I am a long-time fan of Olaf Hajek. He has shown his paintings in galleries around the world and I couldn’t imagine owning one of his folk-art inspired pieces until now. Some of his circus art and flower heads paintings have been made available to buy for reasonable prices as prints on Thumbtack Press.
The Corner Room, tucked away in the Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, E2, is a little secret treasure that is well worth a visit. I recently took German artist Olaf Hajek there on a ‘business dinner’ where we pondered over London pigeon and chianti the benefits of fine art over illustration.
Olaf Hajek’s work blurs the distinction between illustration and fine art with his advertising and assignment work on the same continuum stylistically as his personal pieces and garnering similar critical acclaim. The German-born artist’s colorfully lyrical treatment of his subjects infuses his work with a mysterious innocence.