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Finding inspiration in the constant regeneration of perception, Jeppe Hein's work asks the viewer to become aware of the elemental processes that form sensory reality. Born from ideas in Eastern philosophy and sculpture's potential for profound spatial recombination, the works offer a world of experiential simultaneity.

JH 525

Jeppe Hein

Intersecting Circles

2019

High polished stainless steel

87 3/8 x 85 x 70 inches (222 x 216 x 178 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2 AP

JH 525

 

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Jeppe Hein

Intersecting Circles

2019

High polished stainless steel

87 3/8 x 85 x 70 inches (222 x 216 x 178 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2 AP

JH 525

 

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Jeppe Hein

Intersecting Circles

2019

High polished stainless steel

87 3/8 x 85 x 70 inches (222 x 216 x 178 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2 AP

JH 525

 

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Jeppe Hein

Intersecting Circles

2019

High polished stainless steel

87 3/8 x 85 x 70 inches (222 x 216 x 178 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2 AP

JH 525

 

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Intersecting Circles (2019) uses the artist's mirror lamellae (tall strips of highly polished mirror anchored to the floor) to create a blurred, labyrinthine experience of the gallery space. Walking through the space awakens the latent capacity for infinite suggestive spaces, causing a temporary interruption in experience that is both disorienting and elevating.

JH 522

Jeppe Hein

Breathe from Pineal to Hara

2019

Powder-coated aluminum, violet, blue, green, yellow and red neon tubes, two-way mirror, powder-coated steel, transformers

51 1/4 x 51 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches (130 x 130 x 13 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 522

 

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Jeppe Hein

Breathe from Pineal to Hara

2019

Powder-coated aluminum, violet, blue, green, yellow and red neon tubes, two-way mirror, powder-coated steel, transformers

51 1/4 x 51 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches (130 x 130 x 13 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 522

 

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Jeppe Hein

Breathe from Pineal to Hara

2019

Powder-coated aluminum, violet, blue, green, yellow and red neon tubes, two-way mirror, powder-coated steel, transformers

51 1/4 x 51 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches (130 x 130 x 13 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 522

 

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Jeppe Hein

Breathe from Pineal to Hara

2019

Powder-coated aluminum, violet, blue, green, yellow and red neon tubes, two-way mirror, powder-coated steel, transformers

51 1/4 x 51 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches (130 x 130 x 13 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 522

 

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Breathe From Pineal to Hara (2019), a visual representation of an energy-balancing breathing exercise, consists of concentric rings of colored neon behind a two-way mirror. As the rings alight from inner to outer and back again, the shifting reflections of viewers and the surrounding space activate new images while the hypnotic rhythm of the neon intimates a breathing cycle. The usually unconscious act of breathing becomes a subject, a physical manifestation of being part of this world as well as propositional others. Experiencing one's self in different permutations in one space, situating the body and mind in new ways, Hein acts as guide to an inner voice, a picture of existence that involves fragmented and multiple perspectives at once.

"Art should sharpen the senses, heighten awareness and perception of space, and establish a dialogue between people and their surroundings.”

 

- Jeppe Hein, excerpted from "Interview Jeppe Hein - Kazuo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA,” in Jeppe Hein 360º, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2011.

JH 561

Jeppe Hein

WE ARE WE WE ARE ONE

2020

Powder-coated aluminum, neon tubes, two-way mirror, powder-coated steel, transformers

39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 4 inches (100 x 100 x 10 cm)

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 561

 

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JH 529

Jeppe Hein

Threefold Divisions

2019

High polished stainless steel, aluminum, electric motor

57 1/8 inches (145 cm) diameter

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 529

 

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Jeppe Hein

Threefold Divisions

2019

High polished stainless steel, aluminum, electric motor

57 1/8 inches (145 cm) diameter

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 529

 

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Jeppe Hein

Threefold Divisions

2019

High polished stainless steel, aluminum, electric motor

57 1/8 inches (145 cm) diameter

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 529

 

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Jeppe Hein

Threefold Divisions

2019

High polished stainless steel, aluminum, electric motor

57 1/8 inches (145 cm) diameter

Edition of 3, with 2AP

JH 529

 

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Threefold Divisions, 2019

“The mirror is a useful tool to enable this switch from you to I and back again, replacing internal experience with external view. Not only does the mirror confront the viewer with their own image, however, but it can also extract a segment of reality from the seamless flow of time and space, and hold it up as an exhibit to be viewed from a distance. Many of Hein’s works rely on such unsettling or surprising qualities of the mirror for their effects; not the lateral slide from sense to nonsense that occurs in Alice’s Looking Glass, but an unmooring of the fixed coordinates of time and place, releasing them from their singularity and specificity.”

 

-Kirsty Bell, excerpted from “Step Right Up,” in A Smile For You, Walther König, Köln, 2013.

JH 553

Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#05

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (light blue

and dark yellow, medium green and medium blue,

medium yellow and light orange, medium purple and

medium blue), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 553

 

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Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#05

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (light blue

and dark yellow, medium green and medium blue,

medium yellow and light orange, medium purple and

medium blue), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 553

 

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Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#05

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (light blue

and dark yellow, medium green and medium blue,

medium yellow and light orange, medium purple and

medium blue), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 553

 

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Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#05

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (light blue

and dark yellow, medium green and medium blue,

medium yellow and light orange, medium purple and

medium blue), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 553

 

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Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#05

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (light blue

and dark yellow, medium green and medium blue,

medium yellow and light orange, medium purple and

medium blue), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 553

 

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JH 554

Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#08

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (medium

purple and medium blue, dark violet and light blue,

medium orange and medium yellow, dark orange and

dark purple), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 554

 

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Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#08

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (medium

purple and medium blue, dark violet and light blue,

medium orange and medium yellow, dark orange and

dark purple), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 554

 

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Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#08

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (medium

purple and medium blue, dark violet and light blue,

medium orange and medium yellow, dark orange and

dark purple), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 554

 

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Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#08

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (medium

purple and medium blue, dark violet and light blue,

medium orange and medium yellow, dark orange and

dark purple), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 554

 

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Jeppe Hein

Thoughts…#08

2019

Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer (medium

purple and medium blue, dark violet and light blue,

medium orange and medium yellow, dark orange and

dark purple), magnet, strings (white smoke), birch stem

4 balloons: 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (40 x 26 x 26 cm) each

Unique

JH 554

 

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Video by Jeppe Hein

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Jeppe Hein is widely known for his production of experiential and interactive artworks that can be positioned at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect. Unique in their formal simplicity and notable for their frequent use of humor, his works engage in a lively dialogue with the traditions of Minimalist sculpture and Conceptual art of the 1970s. Jeppe Hein’s works often feature surprising and captivating elements which place spectators at the centre of events and focus on their experience and perception of the surrounding space.

 

Recent solo exhibtions include Breathe with Me at UN Headquarters and in Central Park, New York City (2019); Kunstmuseum Thun (2018); Château La Coste (2017); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2015); Brooklyn Bridge Park New York (2015); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2013); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2011); IMA - Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (2010); ARoS Kunstmuseum, Århus (2009); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2009); Carré d’Art, Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes (2007); Sculpture Center, New York (2007); The Curve, Barbican Art Centre, London (2007); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2005) and P.S.1. MoMA, New York (2004) among others.

 

Permanent installations are on view at Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles Island (2018); Kistefos-Museet, Norway (2016); Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2013); City of Perth (2012); KUNSTEN Museum for Modern Art Aalborg (2011) and Bristol University (2009) among others.

 

For more information on Jeppe Hein please click here.