Kolehmainen’s work focuses on the exploration of contemporary architecture. Using a minimalist language, he transforms interiors and façades of buildings into abstract, ornamental visual structures whose sensual presence is intensified by troublesome details such as mirrored trees.
His current project can be broken into three phases. The first being the measurement of the emotional (focusing on interiors of churches in Europe), the second the physical (starting from Jean Nouvel´s Instutite du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris as main subject of his images, then moving east ward), and the third the sensory perception of a new awareness of volume and its relationships to space (revealing his Northern prototypes, i.e. Alvar Aalto).