Olafur Eliasson

Facts

Birth place
1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives in
Berlin and Copenhagen
Works with
Installation and photography

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is an engineer of the minimalist spectacle. He is well known for his immersive installations and sculptures that use the ethereal power of air, water and light to create works that play with our emotions and perceptions of self and space. Eliasson has been described as a having the "mental discipline of a scientist and the emotional responsibility of a poet".