Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Denmark) is a multidisciplinary artist famous for his sculptures and large scale site-specific installations which often involve environmental elements. Among his projects is an artificial waterfall beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, a green phosphorescent river in Berlin, the Louisiana Museum set as a river, and a large sun at Tate Modern. His works deceive both physical and psychological perception by inducing disorientation and a loss of spatial coordinates. Eliasson frequently collaborates with architects, engineers, choreographers and others, and in recent years has initiated and is implementing a project for renewed energy in Africa. Eliasson has received many awards in various fields of production, and his works and projects are frequently on show around the world.

Related exhibition: Melting Walls

Further information: olafureliasson.net

Olafur Eliasson, Your Red Planet, 2012, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, colour-effect filter glass

Olafur Eliasson, Transparent Globe, 2010, Stainless steel, mirror, surface mirror, colour effect filter, glass, bulb

Olafur Eliasson, Colour Experiment No. 21 (Fibonacci Inside Spiral), 2010, Oil on canvas

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