Ron Mueck’s Larger Than Life Sculptures

by The Scarlet Harlot on February 2, 2007 · 5 comments

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Ron Mueck creates oversize human sculptures. His pieces look so real, except that they range from itty bitty to stories high. How creepy, imagine walking down the street and running into one of these. I do apologize, but I can’t find a site of his own and the photo gallery on the Washington Post’s site is pretty limited. By the way, Mueck is a former television and film model maker with no formal art training (information taken from the Washington Post site).

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  • Tinkerbell

    I have seen one of Mueck exhibitions here in Oz, Photo’s of his work do not do him justice. If you have the chance to go and see them for yourself, do so! The realsim in his work is almost hauntingly beautiful.

  • .alphamonkey.

    I’ve long wanted to see one of his shows. The scale alone is impressive enough, but the hi-res photos I’ve seen of the work is indeed almost frighteningly realistic.  I’m so jealous you’ve been able to see them up close.

  • DataShade

    Most of my friends from high school went on to some sort of Fine Arts degree, and one of them came back from college with a saying from one of her art professors, that’s apparently been a sort of mantra among frantic artists-with-a-deadline for decades:  “If you’ve got a project due and you don’t know what to do, take something mundane and make it phallic.  If you can’t make it phallic, make it big.  If you can’t make it big, makes lots of them.”

    Not saying Mueck’s work isn’t cool, just that it’s funny he has no official training but he’s using, successfully, the artist’s version of the second oldest trick in the book.  (As opposed to the Magician’s second oldest trick in the book.)

  • Tinkerbell

    I think there’s a certain level of perfection in Muecks work that demands attention. It goes beyond the mathematical desire to produce an object, of sorts.

    There’s a love in his work, and besides, since when is an artist “trained”

    Art is beauty from spirit. It’s not taught.

  • Darin rusaw

    Are you showing in the U.S.A. at all. I think these are so cool and would love to see them in real life.

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