Olafur Eliasson

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s great interest in nature and the weather has been the focal point of his art for many years. He is especially known for large, spectacular and alluring installations that often incorporate light, air and water. Two million people visited his solar installation The weather project in the turbine hall at Tate Modern in 2003, and most Danes are familiar with his Your rainbow panorama on top of the ARoS museum in Aarhus. Social and climate issues are also major concerns for the artist, who in 2012 founded the social enterprise Little Sun, which manufactures solar cell lamps and solar-powered mobile chargers.

Weather the Weather, 2016

Bronze, mixed media

The wind often brings the weather; rain, cold,
clouds and fog are for example all dependent
on the wind. And for the Danish-Icelandic artist
Olafur Eliasson, it is the wind that creates
the work. Out of nowhere, you find yourself
enveloped in a cloud. You are in the middle
of the weather, until the work’s surroundings
change and alter character. An unpredictable
and indefinable experience that is different
every time.