Based in Berlin, artist Olaf Hajek creates pieces that are deeply invested in folklore and storytelling.
Creating rich canvases, as well as elaborately detailed illustrations, Hajek’s work references art histories from all over the world as well as myriad cultural narratives. We worked with Hajek on the newly opened St. Jane Hotel in Chicago where his unique work has been installed as part of the guestroom curation. His work can also be found in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, as well as Design Hotels and Ritz Carlton properties.
We spoke with the artist to learn more about his eccentric inspirations and artistic process.