Ola Kolehmainen: A Building Is Not a Building

Ola Kolehmainen: A Building Is Not a Building
Library Shelf Location 18.KOLE
Publication Date 2009
Description 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. This volume presents many new, previously unpublished photographs, including two monumental five- and eight-part works by the artist. Ola Kohlemainen (*1964 in Helsinki) 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.
ISBN 9783775723664
Quantity 1
Pages 132
Authors Alistair Hicks, Timothy Persons, David Elliott
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Ola Kolehmainen
Category Photography
Artist's Nationality Finnish
Language English

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