We here at Lovelyish love to give tips on upcycling, using bulks of everyday items for an artistic or second use. Over a month ago, Shelby posted a unique guide to re-purposing your old magazines, and today, I present to you the ultimate crafter of our outdated glossies: Vik Muniz. The Brazilian artist has recreated historical pieces of art with scraps of old magazines. The tiny pieces have been gingerly ripped to precise shreds based on color and shape. See more celebrated works in an entirely new fashion after the jump.
The precision of detail that goes into each work represents a labor of love and respect for the original artists. Muniz manages to give the iconic images even more texture and giving the complex foliage a sense of overcrowding. Perhaps this could be an interpretation of how the past images were born in a simpler time and our modern era is busier than ever.
Vik Muniz has also used peculiar small articles. such as thread, jam, chocolate, toys, puzzles, and most famously, trash in past works. The artist definitely has a strong and poignant mission to beautify our most disregarded or undesirable items.
The compositions are on display now at the Xippas Gallery in Athens, Greece until late September.
Do you like the intricacy of Muniz’s recreations?