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It is with tremendous excitement that we are announcing that Olaf Hajek has now joined Machas. Olaf’s “painterly illustrations”, where folk and primitive art are combined with contemporary elements and symbols of different cultures, are a milestone in the illustration world.
Whether commissioned or independently initiated, each artwork distinguish itself for being meticulously painted, sometime on paper, sometimes on other surfaces such as wood or chipboard. If required, the artwork is subsequently scanned allowing Olaf to grace installations, packaging, textiles and animation with his wonderful visions.
What it is even more impressive, is that Olaf managed in his extremely prolific 20 years career to achieve what most illustrators only dream of: successfully balancing fine and commercial art, often bridging the skills learnt in one field to the other, whilst always maintaining his distinctive visual approach.
It is so refreshing to see that each brief is welcomed with enthusiasm and a propositive mindset that lead to the extraordinary outcomes that he’s well renewed for.
Although Olaf has been working with brands such as Coca Cola, Mercedes, Lotte, Mont Blanc, Swatch amongst others, exhibited in London, New York, Atlanta, Buenos Aires, Berlin, most recently in Cape Town and published three monographs with German art publisher Gestalten, he has one of the humblest and most positive personalities in the industry that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who has met him.
All those characteristics make everyone here at Machas very proud to start this collaboration with such an outstanding artist and please enjoy this section of works as a preview of what still has to come.
to see more of Olaf’s work click here