Photographic Delusions – The Art of Brazilian born artist Vik Muniz
As any art lover will attest, there is a certain rush when you discover a completely new and fascinating way of creating your vision of what art should be. This rush came over me when I recently discovered the photographic art of Vik Muniz. Brazilian born Muniz creates his simple yet incredibly deep works from unusual means like chocolate syrup, sugar, wires, and beads. There is even a peanut butter version of DaVinci’s Mona Lisa.
Muniz, who now lives and works in New York City, has been creating larger-scale works, such as pictures carved into the earth or made of huge piles of “junk”. Muniz’s art has been featured in “The Hours -Visual Art of Contemporary Latin America" (2007) - an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
Vik Muniz’s art pieces really are spectacular. There is a certain humility and humor in his work. If you are able to see one of his exhibits, I highly suggest going to see the work of an obviously significant artist. The best part is, it will leave you wondering, “why didn’t I think of this?” as so many great works of art often do.