bring the beauty and glamor back into being depressed. Lone figures wearing perfect clothes and waiting in perfect rooms stare woefully at the floor or out the window, or wipe tears from their eyes (click on images for enlarged view). Even his color palette is flawlessly melancholy. His work was recently featured on the cover of the launch issue of Spread Art Culture Magazine. You can see more of his work, including his commercial campaign images for Diesel, Mooi and Kohler, on his website. Another image after the jump.

Erwin Olaf: Grief
19 April-2 June 2007
Hasted Hunt Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10011 map
tel. +1 212 627 0006

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