Recently, I took my first trip to the Museum of Modern Art also known as the “MoMA” and I must say I truly enjoyed myself. Through out the museum was some of the best art I’ve ever encountered and I wondered to myself what took me so long to visit this place. One of the many that captivated my attention was Robert Heinecken, a man who was considered a photographer but was mainly known for composing photographic images without a camera!
Heinecken used magazine photos,packaging from products and things we may deem as everyday trash to create his masterpieces. When I first heard about his art before actually seeing his work, I thought all that was done was simple collage work and I could not fathom what could actually be so amazing about such a thing until finally, I was face to face with his exhibit at the MoMA.
This piece known as “Object Matter” is an example of what made Heinecken one of the most influential and innovative artist alive. His unique use and placement of imagery from magazines and newspapers formed some of the most astonishing art I’ve seen. Whats amazing is his ability to form human faces, bodies and expression out of objects that I personally would have never found useful nor artistic.
If your in the area and especially into art, I highly recommend you to check out Robert Heinecken’s exhibition at the MoMa museum. I promise you won’t regret it!