Ron Mueck is an hyperrealistic sculptor who focuses on reproducing human body, playing with scale and details, creating an awkward, uncomfortable feeling on the viewer. His work will be on exhibition at Fundación Proa in La Boca, from November 16th 2013 to February 2014.
London-based Australian artist Ron Mueck was formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children’s television and films. In 1996, he started creating fine-art sculptures with his mother-in-law, Paula Rego. He first famous piece was terrifying and hyperrealistic “Dead Dad”, in which he reproduced the body of his dead father on a 2/3 scale. His further work is more often of gigantic proportions, like his five metre high sculpture Boy 1999 was a feature in the Millennium Dome and later exhibited in the Venice Biennale. The unusual size and incredible level of details of Mueck’s sculptures create a strange, disturbing sensation.
Fundación Proa brought Mueck’s works from Cartier Fundation in Paris. This will be the first time this artist is exhibited in Latin America.
Mueck next to his famous sculpture Dead Dad
In Bed, 2005
Mask II, 2001-2
Couple Under An Umbrella – 2013
Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929
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