ERWIN OLAF "SHANGHAI 2017"
Wednesday April 4, 2018 / Share
"I want to create my own world, I don't want to follow reality because I like to dream my own life.” Dream Creator Edwin Olaf, the renowned artist and Dutch transplant, came to Shanghai last summer for the second series of his new multimedia art project created following his travels and work in different cities across the world.
As an artist working with photography, this trilogy is the only time that he has not created his own universe in the studio. Instead, by using locations in cities that intrigue and challenge him, Erwin trying to create cinematic associations, fantasies and emotions that embody these special places, whether in public buildings, private homes or public spaces.
During his time in Shanghai, we were honored to be his local eyes and hands, witnessing the gestation and birth of his new masterpiece “Shanghai 2017”, which focuses on the young adult who must survive in a dominating metropolis.
For completed art work and artist statement, please click https://www.erwinolaf.com/art/Shanghai_2017 & http://magdagallery.com/en/expositions/presentation/95/shanghai
“Shanghai 2017” is currently on display at Magda Danysz Gallery Shanghai, lasts from Apr. 7th to Jun. 7th.
“我想要创造我自己的世界，我不想追随现实，因为我喜欢梦想自己的生活。” Erwin Olaf曾在一次VOGUE的采访中说。去年六月，这位对艺术有着独到见解的荷兰国宝级摄影师来到上海，完成了他职业生涯中又一次了不起的艺术创作。我们很荣幸能与这位荷兰国宝级大师合作，协助他在上海的拍摄。整个筹备和拍摄过程充满了惊艳与挑战，我们十分幸运的见证了“上海2017”这一艺术系列的孕育和诞生。