New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck
We wrote about Ron Mueck’s hyperrealistic human sculptures three years ago, and now he is back with three more incredible works. Mueck never rushes the scrupulous process – the sculptures, called “Young Couple,” “Woman with Shopping Bags” and “Couple under an Umbrella”, took him two years to create. They will be on exposition in Paris at the Fondation Cartier through September 29.
The new trio remains consistent with Mueck’s style – London-based artist demonstrates amazing attention to detail in his work, making it feel as if you’re looking at somebody else’s private and intimate moment or their own mirror. The fact that his sculptures usually exceed real-life people sizes does not minimize how realistic they are.
“I never made life-size figures because it never seemed to be interesting. We meet life-size people every day,” says Mueck.
Mueck is known for not being big on interviews and talking about
his work. The most revealing insights on his work so far were made
by photographer Gautier Deblonde, who was exclusively allowed to
film a documentary in Mueck’s studio. Even then the artist said very
few words in the whole 52-minute film. His art speaks for itself!
13 Hyper-realistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck
While many artists strive to glamorize, and portray our world to be better than it actually is, others simply find art in our ordinary lives and our simple bodies. Mueck is one of those artists, and is now well known for his super realistic sculptures where he portrays humans at key stages in the life cycle, from birth through middle age, to death.
Ron Mueck, now working in the United Kingdom, was born in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. The son of German-born toy-makers, he grew up making creatures, puppets and costumes in his spare time, experimenting with materials and techniques. He started his career as a model maker and puppeteer for children’s films (such as Labyrinth, The Storyteller and etc.). Later he was making photo-realistic props and animatronics for the advertising industry. In 1996 Mueck transitioned to fine art and in 1999 he was appointed as Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London.
Without further ado, let’s take a little virtual museum tour, and explore these mind-blowing photo realistic sculptures by Ron Mueck.
Man in a Boat
Woman With Sticks