Composition With Two Women (1984)
Gelatin silver print mounted on board, 100 x 100 cm
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
The Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf often explores, across his photographic series, women exhibiting confidence regardless of whether they conform to ideals of beauty. Never one to shy away from controversy, his work is daring and provocative. Olaf often focuses on the nude body – a classical and traditional theme that has been a cornerstone of art history – while aiming to make the viewer appreciate skin and sensation, beauty and the body, without prejudice.
“I am an aesthete. I don’t like reality.” – Erwin Olaf