meet Vik Muniz.
originally from Brazil, this brilliant artist made his way to the good ol’ U. S. of A. via a bar fight gone wrong. you might recognize his name from his cloud art or delicious chocolate syrup/sugar portraits or wire masterpieces; his creative tendencies happen to work their way thru several mediums, including but not limited to drawing, photography, and sculpture.
cloud MAU x chocolate MAO
during my last trip to the Phoenix Art Museum, i got the chance to see one of his prints from his ‘Junk’ series up-close and it was simply stunning. even as a large scale print, the example of his work on the museum wall did NO JUSTICE to the actual work itself. he is a genius with his use of micros + macros.
here’s the one that’s currently @ the Phoenix Art Museum:
a few more to make your eyes pop:
as if he couldn’t get more mind-blowing, Mr.Muniz turns out to be a true humanatarian & environmentalist as well. see how his use of trash/junk/garbage affects real change in real lives:
available thru Netflix (of course.) 😀
learn more about the magnificent Muniz here: