Semi-Circular Mirror Labyrinth
Denmark born 1974
Semi-circular Mirror Labyrinth 2015
Stainless Steel, Aluminium
Acclaimed for his precise, geometric structures with highly reflective surfaces – in this case, polished stainless steel struts – Danish sculptor Jeppe Hein’s installations recall aspects of the Op art and Minimalist movements of the 1960s. However, unlike the pared-down shapes and formal objectivity of those idioms, Hein’s works are playful, seductive and dynamic.
Reminiscent of the colonnade of a classical temple, Hein’s four arcs composed of equidistant mirrored elements are optically activated by the viewer’s approach. Walking around the work, we are captivated by an ever-shifting visual spectacle of reflections, of light and elusive shadow, glimpses of ourselves, of other viewers and of the sky and surrounding landscape.
Hein was born in 1974 and educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and later at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He lives and works in Berlin.