Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck is an Hyperrealist sculptor. He was origionally born in Austrailia, but has spent many years in Great Britain making his works world wide known. I researched his background a bit more, his parents were toy makers so as a child he took part in the creation of puppets and costumes, I personally think this has a slight part to do with art, his pieces has a slight puppet look to them? Or is it just me that thinks that. Mueck has had no other art education, Mueck was able to establish a career making models for film and television including Labyrinth (which is one of my most favourite films ever!)and puppets for Sesame Street. He now works in London making props for a production company.

Mueck has devoted himself full-time to his art entierly, he formalluly said that he was interested in photography, but he thought that photographs were too flat/2D so he started creating life looking sculptures. His pieces are always either smaller than life-size or huge, I really like this, I think it has more of a imaginary looking feel to it, which I love. Mueck has used fiberglass to create his sculptures  and has started using silicone, a more flexible material that is easier to shape.

Mueck eventually switched over to fine art, making pieces with his mother-in-law, Paula Rego, (Who I love, her work is a huge inspiration to me!) His piece which made his name well known,was dead dad. I think this piece is beautiful.Its a haunting cast of the corpse of Mueck’s Father. Its about 2 times smaller  than the actual scale. The hair of the finished product is actually Mueck’s. I think thats rather touching, its like as if he wanted to be a part of his Father, even though he wasnt around anymore, amazing.

‘Dead Dad’


‘Wild Man’

‘Mother and Baby’

‘Woman with sticks’

‘Drift’

‘Mask’ (I think!)

‘Old Ladies’

‘A Girl’

‘Big Man’

I hope you enjoyed reading, Thanks xo

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About cerysjames

A 19 year old Textile Design student studying in Cardiff! I decided to start up a blog as a diary for all things textile! Mostly inspiration and exhibitions I've been too. My favourite things are printing and having a big imagination!

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