Ron Mueck’s fiberglass resin sculptures cast photo-realism into a larger-than-life glory. The scale of the pieces (Head of A Baby measures over 7 feet in height) is what first catches the viewer, who is then kept by the lifelike detail in the work. It is the attention to detail that humanizes Mueck’s works, giving off a tenderness where a cold realism could easily suffice.
Artist: Ron Mueck
Mueck, born to two toymakers in Australia, worked in children’s television and then special effects before starting his own company that specialized in making models to be photographed for the ad industry.