Ola Kolehmainen


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Experimental Factory, 2010, Diasec, Edition of 7, 120 x 160 cm

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Experimental Factory II, 2010, Diasec, Edition of 7, 120 x 160 cm

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Greetings to Roden Crater III, 2005-06, Analogue C-print, Diasec, Edition of 6, 180 x 246 cm

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More or Less Less Organic, 2008, Analogue C-print, Diasec, Edition of 6 , 202 x 270 cm

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Ultra Modernistic, 2008, Analogue C-print, Diasec, Edition of 6, 202 x 258 cm

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Milano Wall Painting V, 2010, Diasec, Edition of 7, 67 x 50 cm

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Milano Wall Painting VI, 2010, Diasec, Edition of 7, 67 x 50 cm

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Alchemy, 2010, Analogue C-print, Diasec, Edition of 5, 176 x 136 cm

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Voluptuous, 2008, Analogue C-print, Diasec, Edition of 6, 202 x 260 cm

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Star Dust, 2008, Analogue C-print, Diasec, Edition of 6, 202 x 263 cm

About The Artist

Ola Kolehmainen makes pictures of often otherwise unremarkable modern buildings with an air of aesthetic awe. His monumental almost-abstractions have more in common with minimalist painting or screenprinting than documentary photography. Leaving out any topographic elements of “visual noise” – the urban goings-on of people and traffic – he transforms urban façades into deceptively simple and quite beautiful geometric arrangements of primary colours. The use of the Diasec process of mounting the photographs on extra-shiny acrylic glass adds to their immaculate gloss. (Guardian)

Ola Kolehmainen at Purdy | Hicks, London

Ola Kolehmainen at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

Ola Kolehmainen at Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

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