Vik Muniz is active/lives in California / Brazil. Vik Muniz is known for non objective.
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Biography Vik Muniz
The following is excerpted from from NYTimes.com of March 2, 2001
By GRACE GLUECK
It's not that Vik Muniz likes to reduce the work of other artists to dust; far from it. One of his claimed aims is to get viewers to look harder at the originals.
In his show at the Whitney Museum, "The Things Themselves: Pictures of Dust by Vik Muniz," he uses Minimalist and post-Minimalist sculptures and paintings exhibited at the Whitney over a 30-year period as the basis for nine pictures literally made from dust.
If Minimalism stripped art down, reducing it to bare self-referential essentials, Mr. Muniz figured, why couldn't Minimalism itself be pared? The mass and permanence of the work could be belied though ce
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