Rena Bransten Projects

Vik Muniz: New Works

Vik Muniz: New Works

bullfinch and weeping cherry, from small flowers, after hokusai by vik muniz

Vik Muniz

Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry, from Small Flowers, after Hokusai, 2010

jeudi 9 septembre 2010samedi 23 octobre 2010


San Francisco, CA USA

Reception: Saturday, September 11, 4:00p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Rena Bransten Gallery is proud to present new works from internationally renowned artist, Vik Muniz.

The works presented by Muniz will be from his evolving Paper Series. Previously, this series was made up of famous black and white photographs that had been recreated using cut paper in tones of the gray scale. This time, Muniz moves beyond photography into the world of painting and printmaking to create works in color.

Some of the imagery Muniz utilizes is based on Japanese woodblock prints from the Edo period, such as Fudo Falls, Oji, No. 40, 1857, from the artist Utagawa Hiroshige and Bullfinch and Weeping Cherry after Katsushika Hokusai. Other examples are Winslow Homer's seascape Northeaster and Albrecht Dürer's botanical portrait The Great Piece of Turf. With these new colorful additions, Muniz continues to demonstrate his ability to use unorthodox materials to recreate canonical imagery, making audiences take another look at artworks that have permeated our visual culture throughout time.

Vik Muniz was born in 1961 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. His work has been exhibited extensively internationally in institutions such as, but not limited to, the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janiero, Brazil; P.S. 1, New York; Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan; and the Museo d'Arte Contemporania Roma, Rome, Italy. His retrospective Reflex, traveled globally from 2006 to 2009. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and Sao Paolo.

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