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Vik Muniz

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by CinchedWaist, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. CinchedWaist

    CinchedWaist Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 2,691 Likes Received: 1
    As you all know, I'm not a thread starter.
    However, after ranting about Vik Muniz in paper chase I decided I would share him with you all. I saw him a few weeks ago on a local public tv station and he blew my mind. After much searching on the internet i finally found him again.
    He is a magnificant artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    The stuff of his that amaze me the most are his pictures of his art.
    That is, when you see something like this :

    http://www.tenverses.org/article_img/VM_SERRA_PROP_72.jpg'>

    you think, ok, he put some art down with charcoal. Thats actually a piece of work from his "Pictures of Dust" collection. He makes the image by arranging dust on paper and then taking a picture of it.

    Even more amazing is his "Sugar Children" collection. He took dark paper and arranged household sugar on it to make portraits. Then he took a picture and of what he created.

    [img]http://www.tenverses.org/article_img/VM_VALENTINA_72dpi.jpg'>

    Then there is his "Pictures of Chocolate" collection in which he uses basically the same technique. Here is Pollack:

    [img]http://www.tenverses.org/article_img/VM_NAMUTH_72.jpg'>

    He also has Pictures of Thread, Wire, Soil and Ink, among other things (I enjoy his erotica paintings as well :) )
    If you do check him out, though, remember that when you see his wire collection, its not just a drawing. Its a sculpture he made and then took a picture of, like the rest of his stuff. Pretty amazing. I couldn't post more of his stuff b/c his site is mostly in flash.



    [url=http://www.vikmuniz.net]his site[/url]
     
  2. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    thats amazing.

    i had read recently (i think on this site) about a woman who made art from her period blood.
    it repulsed me..

    this guy however, is really fuckin onto something here..way more creative than found objects, plus more aestethically pleasing, which i am always looking for in artwork..

    nice addition.

    that chocolate thing is ill.
    i like it
    andi wanna eat it.
     
  3. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
  4. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    Wow...that shit's nice as fuck. Has this been done before?


    (..sounding ignorant to the art crowd.)
     
  5. CinchedWaist

    CinchedWaist Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 2,691 Likes Received: 1
    uh, that period painting made me feel queasy.
     
  6. Daddy Screw

    Daddy Screw Member

    Joined: Jun 15, 2002 Messages: 551 Likes Received: 29
    well done, creative, original. i like. might steal the idea.
     
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