Willesden Gallery
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
95 High Road, London NW1 2SF
Willesden Gallery

Having launched her current series of photo books at Willesden Gallery in 2018, Olga Karlovac returns to London to present escape, a solo exhibition accompanying her latest edition by the same name.

The artist takes us on a visual journey through the streets of her Croatian hometown. Rather than documenting famous sights or recognisable characters, Olga Karlovac uses her camera to create lasting impressions of fleeting moments and emotions.

By blurring the lines between reality and poetic interpretation, and working exclusively in black and white, Karlovac’s photography takes on a dreamlike quality. Her abstracted images invite the viewer to linger, lose track of time as she leads us down winding streets, recognising the familiar within the barely there.


in the blink of an eye
in the moment between day and night,
somewhere at the edge of  darkness and light
walking down an empty road below the mountain of memories
while strong winds from the north carve your marks all over my skin
i feel your breath
and i  imagine…


Complementing her unique photography with short pieces of writing, escape concludes a trilogy of internationally acclaimed books.

From London the exhibition will move on to the Cultural Center Hasselt in Belgium in September and continue at 112 Gallery @ Nau Bostic in Barcelona from November with plans to extend the tour to include New York in 2022.

The exhibition was planned across borders and opened in the artist’s absence. We are delighted that Olga will be able to travel to London and join us for a closing event on Friday, 30 July.

All welcome, no ticket required.


Monday – Friday 10:30am – 8pm

Saturday 10:30am – 5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

Finissage: Friday 30 July 2021, 6-8pm