'Sketches of Spain' is centred on emblematic contemporary buildings
The relationship between Galeria Senda and Finnish photographer Ola Kolehmainen goes from strength to strength: Sketches of Spain is now the third solo exhibition by the artist at the contemporary art venue at number 32 Carrer de Trafalgar. From 2 February to 18 March, visitors to the exhibition can see a series of photographs taken over the last decade and centred on depicting contemporary architecture in different Spanish cities. The buildings portrayed serve for Kolehmainen to create abstract compositions influenced by minimalism in large format images. His unusual perspective is a reflection of the dialogue between the buildings and light.
The canny visitor will be able to make out some iconic constructions, including projects by Ricard Bofill and Mies van der Rohe. Ola Kolehmainen has specifically cited the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona as a constant source of inspiration that has led him to develop a new way of presenting and thinking about his work. Those familiar with Seville may also be able to make out a house lying to the north of the city designed by the Argentinean architect Emilio Ambask.
Kolehmainen images are the result of a meticulous study of light and angles, based on both natural light and the artificial lighting in the buildings. Born in Helsinki in 1964, he currently resides in Berlin. All of his work is centred on modern architecture and he prefers the buildings he depicts not to be recognisable but rather to exist as fully autonomous abstract images.
Additional information is available on the Galeria Senda Website.
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