Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sculptures of Ron Mueck

I've been doing quite a bit of figurative work lately - mostly faces and expressions in the glass pieces. My friend Alita thought I'd like this sculptor so she sent me a link. These are incredibly life like. It would be like running around and being a Lilliputian in Gulliver's Travels. You'd be only six inches tall and everything would look gigantic. I'd love to see these in person.

Ron Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in Great Britain. Mueck's early career was as a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, notably the film "Labyrinth" for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo.

Mueck works with a particular type of super-realism that has a long history. He invites people to take a close-up look at his work, to inspect the hairs, freckles and blemishes, to scrutinize the carefully modeled expression and contemplate the difference between artist-made reality and the world in which we live.

Look at the size of the baby sculpture! Moving monumental size sculptures has got to be difficult but then moving something so hyper real on top of it...well, it's kind of wild when you think about it.

Off to class tonight - beads in the kiln and I'll post some bead photos tomorrow.


rosebud101 said...

Wow! Those sculptures are great!

Sweetwater Designs said...

wonderful and fascinating..I would love to inspect these. great post~

Deb said...

Fabulous work. The attention to detail is incredible.

A huge exhibition of his work is on here in Christchurch from now until January.
I just have to find the entry ticket cost!

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

Deb - you are so lucky to be able to see these in person. Take lots of photos of you standing by one when you are there.