Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Icelandic

Olafur Eliasson's shows never fail to impress me.  Inspired by the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland, his current solo exhibition Volcanoes And Shelters at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is a tribute to his homeland - a land of transcendent beauty.

Eliasson at Tanya Bonakdar, New York 2012:





Perhaps the most impressive works at the exhibition are his three Objects Defined By Activity, which are a trio of water fountains positioned under three individual strobe lights in a darkened room.  I could hear the sound of cascading water but the pulsating white lights seemed to have frozen the water in time.  The interplay of the ephemeral and the eternal is sheer beauty, Icelandic.

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