Partners In Design

7.10.2007

Ron Mueck/ Sculptor

Sometime last year, I went with a group of friends (one of them being Shalimar) to PS-1 to take a gander at some of the contemporary art that was being produced by the artists of today. I can remember distinctly being thrilled and surprised by some of the pieces being exhibited and having a renewed faith in contemporary art. The work was raw and emotional, and had a sense of substance that I hadn't come across in a while, having been a frequent of galleries in the city. Ironically though, one of the biggest inspirations of that experience was not one of the artist's showing their work, but a book I impulsively decided to pick up in the book shop. The book was a monograph of artist/sculptor Ron Mueck. His work captivated me instantly and was filled with an extreme sense of feeling.

Ron Mueck, An Australian Hyper-Realistic Sculptor, Is currently a free creating artist in Great Britian. 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. Since then, Ron Mueck has worked as a prop and puppet creator for various films and advertisement agencies. In 1996, Ron moved from Commercial art functionality to creating Fine Art. At this point, Ron Mueck has been a staple in Contemporary art museums and has been commissioned various times to create work that remains stationary at various world art museums.

All in all, I find his work to be inspiring and intense. It takes realism and the beauty of humanity and over exemplifies it to show how unique and imperfect we can be.





2 comments:

Alexandra said...

These are so creepy... so life-like. ::shivers:: I wish I had more talent in sculpture. Looks like fun.

Elizabeth said...

I saw the show at the Brooklyn Muesem. It was awe inspiring. I felt like every sculpture was about to move and start interacting with one another. It was really something to see in person and I'm glad I did.