Artist Influences, Studio

Jeppe Hein- Mirror Wall (Saatchi Gallery)


heinAt first the mirror appears to be a straightforward mirror but it begins to move slightly when approached. Viewing your vibrating reflection and the accompanying distorted backdrop of the gallery space creates a sense of dizziness and a feeling of separation from the familiar. It prompts us to consider our spatial awareness and our relationship with what we see and where we are. Hein’s perceptual magic tricks are his way of getting the audience to engage with the art. His work can only be experienced through participation and expands our notion of what art is or could be. ‘For me, the concept of sculpture is closely linked with communication… By challenging the physical attention of the viewer, an active dialogue between artwork, surrounding and other visitors is established that lends the sculpture a social quality.’


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