Olaf Hajek


Olaf Hajek is currently one of the most internationally renowned and sought-after illustrators. His colourful work can be seen in publications including The New York Times and The Guardian, as well as on stamps for Great Britain’s Royal Mail. Drawing on the diverse influences of folklore, mythology, religion, history, and geography, Hajek’s paintings transport us to a world of surreal juxtaposition and rearranged realities to explore a realm that is always strangely off kilter.

Working between the borders of reality and imagination, Hajek reshapes the rough with the smooth, creating dreamlike tableaux that are skillfully rendered in his signature use of color and technique. His work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, New York, Alanta, and Buenos Aires.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Jäger und Sammler, Anna Jill Lupertz Gallery, Berlin
Green Room - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2015 Precious, Anna Jill Lupertz Gallery, Berlin
2013 Still Life 2, AJL ART, Berlin
Strange Flowers - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
Still Life, AJL ART, Berlin
2012 "Voyage Voyage" Werft2, AJL ART, Berlin
The King has lost his Crown, AJL ART, Berlin
2011 Dark Clouds are Gathering, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2010 Masquerade, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta
Flowerhead, Direktorenhaus, Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 +/-, Bikini Berlin in collaboration with Galerie Kleindienst, Berlin
2016 Kitzbuhel Meets Art & Architecture
2014 1398 Artists of the Gallery, Anna Jill Lupertz Gallery, Berlin