VIK MUNIZ "KEY, FROM EARTHWORKS" 2006
Vik Muniz is a Brazilian artist (B. 1961) currently working out of New York.
Muniz is well known for his broad range of experimental works. While Muniz had started his career as a sculptor, his practice today is almost entirely photo based - creating works but then photographing them.
His interest in the human visual understanding is the running theme behind the majority of his work, of which this photograph, "Key From Earthworks", is a perfect example.
The "Earthworks" series also includes images of electrical outlets, tobacco pipes, footprints, scissors, dice, paper airplanes, envelopes, and coat hangers. The juxtaposition of intimate, inanimate objects and the living, changing landscape makes this photograph series an expression that is truly striking.
Muniz's innovative and shifting methods of visual communication are what constantly gains recognition and admiration internationally. He frequently destabilizes the conventions of the Art History canon by revisiting or appropriating conventions and icons but realizing them in unconventional materials and creation strategies.
Vik Muniz's works can be found in the collections of the MoMA, the Tate, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Met, and the Whitney to name a few.
To learn more about Vik Muniz, Caviar20 recommends the 2010 documentary "Waste Land".
Additional images available on request.
"Key, from Earth Works" 2006
From an edition of 100
Signed and numbered by the artist verso.
Published by Blindspot Editions,
10"H x 8"W (image)
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