Vik Muniz: A Brief History of Art




Vik Muniz: A Brief History of Art brings together a broad selection of the artist’s most iconic and venerated works from the last two decades.

Inspired by artists across centuries and artistic movements, from Sandro Botticelli and Francisco Goya to Van Gogh and Gerhard Richter, the exhibition features re-imaginings of famous masterpieces from the Early Renaissance through to the 21st century.  Muniz uses a wide range of unconventional materials, including dust, sugar, chocolate, diamonds, caviar, toys, junk, scrap metal, dry pigment, vintage postcards and magazine shreds to recreate and reference iconic imagery. These material constructions are photographed, then either magnified or shrunken in scale, with the final work of art becoming a documentation of his conceptual and artistic processes.  Reconstructing images that tap into the viewer’s subconscious visual repository, these works ask us to reconsider the familiar imagery in its altered form.

Duration 01 February 2022 - 15 March 2022
Times Monday - Friday 11am - 6pm Saturday 10.30am - 2.30pm
Cost Free
Venue Ben Brown Fine Arts
Address 12 Brook's Mews, London, W1K 4DG
Contact 020 7734 8888 / info@benbrownfinearts.com / www.benbrownfinearts.com

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