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.
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Black Antoinette

Exhibition Poster
Posted by Gestalten—04/2013
An Exhibition by Olaf Hajek
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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.
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Olaf Hajek

African Photo, 2012
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
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Olaf Hajek

Natureman 1, 2008
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
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Olaf Hajek

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

African Nature Man, 2011
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012
Brilliant inkjet print on finely textured paper
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Olaf Hajek

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

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

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The Four Dimensions of Sustainable Development

Sustainable architecture has to think further than just ecological issues, the architect Hans Drexler argues.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

"We see traveling as a family as a great benefit, not a challenge"

An interview with Adam and Emily Harteau of Our Open Road, who embarked on a road trip when their child was born—and have been going ever since.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

Hello, I am Erik—The First-Ever Visual Biography of Erik Spiekermann

Book Launch, Talk and Signing Event in Berlin
Posted—08/2014

Two-Day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Printing
Posted—08/2014

“You have to touch everything—you have to think about it, you have to plan a little more, and whatever you do is fairly permanent.” – Erik Spiekermann

Gestalten is proud to host an exclusive letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann at his recently opened letterpress workshop p98a in Berlin on October 17-18, 2014.

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Gestalten Pavilion in the July issue of Elle Decoration.

The Outsiders in the August issue of Donna.

Little Big Books recommended in the Emotion's August issue. "Das Buch zeigt die schönsten Illustrationen jenseits von Filly-Pferden und Kitty-Kätzchen."

The Outsiders featured in the August issue of Jolie.

Korea–Korea in the August issue of Dove.

Berlin Wonderland on arte Metropolis.

Berlin Wonderland and an interview with editor Chris Keller on WDR3.

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