Olafur Eliasson, "Navegación situada" - Exhibition View, 2022 © 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.

Olafur Eliasson's Works

Situated absence navigator (Sector 2), 2021
182 x 152 x 7 cm | 71 ⅝ x 60 x 2 ¾ in
Watercolour and pencil on paper

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Situated absence navigator (Sector 4), 2021
182 x 152 x 7 cm | 71 ⅝ x 60 x 2 ¾ in
Acuarela y lápiz sobre papel

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Situated absence navigator (Sector 7), 2021
182 x 152 x 7 cm | 71 ⅝ x 60 x 2 ¾ in
Watercolour and pencil on paper

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Compass travellers (northeast), 2022
24 x 86 x 22 cm | 9 ½ x 34 x 8 ⅝ in
Arrow (wood, feather, steel, string), brass, magnet, paint and wire
Unique

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Compass travellers (east), 2022
44 x 82 x 16 cm | 17 ⅜ x 32 ¼ x 6 ⅜ in
Arrow (wood, feather, steel, string), brass, stainless steel, magnet, paint and wire
Unique

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Compass travellers (south), 2022
27 x 82 x 22 cm | 10 ⅝ x 32 ¼ x 8 ⅝ in
Arrow (wood, feather, steel, string), brass, magnet, paint and wire
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The missing left brain, 2022
Dimensions variable
Projection

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Escultura de Olafur Eliasson, Color Spectrum Kaleidoscope, 2003 Galería Elvira González

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

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Situated absence navigator (Sector 2), 2021
182 x 152 x 7 cm | 71 ⅝ x 60 x 2 ¾ in
Watercolour and pencil on paper

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Situated absence navigator (Sector 4), 2021
182 x 152 x 7 cm | 71 ⅝ x 60 x 2 ¾ in
Acuarela y lápiz sobre papel

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Situated absence navigator (Sector 7), 2021
182 x 152 x 7 cm | 71 ⅝ x 60 x 2 ¾ in
Watercolour and pencil on paper

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Compass travellers (northeast), 2022
24 x 86 x 22 cm | 9 ½ x 34 x 8 ⅝ in
Arrow (wood, feather, steel, string), brass, magnet, paint and wire
Unique

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Compass travellers (east), 2022
44 x 82 x 16 cm | 17 ⅜ x 32 ¼ x 6 ⅜ in
Arrow (wood, feather, steel, string), brass, stainless steel, magnet, paint and wire
Unique

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Compass travellers (south), 2022
27 x 82 x 22 cm | 10 ⅝ x 32 ¼ x 8 ⅝ in
Arrow (wood, feather, steel, string), brass, magnet, paint and wire
Unique

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The missing left brain, 2022
Dimensions variable
Projection

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Escultura de Olafur Eliasson, Color Spectrum Kaleidoscope, 2003 Galería Elvira González

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

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