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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