The human body is a central focus in Philipp Gufler’s mirror painting series. Looking at the work, the spectator is confronted with their own image. To make these works Gufler uses a silkscreen printing technique on mirrored glass in order to produce layers of translucent pigment.
“Gufler’s ‚mirrorical’ art passes through the looking glass; his spaces are traps for the gaze. The reflective surfaces and diaphanous scrims in his oeuvre function as projection screens and as obstacles in games of identification and disidentification; recognition and misrecognition; self-performance and self-alienation.“
— Sven Lütticken
‘A Shrine to Aphrodite’ features texts by Philipp Gufler and Sven Lütticken, photos by Julika Rudelius and is designed by Sabo Day. The publication is published by Hammann von Mier Verlag.