Eden Project by Olaf Hajek
Olaf Hajek is a magician with colours, a virtuoso illustrator and a storyteller. Using rich colours, he creates enchanting worlds atop women’s heads. These mystical ‘hairstyles’ spark the imagination.
- Image size: 50cm x 36cm
- Framed size: 70.6cm x 56.2cm
- High-quality photographic paper (Hahnemühle William Turner matte finish) ensures superior quality and finish
- Photo mount frame, in Spessart oak, black colour, 20mm
- Mounted under glass
- Edition of 100 worldwide through LUMAS Gallery
- Certificate with artist’s signature and number will be provided
The Flowerheads series combines the art of portrait and still-life painting to make something that has never been seen before. Olaf Hajek gives us a glimpse into the way other cultures think, and while the individual components are very familiar, their unique arrangement makes them feel foreign. In Hajek’s surreal compositions, narratives grow and secrets bloom. The New York Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Süddeutsche Magazin and Stern are among the publications where Hajek’s work has appeared. The illustrator describes his own style as “the imperfection of beauty”.
Olaf Hajek was born in Rendsburg, Germany in 1965. After he finished his degree in Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, Hajek moved to Amsterdam and began to work as a freelance artist. His first assignment came from Dutch Playboy, which was, at the time, a classic magazine known for its illustrations. Olaf Hajek primarily lives and works in Berlin, but travels frequently and is represented by an agency on nearly every continent.