Quote of Note | Olafur Eliasson

(Olafur Eliasson)“[J.M.W.] Turner’s ability to shape and frame light in his paintings has had a significant impact on my work….In the Turner color experiments, I’ve isolated light and color in Turner’s works in order to extract his sense of ephemera from the objects of desire that his paintings have become. The schematic arrays of colors on round canvases generate a feeling of endlessness and allow the viewer to take in the artwork in a decentralized, meandering way.”

Olafur Eliasson, whose new series of paintings in response to the work of J.M.W. Turner are on view at Tate Britain through January 25, 2015

Pictured: Olafur Eliasson, Colour experiment no. 61, 2014