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Ólafur Elíasson a Danish Icelandic contemporary artist

Born 5 February 1967, Ólafur Elíasson is an Icelandic–Danish artist known for sculptured and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer's experience.

In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research and in 2014, Eliasson and his long-time collaborator, German architect Sebastian Behmann founded Studio Other Spaces, an office for architecture and art.

Ólafur Elíasson has produced some stunning works that make you want to interact with them to experience them fully

In 2003 he installed The Weather Project, which has been described as "a milestone in contemporary art", in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London.

Olafur used humidifiers to create a fine mist in the air via a mixture of sugar and water, as well as a semi-circular disc (reflected by the ceiling mirror to appear circular) made up of hundreds of monochromatic lamps which radiated yellow light. The ceiling of the hall was covered with a huge mirror, in which visitors could see themselves as tiny black shadows against a mass of orange light symbolizing the sun. Many visitors responded to this exhibition by lying on their backs and waving their hands and legs.

Olafur's artwork Your rainbow panorama consists of a circular, 150 metres long and 3 metres wide corridor made of glass in every color of the spectrum. It has a diameter of 52 metres and is mounted on 3.5 metres high columns on top of the roof of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Aarhus.

It opened in May 2011 and visitors can walk through the corridor and have a panoramic view of the city

Here are just a few images of some of his work but you can learn more about the artist via his website

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