While many modern arts strive to glamorize, and portray our world to be better than it is, other creators simply find art in our ordinary lives and our simple bodies. Mueck is one of those artists, and is now well known for his hyper-realistic modern sculptures where he portrays humans at critical stages in the life cycle, from birth through middle age, to death.

Ron Mueck, now working in the United Kingdom, was born in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. The son of German-born toy-makers, he grew up making creatures, puppets, and costumes in his spare time, experimenting with materials and techniques and often traveling the hyperrealism road. He started his career as a model maker and puppeteer for children’s films (such as Labyrinth, The Storyteller and etc.). Later he was making photo-realistic props and animatronics for the advertising industry. In 1996 Mueck transitioned to fine contemporary art, and in 1999 he was appointed as Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London.

Without further ado, let’s take a little virtual museum tour, and explore the hyper-realistic and mind-blowing sculpture art by Ron Mueck.


A Girl

Bamboos for Looking Glass

In Bed

Bamboos for Kratzy

Mask II

Bamboos for Looking Glass, wikipedia, dmriver

Man in a Boat

Bamboos for Andricongirl, Andricongirl



Bamboos for masia vilalta, voss

Still Life

Bamboos for Looking Glass

Dead Dad

Bamboos for Looking Glass

Wild Man

Image credits: Looking Glass

Image credits: Christchurch City Libraries

Two Women

Bamboos for Andricongirl, dmriver

Woman With Sticks

Bamboos for Robert in Toronto, CHARLES VAN DEN BROEK

Big Man

Image credits: carlabellido.wordpress.com