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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Join the 2014 EyeEm Festival and Awards

Gestalten has teamed up with the 2014 EyeEm Festival and Award, the world’s biggest mobile photography award and festival.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

A Crafty Outline Stencil Sans

Designed by Martin Aleith, the new Gestalten font QUANTEN combines geometric design with calligraphic elegance. In a new interview with Aleith, we leave aside the standard questions and talk in depth about the actual design process of his new font.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Photography for Wanderlust

A selection of photography from our recent book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity to let your imagination run wild.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

An Interview with Autoban

Istanbul design studio Autoban just completed one of their biggest projects to date, the new terminal at Baku International Airport. In an interview for their Gestalten book, Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar explain their approach to design.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014
Celebrating New Outdoor Creativity
Posted—05/2014

The Chamber of Curiosity on Yatzer. "A book of pioneering interior design that focuses on telling the story behind the interiors themselves (...)."

Oasis on GEO.de. "Der Bildband "Oasis" zeigt die schönsten Rückzugsorte dieser Welt (...). Allein das Blättern sorgt für eine kurze Alltagsflucht."

Berlin Wonderland on Intellectures.

Berlin Wonderland on Deutsche Welle.

The Outsiders featured in the July issue of Au Arkkitehtiuutiset.

Gestalten Pavilion recommended in tip Berlin's summer special.

Berlin Wonderland on a double-page spread in the July/August issue of Groove.

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