Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ron Mueck

I love going to the art gallery, I find it rather exciting and it makes me feel intelligent! My last trip was to see an Anthology of Hats which was sensational and this trip was equally fabulous. I went to the Gallery of Modern Art here in Brisbane to see an exhibition of hyperrealist sculptures by Australian artist, Ron Mueck.


His sculptures are incredible. This baby is so convincingly real (apart, obviously, from the massive proportion), it even has visible veins and squashed red patches!


This man is 9 feet tall and super realistic. Even his toes have that blanched white look of clenched skin.



This is a fabulous exhibition!

10 comments:

Hannah Stoneham said...

Wow - they look amazing if a little disturbing, but then i guess that is the point... What are they made of?

farmlanebooks said...

They are scarily realistic! I'd love to know what they are made of too.

Nymeth said...

Wow! Those are very impressive.

Amused said...

Those are so real looking! I am kind of freaked out right now!

Aimee said...

I love his stuff - i really wanted to go see his exhibition but alas...I never organised it.

Elise said...

They're made of silicone, fiberglass, paint and real hair... amazing!! I agree though, they are rather disturbing. But you just can't draw your eyes away from them. Aims its on at GOMA til 1st of August, there might be time!

Thomas at My Porch said...

I forgot that he was Australian. They had a great exhibit of his work here in DC a few years ago, and one of his works is in the permanent collection at the Hirshhorn.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Wow, those are amazing sculptures! thanks for sharing.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

I cannot believe that baby. My daughter saw the picture from across the room and yelled, "What is that?" Her honest, eight-year-old response was, "That's creepy. I don't like it. Babies shouldn't be that big."
I guess everyone's entitled to their own opinion, right? I think these sculptures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Amy

Elise said...

Amy that's hilarious!!