<span class="title">Matt Portrait<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2002</span>
<span class="title">Harrie Portrait<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2001</span>
<span class="title">Renee Portrait<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2001</span>
<span class="title">Thomas Portrait<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">2001</span>
Erwin Olaf
Matt Portrait, 2002
Chromogenic print
39 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.
Edition of 10
© Erwin Olaf

The Paradise Portraits series sees Erwin Olaf experimenting with intimate studies of the human face.

 

Beautiful woman offset humourless or grinning, freakily made-up clowns, expressions with such energy you can almost hear their cackles.

 

The works are intense and beautiful, yet teeter between horror and decadence; Olaf manages to vividly captures the spirit of contemporary life through these works.