Artist of the Week: Olafur Eliasson
More than 30 works by Danish-Icelandic Artist Olafur Eliasson are set to be installed in an unmissable exhibition at Tate Modern this year, as a major retrospective of Eliasson's historical body of work. In 2003, Eliasson famously filled Tate Modern with sunlight with his 'Weather Project', but now Eliasson is set to continue with the theme of weather, but instead making it rain in the world famous gallery.
Today at MC, we are taking a look through some of Olafur Eliasson's previous works in the run up to the London exhibition 'Retrospective'.
Driven by interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self, Olafur Eliasson's works span sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation.
Eliasson grew up in both Denmark and Iceland, but now lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin.
The artist is best-known for sculptures and large-scale installations which employ elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience, creating a unique and ephemeral immersion.
See more about the exhibition here.