No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde
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Artist: Philipine Vinke

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Serie: Obsolete Egos  |  more info »

Obsolete Egos are made from recycled European mirrors. Since part of their reflective surfaces have been removed, these mirrors represent both the reflective side of humanity as well as its transparency. The colourful opaqueness of the epoxies complete the viewer’s brain-freeze, as the eye cannot comprehend the pairing of the see-through glass with a shiny surface. Do we need an Ego? And if so, what for? Do you reflect? What do you see?
Some mirrors are lovingly gifted to me. Others I buy on eBay or in charity shops. They come from bridal stores and attics. I polish them, because they are beautiful, and they are worth to be made transparent.