Miroirs (2008-2017)

Archeological mirrors (made before the invention of hand-held mirrors) have been found in all civilizations (Asian, Etruscan, Greco-Roman, Egyptian), crafted into spherical forms in homage to the sun. These were symbolic, transitory objects placed in graves to accompany the deceased after they had died. In this project, Jean-Baptiste Huynh studied oxidized mirrors that had lost the ability to reflect, so coated with patina it had become impossible to see one’s own reflection.

The works from the MIROIRS series can be found in the LUMIERE book, which accompanied the Rémanence retrospective of Jean-Baptiste Huynh’s work at the Louvre Museum in 2012.