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.
いとう としはる = 1953年秋田県生まれ。東京大学大学院修了。西洋美術史。美術評論家。多摩美術大学講師。主著『写真都市』（冬樹社）、『ジオラマ論』『生体廃墟論』（リブロポート）。 Toshiharu Ito: Born in Akita in 1953. Graduate Course of Tokyo Univ., M.A. Art history. Art critic. Instructor at Tama Art Univ.