Erwin Olaf

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Erwin Olaf
Erwin Olaf Springveld.jpg
Born Erwin Olaf Springveld
(1959-07-02) 2 July 1959 (age 59)
Hilversum, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Photographer

Erwin Olaf Springveld (born 2 July 1959), professionally known as Erwin Olaf, is a Dutch photographer from Hilversum.[1]

Biography[edit]

Public toilets designed by Rem Koolhaas and Erwin Olaf in Groningen

Erwin Olaf Springveld was born on 2 July 1959 in Hilversum, Netherlands.

Springveld is most famous for his commercial and personal work. He has been commissioned to photograph advertising campaigns for large international companies such as Levi's, Microsoft and Nokia.[2] Some of his most famous photographic series include "Grief", "Rain", and "Royal Blood". Never one to shy away from controversy, Springveld's work is often daring and provocative.[3] Humorously however, one of his early photographs was once expelled from a show on the basis of not containing nudity.[citation needed]

His work has received many awards[4] and he has held exhibitions around the world.[5]

Springveld studied journalism in the School of Journalism in Utrecht.[2] His work is shown in galleries and museums all around the world, for example at Wagner + Partner, Berlin; Flatland Gallery, Utrecht; Hamiltons Gallery, London; Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris; Gallery Espacio Minimo, Madrid ; and many others.

Springveld designed the 2014 Dutch euro coins with the portrait of King Willem-Alexander.[6]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2019:
  • Anniversary Solo Show, Gemeente Museum The Hague & The Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2017:
  • Album 13 d'Indochine, Galerie Rabouan Moussin, Paris, France
  • Human&Nature, Gallery Kong, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 2016:
  • Erwin Olaf - Four Series, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Málaga, Málaga , Spain
  • Cell of Emotions, National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Homage Louis Gallait, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015:
    • A Corps Perdu, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris [7]
    • Erwin Olaf: The Empire of Illusion, Museo de Arte Contemporaine de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
    • "Retrospective", Fondation Oriente Museu, Macau, Chine
  • 2014:
  • 2013 :
    • « Erwin Olaf - Berlin », Rabouan Moussion Gallery, Paris [9]
    • « Erwin Olaf - Waiting», Rabouan Moussion Gallery, Paris [10]
    • « Émotions - Installations », La Sucrière, Lyon
    • « Berlin », Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, New York
    • « Berlin », Hamiltons Gallery, Londres[11]
  • 2012 :
    • The Dark Side, Rabouan Moussion Gallery, Paris
    • « Works 2000 - 2010 », Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong
    • « Erwin Olaf », Kong Gallery, Séoul
    • « Short Stories », Wagner Gallery, Berlin
  • 2011 :
    • « Erwin Olaf », Art Statements Gallery, Tokyo
    • « Paradise the club », Rabouan Moussion Gallery, Paris
    • « High Tension », Carbon, Dubaï
    • « Captured senses », Cer Modern, Ankara
    • « Erwin Olaf », Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund
  • 2010 :
    • « Erwin Olaf Hotel », Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
    • « Erwin Olaf Hotel », Paris-Benijing Gallery, Pékin
    • « Erwin Olaf - Recent Work », Hamiltons Gallery, Londres
    • « Hotel, Dawn & Dusk », Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, New York
  • 2009 :
    • « Série Laboral Escena », Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
    • « Rain, Hope, Grief & Fall », Institut Netherlands, Paris
    • « Darts of Pleasure », Domus Artium Museum, Salamanque
    • « Moving Targets », Haifa Museum of Art, Haïfa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Erwin Olaf". Art Culture. June 5, 2008. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Erwin Olaf Profile". Bernstein & Andriulli. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  3. ^ Carnick, Anna (February 3, 2010). "Checking In: Erwin Olaf". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Biography of Erwin Olaf" (PDF). Bernstein & Andriulli. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Erwin Olaf Awards and Exhibitions". artnet.com. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  6. ^ (in Dutch) Koning Willem-Alexander slaat nieuwe Nederlandse euromunten, Dutch government, 2013. Retrieved on 3 July 2014.
  7. ^ "A CORPS PERDU, Kevin Frilet, Alma Har'el, Erwin Olaf, Benjamin Seroussi, Marie Vic". Magda Danysz (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-22. 
  8. ^ "ART & FASHION, Liu Bolin, Gael Davrinche, Erwin Olaf, Wang Keping". Magda Danysz (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-22. 
  9. ^ "Exposition Erwin Olaf - Berlin". Galerie Rabouan Moussion. Retrieved 2017-11-22. 
  10. ^ "Exposition Erwin Olaf - Waiting". Galerie Rabouan Moussion. Retrieved 2017-11-22. 
  11. ^ "Erwin olaf Hamiltons gallery". Archived from the original on 2013-03-13. 

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