16th of March 2016//// "GREEN ROOM"/// Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town
|"GREEN ROOM" Opening 16 March 2016|
my new solo exhibition at the
#1 ARGYLE ST, WOODSTOCK 7925, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
"Green Room" Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town March /April 2016
Precious Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery, Hamburg 2015
|Installation View /// Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery, Hamburg 2015|
New Solo Show at Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery in Hamburg
|I am happy to announce my new gallery show "PRECIOUS" with Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery|
|June 2015// I was very inspired from my visit in beautiful Weimar and started to create a series of paintings from it....
"Forscher" Acrylic on wooden board 60x50cm
|New Work// 80x100cm// Pastel and Acrylic on wooden board for Exhibition Fair "Art Karlsruhe" // AJL Gallery Berlin|
|Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery @ POSITIONSBERLIN September 18 - 21, 2014|
We will present works by our artists Amir Fattal, Olaf Hajek, Markus Keibel and Pola Sieverding. You will find us at booth 2.26, 2nd floor.
Opening: September 18, 6-10pm
Friday, September 19, 1-8pm
Saturday, September 20, 1-8pm
Sunday, September 21, 11–6pm
Contact: POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Kaufhaus Jandorf, Brunnenstraße 19-21, 10110 Berlin
Groupshow: "Lieber Künstler, zeichne mir!", 28.6.2014 till 9.8.2014 at Semjon Contemporary, Schröderstrasse 1, 10115 Berlin
|I am taking part at the great curated Gallery Show with 4 new drawings.|
|May 2014: Drawings for upcoming groupshow at Semjon Contemporary Gallery / 50x40cm, Graphite and Acrylic on wood|
NEW WORK May 2014
|New Drawings for upcoming Group Show.
"Harlekin" and "FolkHead"
Mixed Media: Wax Crayons, Acrylic and Pencil on wooden Plate
STILL LIFE Solo Show at AJL ART, BERLIN
|Exhibition: October 12th - November 9th 2013 www.ajlart.com|
|October 2013 My upcoming solo show at AJL ART in Berlin "STILL LIFE"|
Strange Flowers/ Whatiftheworld Gallery Cape Town
|STRANGE FLOWERS BY OLAF HAJEK|
14 MARCH - 20 APRIL 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY 14 MARCH 18:00 - 21:00
Whatiftheworld is pleased to present Strange Flowers, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Olaf Hajek. Olaf Hajek is a painter immersed in a world of surreal fantasy and melancholic beauty. Drawing from diverse references such as 60’s African studio photography, renaissance perspective and the Dutch still lifes of the 1600s his work is underpinned by the colour and texture of folkloric imagery.
Strange Flowers, Hajek’s most recent body of work is a hypnotic tangle of botanical forms and colour. Rendered in acrylic on wood panels, Hajek uses distressed and exquisitely fine mark-making to create a rich surface patina. Woven into the fabric of the work the image of the flower is used as a seductive yet contradictory metaphor for fertility, poison, growth and decay.
Much like the Dutch painters of the 16–18th century his work looks at the brevity of life through capturing the vital essence of living forms and the continuing struggle for life where beauty is made more precious because of its transience. Through juxtaposing the human figure with his incandescent kaleidoscope of flora and fauna Hajek looks at humanities fragile relationship with nature and its cycles of birth and death.