Photo-realistic sculptor, Ron Mueck wows Brisbane

16/07/2010 posted by Matt

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Glad they're not clients!

There’s an amazing show running until 1st August, 2010 at the Gallery Of Modern Art in Brisbane. Melbourne born, Ron Mueck is exhibiting a dozen or so sculptures that are breathtaking. They are made from fibreglass and various resins and painted finishing touches that produce stunning artworks. Take a look at the short video I made when I raced around on my third circuit (kudos to the gallery and artist for permitting photography).

It’s great to get creatively inspired now and again. Which is your favourite?

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  • PunkLogic

    Ron Mueck work looks amazing! I can't wait to see it for myself. Was it enjoyable for the kids? If I go I would be taking 2 X 3 year olds.

  • http://www.punklogic.com.au Bee

    WOW! How does he do the hair?? My fav is the bearded man sitting on a stool.

  • mattlawton

    Each hair is individually inserted with tweezers! There's a cool video that shows him at work.

  • mattlawton

    7 year old loved it, 5 year old was just OK about it….he would have thought it better if they'd been made out of lego!

  • http://bestbrisbaneseo.com brisbane seo

    Ron Mueck’s sculptures are astonishing. Everything about them is lifelike, except for their size. What gives his work its incredible power is the scale he uses.

  • Anonymous

    Agree but there are also some miniature figures that had equal impact if not more. The old lady asleep under the blanket was so touching… I think Mueck is just a confident experimentor and must just be very very interested in people’s vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Frailty of the human condition and all that ;)

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