Monday, November 8, 2010

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist. I first saw his work at the San Fracisco MOMA his exhibition Take your time which then made it's way to Chicago, while I was visiting home, so I was able to see it again. His work is based on natural phenomena: rainbow, waterfalls, light - which all seem like very simplistic ideas except Eliasson has an instinct for the spectacular. His work become experiences- ephemeral and transient. Creating these installations or "experiences" allows the work to be that much more accessible- everyone see it's beauty.