For the last 20 years Edelmann, a Swedish-Finnish artist, has been on of the best known contemporary trompe l’oeil artists in Europe. His trademark is paper and bits of tape so meticulously painted that the viewer wants to reach out and touch them. When asked about his use of paper he states, I first started using paper in my paintings many years ago when I was painting a landscape. I wanted to paint clouds, but there were none in the sky that day. On the ground I saw a scrap of paper and decided to use it as a model for what a cloud should look like. I wrinkled it and found that there was something about paper that is unpredictable. I’ve been painting paper on canvas ever since.