Tate Modern Artists: Olafur Eliasson
The Modern Artists Series from Tate Publishing focuses on living artists. Generously illustrated, accessible, and affordable, these are essential references for those interested in contemporary visual culture. See abramsbooks.com for the complete list.
Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) pushes the boundaries of space using materials such as lights, mirrors, and water in conjunction with architectural and landscape settings. The result is some of the most ambitious and immersive contemporary art in the world, including The Weather Project, commissioned for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in 2003, which used hundreds of yellow lamps and enormous mirrors to create a dazzling sunset and reflections of viewers and the surroundings. Drawing on a wealth of references ranging from nature to science, and using a wide variety of media, including photographs, installations, outdoor projects, videos, films, architecture, and design collaborations, his artistic output is remarkable for its breadth and diversity. This eye-opening addition to the Tate Modern Artists series features new interviews with the artist and over 100 color illustrations.