Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Marshall House, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ólafur Eliasson recently opened the doors of his new satellite studio at the Marshall House in Reykjavík.
Berlin has long been the artist's primary site for artistic production, where Studio Olafur Eliasson houses a dedicated project team and a range of passing interdisciplinary collaborators. In comparison, the Reykjavik studio is a small, informal cluster of rooms; a space for thinking and experimentation in direct response to the Icelandic context.
'Opening a satellite studio in Reykjavik is, for me, a very natural step,' Eliasson says. 'I've always felt emotionally connected to Iceland; its landscape and unique light conditions have been a strong source of inspiration, and an environment in which to test artistic ideas - almost like a studio situation itself.' (Wallpaper Magazine)
The intention behind the studio is to produce works from start to finish in Iceland, completely sourced by Icelandic materials. This is the case with Pebbles on the Beach (2017) and other works in line to be produced.
The Reykjavik studio is not a permanent exhibition, but rather a experimental space, where the visitor will be able to see and enjoy recent work from the artist's studio.