Exhibition

Vik Muniz: New Works

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

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 Pictures of Paper series. Previously, this series was made up of famous black and white photographs 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 Durer's botanical portrait The Great Piece of Turf. With these new colorful editions, Muniz continues to demonstrate his ability to use unorthodox materials to recreate canonical imagery, making audiences take another look at artworks that have permeated out visual culture throughout time.

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

PRESS RELEASE

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 Pictures of Paper series. Previously, this series was made up of famous black and white photographs 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 Durer's botanical portrait The Great Piece of Turf. With these new colorful editions, Muniz continues to demonstrate his ability to use unorthodox materials to recreate canonical imagery, making audiences take another look at artworks that have permeated out visual culture throughout time.

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

PRESS RELEASE

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 Pictures of Paper series. Previously, this series was made up of famous black and white photographs 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 Durer's botanical portrait The Great Piece of Turf. With these new colorful editions, Muniz continues to demonstrate his ability to use unorthodox materials to recreate canonical imagery, making audiences take another look at artworks that have permeated out visual culture throughout time.

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

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