FLOWERHEAD - THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF OLAF HAJEK
Olaf Hajek is one of the worlds most successful illustrators. His colorful work is infused with a folkloristic naivety and freshness and can be seen in publications such as The New York Times, in advertisements for companies such as Bacardi and even on postage stamps. Despite the diversity of his clientele, Hajek makes no aesthetic compromises. His characteristic style of magic realism is what makes his work appealing to a broad audience and range of clients. Flowerhead is Olaf Hajeks first monograph. It presents an extensive collection of his commercial work as well as personal art that he created exclusively for the book.
Hajeks colorful illustrations and textured paintings are infused with a folkloristic naivety and freshness. Influenced by West African and Latin American art, he creates surreal juxtapositions of fairy tale fantasies and disordered realities. Whether Hajek dresses angelical cherubs in Mexican wrestler masks or adorns hairstyles with vibrant ecosystems of birds, butterflies, and flowers, his magical realism enriches the perspective of anyone viewing his work.
Flowerhead is Olaf Hajeks first monograph. The book presents his advertising and editorial work, commercial portraits, and fashion illustration as well as personal art that he created exclusively for the book.