- Name: Vik Muniz
- Born: 12/20/1961 (58 years old)
Vik Muniz (Portuguese pronunciation:[ˈvik muˈnis]; born 1961, in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working with unconventional materials such as tomato sauce, diamonds, magazine clippings, chocolate syrup, dust, dirt, etc., Muniz creates works of art , referencing old master’s paintings and celebrity portraits, among other things, and then photographs them. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim, and has been exhibited worldwide. He is currently represented by Galeria Nara Roesler based in New York and Brazil.
Birth Name: Vicente José de Oliveira Muniz
Alias: Vicente JosÃ© de Oliveira Muniz
Birth Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Vik Muniz quotes :
The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.Vik Muniz