Vik Muniz: SURFACES
When photography was officially announced in 1838 the first thing people thought was that painting would be dead, but actually photography liberated painting to look at itself and understand how people had looked at the world up to that point.
- Vik Muniz
Ben Brown Fine Arts is pleased to announce SURFACES, our fifth solo exhibition at the Hong Kong gallery of internationally acclaimed artist Vik Muniz. The exhibition features new works from Muniz's most recent series, Surfaces, which explores concepts of perception, reality, representation and materiality. Based on extensive research of iconic works by Cubist and 20th century masters including Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Paul Cézanne, Fernand Léger and Giorgio Morandi, Muniz creates these unique works using a hybrid technique of photographing handcrafted, three-dimensional elements - most notably painting and collaged components - and reprocessing them through photographic collages. The Surfaces works invite the viewer to question what lies beneath the surface and explore the dichotomy between the physical object and its depiction, stimulating and expanding the expectations of one's visual repository.