Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vik Muniz

I am enamored with artist Vik Muniz as of late. So ingenious! He was born in Brazil and 1961 and now lives in New York. He first became well known in the late 1990's for his chocolate pieces. He has worked with many different materials though, including: dust, caviar, diamonds, paper, earthworks, trash, food products, and more. His process often involves creating large scale images from odd materials and then taking photos of the finished images. There are so many that are amazing, but I included some of my favorites (the Double Mona Lisa is done in peanut butter and jelly and the following images of the Venus remake and the two lovers kissing are both made from trash).

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