Saturday, June 21, 2008

An Image A Week: Vik Muniz

Of all the projects that Vik Muniz has done over the years, his series Pictures Of Chocolate is one of my favorites. The images are a wonderful fusion of cultural referentiality and painstaking craftsmanship. There is often a pronounced sense of transience in Muniz's work, an instability that only becomes tangible when frozen by the photographic process.

Also, Muniz's most recent project Gordian Puzzles is well worth checking out, and shares some distinct similarities with the images from Pictures Of Chocolate.


Image © Vik Muniz