Hyperrealistic sculptures by Ron Mueck

Posted: 07.07.2011 at 20:59 |

Ron Mueck is well known for his hyperrealistic sculptures where he portrays humans at key stages in the life cycle, from birth through middle age, to death. 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. 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