Artist Olafur Eliasson Explores Living Spaces

Artist Olafur Eliasson Explores Living Spaces

Rachael Grad
May 13, 2010

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliassonis known for his large scale public art projects like "The New York City Waterfalls" (2008). In his recent work, the artist also explores living spaces and the home.

Olafur Eliasson's work was recently on view in New York city in two separate venues: "Multiple shadow house" took over the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and "Your House" (2006), a laser-cut and hand-bound book, was on view at the Slash exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design. "Multiple shadow house" is a building that you can walk around and inside. Lights in different colors are "Your House" is a book with each page a cutout of the home — as the pages turn, the home gradually changes in size, adding rooms and altering shape.

Because his work involves constructed spaces, for past projects Olafur Eliasson has worked closely with architects. See more of Olafur Eliasson's artwork on his website.

Images: "Multiple shadow house" (2010) from the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery; "Your House" (2006) from Museum of Arts and Design; "Concentric mirror" (2003) from The Museum of Modern Art

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