Vik Muniz, Double Mona Lisa (Peanut Butter and Jelly)(1999)

Past Exhibitions

Marat(Sebastiao)(2008) from Vik Muniz's Pictures of Garbage series
Vik Muniz, Marat (Sebastião)(2008) from Pictures of Garbage

Vik Muniz

14 December 2019 - 8 March 2020

Vik Muniz is distinguished as one of the most innovative and creative artists of our time. Endlessly playful and inventive in his approach, Muniz harnesses a remarkable virtuosity in creating his renowned “photographic delusions”. Working with a dizzying array of unconventional materials including sugar, tomato sauce, diamonds, magazine clippings, chocolate syrup, dust, and junk Muniz painstakingly builds tableaux before recording them with his camera. From a distance the subject of each resulting photograph is discernible; up close, the work reveals a complex and surprising matrix through which it is assembled. That revelatory moment when one thing transforms into another is of deep interest to the artist.