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Olafur Eliasson Art

Danish, b. 1967

Through his photography, drawings, paintings, films, sculptures and large-scale immersive installations that integrate natural elements such as light, water and air, artist Olafur Eliasson is focused on sustainability and climate change, and seeks to explore how human beings interact with their environment.

Born in 1967, Eliasson grew up in Denmark and Iceland and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1989 to 1995. Following graduation, he moved to Berlin, where he founded his design studio — Studio Olafur Eliasson. 

Since 1997, Eliasson’s works have appeared in numerous museums worldwide, with his public-space installations garnering critical acclaim throughout the 2000s. In 2003, he represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale. That same year, he introduced his installation, The Weather Project, at the Tate Modern in London, for which he worked with a semi-circular screen, a ceiling of mirrors and artificial mist to create the illusion of a sun. 

In 2008, he was commissioned by New York’s Public Art Fund to create a public space project called Waterfalls, which was installed in several locations along New York City’s waterfronts. Then, in 2011, Eliasson created Your Rainbow Panorama, a circular, richly colored glass walkway on top of the ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark. 

For Eliasson’s famous work Ice Watch, he and geologist Minik Rosing brought icebergs from Greenland to public squares in Copenhagen (2014), Paris (2015) and London (2018) in order to raise awareness of climate change.

Eliasson’s dedication to environmentalism extends past his art. In 2012, he founded the company Little Sun with engineer Frederik Ottesen, which produces and distributes solar lamps and chargers for use in off-grid communities. 

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Artist: Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson, Herbarium - Collage of Dried Water Lilies, Contemporary Art
By Olafur Eliasson
Located in Hamburg, DE
Olafur Eliasson (Danish-Icelandic, b. 1967) Herbarium, 2021 Medium: Collage of dried and pressed Nympheas Ellisana water lilies (Latour-Marliac) on Lanaquarelle handmade paper, in fl...
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Herbarium -- Collage, Flowers, Unique, Neon Frame by Olafur Eliasson
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Herbarium, 2021 Olafur Eliasson Collage of dried and pressed Nympheas Ellisana water lilies on Lanaquarelle handmade paper Signed by the artist From the edition of 100 (each unique)...
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"Your Reversed Berlin" 2016 Color-print on Fuji crystal archive II paper
By Olafur Eliasson
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) is a critically acclaimed Icelandic-Danish artist recognized for his work across multiple mediums including installations, sculpture, painting, photography, and film. A long-time advocate of climate activism, Eliasson's work situates the viewer in immersive atmospheric environments, offering tangible experiences that epitomize the most ominous threat of our lifetime. Engulfed in multisensory experiences, Eliasson invites the audience to contemplate our interdependence with the earth while highlighting the significance of personal accountability in combating climate issues. "Your Reversed Berlin" features the Berlin cityscape shot from the artist's studio at an elevated vantage point. The same image is duplicated and inverted to fit into a circular reproduction, which is overlayed in the center of the work to complete the original image. Color filled-glass covers the surface of the second photo, its hue alternating based on varied lighting. The glass doubles as a mirror, confronting the viewer with their own reflection when standing directly in front of the work. "Your Reversed Berlin" was commissioned by the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum in consortium with Benefit Print Project to mark the 50th anniversary of the Israel Museum. In 2022, the work was included in Hot Mess...
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Contact is content at Seljalandsfoss, Contemporary, 21st Century, C Print
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Contact is content at Seljalandsfoss, Contemporary, 21st Century, C Print C-Print Edition of 100 Each 53 x 42 cm (20 x 16.5 in.) Signed and numbered on adhesive label In mint conditi...
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