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Yrjö Edelmann

Born in: 1941

Sweden

Biography
Reality or fantasy? Yrjö Edelmann’s pictures are frequently located in the territory between dream and experience. For centuries artists have endeavoured to delude the eye of the observer by conjuring forth a trompe-l’oeil image. And so too does Edelmann, with his wrinkled wrapping paper. Ever since he stepped onto the stage as a thirty-something artist, Yrjö Edelmann has devoted himself to oil painting and graphic art. More recently his works have caught the eye of both public and critics, not only at home in Sweden, but abroad as well, with exhibitions in New York, Tokyo and Paris. Since 1976 his works have been on display continuously in the USA. Yrjö Edelmann was born in 1941 and moved from Helsinki in Finland to Sweden with his family ten years later. He started to draw at an early age, initially in comic strip magazines, and worked for many years as an illustrator. Towards the end of the 1950s he studied freehand drawing at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Influenced by French surrealism with its irrational, dreamlike motifs, he developed his own pictorial language and also experimented with hyperrealism before becoming increasingly engrossed in his packages, wrapping paper and pieces of string.
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Yrjö Edelmann, Balance between grey and blue, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Balance between grey and blue, 2008
34.6 x 38.6 inch
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$1,414

Yrjö Edelmann, Untitled, Painting

Yrjö Edelmann

Untitled, 1993
44 x 44 inch
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$15,000

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Yrjö Edelmann, The black evidence, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

The black evidence, 2014
24 x 19.7 inch
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$648

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Yrjö Edelmann, Under certain circumstances II, Print

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Under certain circumstances II, 2015
24 x 19.7 inch
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Yrjö Edelmann, Detection of blue vibration II, Print

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Detection of blue vibration II, 2014
24 x 19.7 inch
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Yrjö Edelmann, All this is vital importance II., Print

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All this is vital importance II., 2015
24 x 19.7 inch
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Yrjö Edelmann, Wrapped moment of absolut, Print

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Wrapped moment of absolut, 2013
35.8 x 24 inch
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$1,119

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Yrjö Edelmann, Summary of experimental observations of Black, Print

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Summary of experimental observations of Black, 2010
24 x 34.6 inch
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Yrjö Edelmann, Both these expressions and especially the first are remarkable., Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Both these expressions and especially the first are remarkable., 2014
15 x 11.8 inch
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$354

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