Renowned artist bursts into B.C. on a grand scale

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

Brazilian-born, New York City-based artist Vik Muniz isn’t afraid of bold new adventures. Muniz, 52, began his artistic career as a sculptor but moved on to photographic representations of his work, building finely detailed mosaics from quotidian materials like chocolate, sugar and junkyard rubbish and then photographing them. Driven to explore different mediums, he has been at the heart of two documentary films, including the Academy Award-nominated Waste Land, which chronicles Muniz’s work at a Brazilian junkyard located in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

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