Black Quasi Bricks
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1967. Eliasson made his name known worldwide with “The Weather Project” he presented at the Tate Modern in 2003. A giant orange light imitating the sun was hung in a hall filled with artificial fog, and people were lying on the floor looking up to the vague reflections of themselves in the mirror that covered the entire ceiling. Eliasson’s works always require light, space, and the viewer’s eye. He placed people in a simulated environment by artificially reproducing or imitating natural phenomena. Global climate, environment problems, and energy issues are also directly connected to his artworks. At the Studio Olafur Eliasson located in Berlin, it is not only a production space of his artworks, but also serves as a base for his research on spatial cognition, which is the motivation of his works and for addressing environmental issue. Eliasson was awarded the Wolf Prize in the Arts in 2014 and the Praemium Imperiale Award in Sculpture in 2023.