Hohlspiegelobjekt (Energetische Plastik). 1980. Object. 104 square concave mirrors on wooden plate. In plexiglass objet box. Verso signed and dated as well as with stamp 'Energetische Plastik'. Object box: 213 x 132 x 8 cm (83.8 x 51.9 x 3.1 in). [JS].
Luther's large mirror objects are considered the artist's most sought-after works on the international auction market.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Lower Saxony.
All "Hohlspiegelobjekte", a term conceived by the artist himself, are characterized by a strict serial arrangement of identical elements. Luther's object's follow the mere purpose of being instruments of a new perception of light. They have a multidimensional effect, as, on the one hand, the mirrors reflect the space around them and, on the other, add optical dynamic. In some cases the sensory confusion plays a role in the work's reception, because the concave mirror objects do not only multiply their surroundings and twist and turn the perspective, moreover, the observer's change of perspective conveys a complex visual experience that results in ever new unusual moments of perception.