Innovative and playful, Muniz is equally at home working with images of chocolate sauce, spaghetti marinara, or the detritus of hole punchers. In doing so, he has carved out a unique niche within contemporary photography: one of trickster and philosopher as well as the creator of compelling, delightful images. From "Equivalents," his fluffy, sculpted cotton "clouds," to his latest color work, "Magazines," Muniz accompanies each series with in-depth writing that tickles our minds with amusing anecdotes detailing his inspiration for each; fascinates by revealing his methodology and working process; and enlightens by unveiling the thinking and historical influences behind each image.
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Author Biography - Vik Muniz
Vik Muniz was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1961. He currently lives and works in New York City. He is tremendously prolific, having had five major international solo shows in the U.S., Spain, Japan, Italy, and Brazil in the past year alone. In addition, he has exhibited at the Whitney Museum, New York; Centre National de la Photographie, Paris; the Irish Museum of Art, Dublin; and the Venice Biennale, as well as in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Gallery, London; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is the subject of a recent documentary