April Fool 2020
This year, the celebrated artist created April Fool 2020, a series of work that gives shape to the emotions and images that paralyzed the artist after waking up in the surreal situation of the current pandemic. The first reports about a lockdown in The Netherlands came to Olaf as a shock. The year before he had celebrated his sixtieth birthday and held successful exhibitions in The Hague, Amsterdam, New York and Shanghai, a new monograph had been published. Moreover, he had just returned from a holiday in Thailand with his husband. Completely relaxed and happy, he suddenly arrived in a world of chaos and uncertainty.