I saw an article over on Colossal Art & Design on a new show by Vik Muniz, and thought I’d share it here. Muniz was born in Sao Paolo, & now lives & works in Brooklyn. Over the years he’s done a lot of “experimental collage” for want of a better description, working with: sugar; fake diamonds; cigarette butts and ashes; toys, and (as in this case) magazines. Without too much commentary on what it is or is not, I was quite taken by his reworking of “Starry Night” by Van Gogh. There is something pleasantly obsessive about recreating brushstrokes with torn bits from magazines.
Also charming is his reworking of “Picking Flowers in a Field” by Mary Cassatt.
This series is currently on display at Galerie Xippas (Paris). Click here to view more works from the series and/or get more information.