Gottfried Helnwein Info

Press and Media

MIZUE, Tokyo, Japan – November 30, 1988

art magazine, Japan

THE BLACK MIRROR, The world of Gottfried Helnwein

by Toshiharu Ito

Artist of inner Turmoil.
Gottfried Helnwein's works from the 1980's are represented by the self-portraits in his "Black Mirror" series.
However, these works reach far beyond the boundaries of the ordinary self-portrait.
They reflect the inner wants and desperation which lies within the viewer's own self.
Helnwein points out the new form of the modern self-portrait which involves the creator and viewer alike.