Olafur Eliasson - Exhibition View, 2018 © Galería Elvira González

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson in Galería Elvira González, Madrid, 2018. Photo by Cuauhtli Gutiérrez

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1967
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This feeling of reconstituting our way of experiencing the world can happen suddenly, in a jolt, as if it doesn’t occupy a graspable period of time. We do not feel the split second, but only realise afterwards that we have lived through one.

Eliasson was born in 1967. He grew up in Iceland and Denmark and studied from 1989 to 1995 at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and founded Studio Olafur Eliasson, which today comprises more than one hundred team members.

Art, for Eliasson, is a crucial means of turning thought into action. Eliasson’s work expresses his many concerns about perception, movement, experience, feelings and Nature. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the public sphere through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, art education, policy making, and issues of sustainability and climate change.

Eliasson currently lives and works between Copenhagen and Berlin.

Works

Olafur Eliasson, Color Spectrum Kaleidoscope, 2003.
184,2 x 91,4 x 200,7 cm. | 72 ½ x 36 x 79 in.
Color effect filterglass, stainless steel connection.

Olafur Eliasson, The Round Corner (90º), 2018.
14 x 123 x 123 cm. | 5 ½ x 48 ⅜ x 48 ⅜ in.
Color effect filterglass, stainless steel connection.

Olafur Eliasson, Collective Rise, 2017.
148 x 106 cm. | 58 ¼ x 41 ¾ in.
Watercolor and pencil on paper.

Olafur Eliasson, Color Spectrum Kaleidoscope, 2003.
184,2 x 91,4 x 200,7 cm. | 72 ½ x 36 x 79 in.
Color effect filterglass, stainless steel connection.

Olafur Eliasson, The Round Corner (90º), 2018.
14 x 123 x 123 cm. | 5 ½ x 48 ⅜ x 48 ⅜ in.
Color effect filterglass, stainless steel connection.

Olafur Eliasson, Collective Rise, 2017.
148 x 106 cm. | 58 ¼ x 41 ¾ in.
Watercolor and pencil on paper.