Olaf Hajek

Solo Show in Cape Town
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013

Under the title Strange Flowers, the current exhibition of German illustrator Olaf Hajek showcases a selection of new artworks at WHATIFTHEWORLD / GALLERY in Cape Town, South Africa.

Drawing from diverse references such as the 60's African studio photography, renaissance perspective, and the Dutch still lifes of the 1600s, his work is underpinned by the color and texture of folkloric imagery. The elaborate compositions of his recent portraits and interiors have certainly not lost any of the emotional and surrealistic traits of his earlier work.

If you didn't get the chance to visit Hajek's Black Antoinette Exhibition at Gestalten Space last year, you can still have a look at some photos here. To get a more broad overview of his visual art, consider his books Black Antoinette and Flowerhead published by Gestalten.

Image Credits: Olaf Hajek, Circle, 2013, Acrylic on board 100 x 70 cm

Black Antoinette

The Work of Olaf Hajek
Posted by Gestalten—11/2012
Recent work by one of the most internationally sought-after illustration artists.
→ read more

Black Antoinette

Exhibition Poster
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013
An Exhibition by Olaf Hajek
→ read more

Flowerhead

The Illustrations of Olaf Hajek
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
First monograph dedicated to the work of one of the most internationally sought-after editorial illustrators.
→ read more

Olaf Hajek

African Photo, 2012
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
→ read more

Olaf Hajek

Natureman 1, 2008
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
→ read more

Olaf Hajek

The Tree Of The Ancient Times, 2011
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
→ read more

Olaf Hajek

African Nature Man, 2011
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
→ read more

Olaf Hajek

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, 2011
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
→ read more

Olaf Hajek

Family, 2009
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
→ read more

Olaf Hajek

In Full Bloom
Posted by Gestalten—01/2010

In the verdant garden of illustration and art, many a different species thrive on the grounds.

→ read more

The Great Wide Open

New Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Posted by Angie—02/2015

“The new outdoor culture is a renewed sense of freedom and the spirit of adventure.”

Jeffrey Bowman reveals how he came about working on “The Outsiders” with Gestalten and his story behind the book
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

Mzin

Leipzig — Zentrum West
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

February Shop of the Month

→ read more

Karlo – A Superfamily by Sofie Beier

Read Our Full Interview with Font Designer Sofie Beier about Her Approach to Type Design and Inspiration for Karlo
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

Recent Book Releases

show all

The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

Join Our Designer Database

We welcome portfolio and proposal submissions for Gestalten's potential publications and collaborations.

→ How to submit.