Geometric Mirrors I-III

Geometric Mirrors is a series of mirror angles, each comprised of two mirror surfaces intersecting at a 90° angle. While a perpendicular viewpoint simply reflects the viewer and the opposite space, an interesting visual phenomenon occurs when the viewer faces the corner angle directly. The right angle causes a duplicate reflection, as both mirrors reflect not only the space but also each other. Their widths become extended into the adjoining side, thus appearing to the viewer as a mirrored cross rather than a mirrored angle.
In addition, Geometric Mirrors I has a triangular opening on one side, creatingthe illusion of a rotated square in the reflection. Geometric Mirrors II has a semicircular opening on one side creating the illusion of a complete circle in the reflection. Geometric Mirrors III varies from the other versions in that one surface is triangular instead of rectangular, creating the illusion of an equilateral triangle in the reflection.

Year: 2010
Materials: aluminium, stainless steel, high polished steel (super mirror)
Dimensions: each 200 x 100 x 100 cm

Jeppe Hein and Larry Bell, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FR, 2010
Frieze Art Fair New York, USA, 2012
Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, 2015