Ola Kolehmainen

Ohne Titel (No. 31), 2008

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Diptych, two C-prints in folder, with book Sheet size 54,00 x 67,10 and 54,00 x 69,00 cm Image size 50,00 x 63,10 and 50 x 65 cm Signed and numbered Edition of 25 + 3 AP

Ola Kolehmainen’s photographs are extraordinarily minimal and almost exclusively depict sections of building façades. They are organized according to strict principles of order, showing rows of repetitive basic patterns or symmetrical constructs. The Minimalist austerity of these images is occasionally broken by elements that circumvent this formalism: trees or houses mirrored in the façades. Kolehmainen’s works are produced using the Diasec process, which means that the environment is reflected in the surface of the photos as well as in the images themselves—a calculated component of his work.
Ola Kohlemainen is a noted member of the Helsinki School, and he primarily regards his works not as photographs of specific objects, but as objets d’art. The diptych of our Collector’s Edition features a reflection of a Bauhaus villa in a watery surface. By breaking up the image, the hard forms of the modernist icon become a romantic play of lights, fragile and ephemeral.
If you so wish, you can order the diptych as a Diasec print, the format preferred by the artist.