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© Olafur Eliasson / Munich Re<br/>    Picture: Bruchhaus/Lachenmann, Munich<br />

Olafur Eliasson

Born 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin

Moss Wall, 2002

Natural moss on pumice stone
ca. 5 x 9 m

The source of inspiration for many of Olafur Eliasson's works is Iceland, where the artist spent his childhood. His experiences with the forces of nature there shape his artistic work. His themes revolve around movement and change processes, around light and reflections. In many cases, these are artificially created natural phenomena. Eliasson has a penchant for engaging the viewer as an actor and nature as his protagonist.

Eliasson designed an exterior façade for Munich Re. During the day, the "Moss Wall" over the entrance area is clearly visible. It is a kind of living image that responds to the natural environment, with its changing colours following the course of the seasons, integrating natural processes into the static architecture.

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