Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck’s sculptures reproduce the human body in minute detail, the ‘hyperreal’ quality creates an uncanny impression.

‘A Girl’ plays with scale to create a disconcertingly jarring impression – the figure is so lifelike it is uncanny, but the scale creates a disorientating effect.  

‘Dead Dad’ is a sculpture of the corpse of Mueck’s own father and is the only of his sculptures where he uses his own hair on the figure. The realism of the figure is uncanny in itself, but moreso as it may evoke a suppressed, primitive fear of the dead. As the figure convinces as a real corpse we may sense an unconscious fear it will become animated or move at any time upon closer inspection.   

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