Ron Mueck is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in the UK. 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. He moved to establish his own company in London making photo-realistic props and animatronics for the advertising industry. Although highly detailed, these props were usually designed to be photographed from one specific angle hiding the mess of construction seen from the other side. Mueck increasingly wanted to produce realistic sculptures which looked perfect from all angles. Mueck’s sculptures faithfully reproduce the minute detail of the human body, but play with scale to produce disconcertingly jarring visual images. His five metre high sculpture Boy 1999 was a feature in the Millennium Dome and later exhibited in the Venice Biennale.
Today, his work is held in important public and private collections internationally. See more his works from Gautier Deblonde’s capture.