Olafur Eliasson – An Exploration of Light , Space, and Reason

May 21st, 2014 | Space

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Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist who creates large-scale installations that immerse the viewer in a new sense of space. His artwork often features unconventional geometry, mirrors, and natural elements such as light, water, and stone.

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The goal of Eliasson’s artwork is to help us question ideas of indivuality and collectivity, urging us to explore the link between thinking and doing. The experience he creates goes beyond entertainment into the realm of responsibility of action. But, if you don’t feel any of these emotions… undoubtedly, his work is beautiful.

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What I find particularly fascinating is that Eliasson treats his studio like a science lab. He’s even known to bring in actual scientists to advise him on new and ambitious projects. I find this borderline obsessive artistic exploration to be rather inspiring.

If you’re interested in experiencing his work first-hand, you can find a list of exhibitions here.


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