Xippas Gallery is pleased to present Handmade, new solo show of Vik Muniz.
Playing with the dichotomous relation between the object and its representation, the works from this new series transcend the bi-dimensionality of photographic image in order to reconnect with its materiality. Combining photography, painting and collage, these complex compositions – each being a unique artwork – are developed step by step and evoke a process of creation without, however, revealing it completely.
The construction of the image invites the viewer to attempt its deconstruction by eye. The purpose of the illusion created by Vik Muniz is not simply to destabilize our perception, but “to reveal the architecture of our concept of truth” 1.
1 Vik Muniz, « Natura Pictrix. Interviews and Essays on Photography », Edgewise, New York – Paris – Turin, 2003, p. 47