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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, Wrapped Moët & Chandon, Sculpture

Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped Moët & Chandon, 1999
15.4 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$8,782

Our recommendations Yrjö Edelmann, Summary of experimental observations of Black, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Summary of experimental observations of Black, 2010
24 x 34.6 inch
Print

$878

Yrjö Edelmann, Untitled, Painting

Yrjö Edelmann

Untitled, 1993
44 x 44 inch
Painting

$25,000

Yrjö Edelmann, The visual pathway to green, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

The visual pathway to green, 2010
27.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$878

Our recommendations Yrjö Edelmann, Detection of blue vibration, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Detection of blue vibration, 2012
22.4 x 18.1 inch
Print

$644

Yrjö Edelmann, Repetitive sensations of Yves Klein Blue II., Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Repetitive sensations of Yves Klein Blue II., 2016
24 x 20.1 inch
Print

$644

Yrjö Edelmann, Wrapped Christmas Tree, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped Christmas Tree, 2001
24.4 x 17.3 inch
Print

$468

Yrjö Edelmann, Wrapped Christmas Goat, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped Christmas Goat, 2001
24.4 x 17.3 inch
Print

$468

Yrjö Edelmann, Under certain circumstances II, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Under certain circumstances II, 2015
24 x 19.7 inch
Print

$644

Yrjö Edelmann, The black evidence, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

The black evidence, 2014
24 x 19.7 inch
Print

$644

Yrjö Edelmann, Detection of blue vibration II, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Detection of blue vibration II, 2014
24 x 19.7 inch
Print

$644

Our recommendations Yrjö Edelmann, Balance between grey and blue, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Balance between grey and blue, 2008
34.6 x 38.6 inch
Print

$1,405

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
Print

$351

Yrjö Edelmann, All this is vital importance II., Print

Yrjö Edelmann

All this is vital importance II., 2015
24 x 19.7 inch
Print

$644

Yrjö Edelmann, Wrapped moment of absolut, Print

Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped moment of absolut, 2013
35.8 x 24 inch
Print

$1,112

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