Thursday, February 25, 2010

Culture Vulture: Ron Mueck in Melbourne

Last weekend my bestie and I were up early on a Sunday to check out the Ron Mueck special exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.



A sculptor with a distinctive hyperrealist style, Mueck was born in Australia but is now based in the UK. His artistic career took off after he contributed some small pieces to his mother-in-law's exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. One of his most famous works, Dead Dad, is currently on display in Melbourne amongst a fine selection of his other sculptures.

Mueck's faithful reproduction of the details on his generally human sculptures leaves a lasting, haunting impression on the viewer. Personally, I was floored. What do you think?

Dead Dad, 1996-97

A Girl, 2006

Wild Man, 2005

Isn't the detail amazing?


Woman with Sticks, 2008

Two Women, 2005


Man in a Boat, 2002



Still Life, 2009

Mask II, 2001-02




Drift, 2009


The exhibition is open until 18 April 2010 at the National Gallery of Victoria.

2 comments:

  1. I'm happy they had the man head in there.

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  2. It really was a very impressive exhibition!

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