Ola Kolehmainen - Photographs London Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Herrman & Wagner, Berlin

  • Catalogue Essay

    Screen, skin, grid, fragment, facade, section, detail, light, colour, structure, and reflection: Ola Kolehmainen's architecturally derived images challenge and illuminate abstract and sublime qualities manifested by photographic appearance. If in the first instance as photographs they are born of mechanism, there is also undeniably a sense in which they are visual apparitions extracted from the world. And I use the verb 'to extract' in order to specify that the photographs do not seek implicitly to document, point to, or identify the architectural sources whence they are taken. That information is provided should you need it, but the primary intention is to create a memorable image that is true to itself.
    Mark Gisbourne, 'Screenplay: Mirrors of Solitude', Ola Kolehmainen:Fraction, Abstraction, Recreation, Hatje Cantz, 2007, p. 87


Red with Black and Bulbs

Colour coupler print, Diasec mounted.
102 x 149 cm. (40 1/8 x 58 3/4 in).

Signed, numbered 1/3 in ink, printed title, date on a label and a Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£6,000 - 8,000 


16 May 2009, 3pm