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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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All artworks of Yrjö Edelmann
Print, Under certain circumstances II, Yrjö Edelmann

Under certain circumstances II

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 61 x 50 cm Print - 24 x 19.7 inch

$733

Painting, Untitled, Yrjö Edelmann

Untitled

Yrjö Edelmann

Painting - 111.8 x 111.8 cm Painting - 44 x 44 inch

$25,000

Print, Two parcels in harmonic motion, Yrjö Edelmann

Two parcels in harmonic motion

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 55 x 81 cm Print - 21.7 x 31.9 inch

$903

Print, Wrapped Christmas Tree, Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped Christmas Tree

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 62 x 44 cm Print - 24.4 x 17.3 inch

$451

Print, Repetitive sensations of Yves Blue II, Yrjö Edelmann

Repetitive sensations of Yves Blue II

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 61 x 51 cm Print - 24 x 20.1 inch

$733

Print, Wrapped moment of absolut, Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped moment of absolut

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 91 x 61 cm Print - 35.8 x 24 inch

$1,072

Print, Wrapped Mac Laren I, Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped Mac Laren I

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 64 x 91 cm Print - 25.2 x 35.8 inch

$1,072

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

All this is vital importance II.

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 61 x 50 cm Print - 24 x 19.7 inch

$733

Print, Detection of blue vibration II, Yrjö Edelmann

Detection of blue vibration II

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 61 x 50 cm Print - 24 x 19.7 inch

$733

Print, Wrapped Christmas Goat, Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped Christmas Goat

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 62 x 44 cm Print - 24.4 x 17.3 inch

$451

Print, Both these expressions and especially the first are remarkable., Yrjö Edelmann

Both these expressions and especially the first are remarkable.

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 38 x 30 cm Print - 15 x 11.8 inch

$395

Painting, The Timing Function, Yrjö Edelmann

The Timing Function

Yrjö Edelmann

Painting - 40 x 30 x 4 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch

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Painting, Basic theories of perspective, Yrjö Edelmann

Basic theories of perspective

Yrjö Edelmann

Painting - 70 x 53 x 4 cm Painting - 27.6 x 20.9 x 1.6 inch

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Print, The black evidence, Yrjö Edelmann

The black evidence

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 61 x 50 cm Print - 24 x 19.7 inch

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Print, The visual pathway to green, Yrjö Edelmann

The visual pathway to green

Yrjö Edelmann

Print - 70 x 60 cm Print - 27.6 x 23.6 inch

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Sculpture, Wrapped Moët & Chandon, Yrjö Edelmann

Wrapped Moët & Chandon

Yrjö Edelmann

Sculpture - 39 x 12 x 12 cm Sculpture - 15.4 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

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Painting, Stringed Blue Ocean, Yrjö Edelmann

Stringed Blue Ocean

Yrjö Edelmann

Painting - 60 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 23.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

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Painting, Packed Spring Landscape, Yrjö Edelmann

Packed Spring Landscape

Yrjö Edelmann

Painting - 40 x 30 x 4 cm Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch

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What is Yrjö Edelmann’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Hyperrealism, Textile artists, Young British Artists (YBAs), Neo-Conceptualism
When was Yrjö Edelmann born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1941