By using these convex mirrors—a fixture of the everyday urban landscape—SpY gives viewers a way to watch themselves. Yet, due to their shape, these mirrors will distort the reality that they see. As the installation will inevitably be documented on mobile phones, it also brings forth issues of privacy. When pedestrians walk by, their faces become reflected in the sculpture and perhaps immortalized for anyone to see.
At the same time, Reflection is a hypnotic sculpture that follows a rich tradition of
Reflection, which was created for the ARCO Art Fair, is currently on view in Madrid in the windows of the El Corte Inglés department store.
Reflection is a new kinetic sculpture by Spanish street artist SpY.
It’s made from 20 convex traffic mirrors.
Through its slow, hypnotic movement it asks viewers to think about reality and distortion.
It also touches on themes of the vigilance we are surrounded by and how we deal with privacy.
The moving sculpture is located in the windows of Madrid’s El Corte Inglés department store.