Inspiration + Influence: Vik Muniz: Reflex

A book with a lot of creative ideas and soul amongst the critique.

Structurally it’s broken down by huge concepts- one chapter may be about the sky, then reference other art that is conceptually about the sky and space, and make mention of his own history either creating work that had similar themes.  It’s told in a very anecdotal way, and doesn’t shy away from any mistakes on Muniz’s part- he wants to paint European nations on the side of a cow, but can’t paint well enough on the moving beast, so he winds up with a painting of a cow on a cow.  It’s pretty standard that no matter what level one attains, some ideas aren’t going to work, and some go comically awry.

I highly recommend the book for anyone appreciating art and wanting to get a very human critique of history, concept and craft.


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