vik muniz’s scrap metal animals at the armory show
(above) ‘hummingbird’, 2012 by vik muniz
brazilian artist vik muniz is well known for his ability to reincarnate various materials into highly detailed artworks. his latest iterations – currently being exhibited at the armory show in new york until the 10th of march, 2013 – repurposes scrap metal into a series of whimsical animals. the winking of golden metal offcuts brings each piece to life, transforming an otherwise forgotten material into a series of meticulously crafted artworks - again reinforcing the skill of muniz to transform trash into artistic treasure.