Ron Mueck exhibition at Fundación Proa

Ron Mueck - In Bed

 

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.

 

Ron Mueck

Mueck next to his famous sculpture Dead Dad

Ron Mueck - In Bed

In Bed, 2005

Ron Mueck - Mask

Mask II, 2001-2

Ron Mueck Boy 1999

Boy 1999

Ron Mueck  Couple Under an Umbrella

Couple Under An Umbrella – 2013

Ron Mueck
Fundación Proa
Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929
Tue-Sun 11AM-7PM
http://www.proa.org/

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