Last Sunday I took the wife and kids to visit Erwin Olaf’s expo (till 07/06/2009) at the fotomuseum in Antwerp. Great stuff! With over 80 large prints the variety in his work is show (1984-2009). Many of the picture's are provoking and let you reflect on the subject matter. These same, provoking, pictures are also very stylish with an eye for every little detail. I think the eye for detail (with humour) and the way colour (or the absence of it) is used and the post production is what makes Erwin Olaf so unique.
It is difficult to say what part of his work most impressed me most. What I know for sure is that the 'Blacks' series inspired me and 'Rouge' made me want to take picture's expressing the same atmosphere.
Close to the fotomuseum there is a nice galley Van Campen & Rochtus. They had the vernisage of Jan Bosschaerts 2009 work last thursday. Since we're all fans of his work we went for a look. And who was there.... the master himself. Thank you for the nice chat and allowing us to admire fantastic oil paintings.