Hyperrealistic sculptures by Ron Mueck
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London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, who previously created models and dolls for children's television programs and films, has been engaged in hyperrealistic sculptures since 1996. Using rubber, fiberglass, silicone and many other materials, he creates figures of people, experimenting with scales a lot. The details of these sculptures are fascinating up close, because in the end they may turn out to be much larger or smaller than expected.
The famous sculptor Ron Mueck was born in Australia to German parents in 1958. He began his career as a creative director of a children's television program, creating, voicing and managing dolls. Later, Ron founded his own company in London, making realistic props and animatronics for the advertising industry. But most of all he wanted to create realistic sculptures that would look perfect from all points of view.
Ron Mueck managed to come to the beginning of the realization of his dream in 1996. Now he is known for his extraordinarily hyperrealistic sculptures that accurately reflect the smallest details of the human body.
However, all his works are always smaller than the natural size of people or, on the contrary, monumental. Ron Mueck created his early works from fiberglass, but recently he has started working with silicone, since this material is more plastic and makes it easier to form body parts and add hair.
1. A sculpture called "Mask 2" at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City. (Reuters/Henry Romero)
2. A visitor looks at the sculpture "Two Women" in the Brooklyn Museum. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
3. Detailed photo of "Two women". (CC BY SA Fernando de Sousa)
4. "The Man in the boat" at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
5. The five-meter sculpture "Boy", completed in 2000. (CC BY Tamaki Sono)
6. Visitors look at the sculpture "Mask 3" (2005) at an exhibition in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
7. A man photographs the sculpture "Woman with brushwood" at an exhibition in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
8. The face of the sculpture "Woman with brushwood". (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
9. A visitor next to the sculpture "Wild Man" in the National Gallery of Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
10. Schoolgirls admire the sculpture "Wild Man" in Melbourne. (Reuters/Mick Tsikas)
11. Women look at the sculpture "IN bed" in a museum in Mexico City. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)
12. Journalists at the sculpture "IN bed" at the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Monterrey. (Reuters/Tomas Bravo)
13. Sculpture "Mask" in the gallery of London. (Reuters/Peter Macdiarmid)
14. Part of the exhibition entitled "Youth" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. (Raoul Wegat/Getty Images)
15. Detailed view of the sculpture "Youth". (Raoul Wegat/Getty Images)
16. A sculpture called "Standing Woman" at an exhibition in Towada, Japan. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
17. A man looks at a sculpture called "Girl" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. (Reuters/Mick Tsikas)
17. "A woman with shopping" at an exhibition in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
18. That's why this sculpture is called "Woman with shopping." (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
20. Visitors bent over the sculpture "Synchronous couple" in the Museum of Mexico City. (Reuters/Henry Romero)
21. A girl photographs the sculpture "Young Couple 2013" at an exhibition in Paris. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)
22. Detail of the sculpture "Mask 2" in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
23. Visitors photograph the sculpture "Current" at an exhibition in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)