Ron Mueck's Hyperrealistic Sculptures Must Be Seen To Be Believed
Big Man, 2000, portrays a nearly seven-foot-high naked and hairless sitting man. Designed to sit in the corner of a room, the sculpture appears pugnacious.Mask II, 2001-2, is the head of a sleeping man, Mueck’s own, lying on its side.
Man in a Boat, 2002, depicts a one-third-scale naked man seated in a four-metre boat.
Two Women, 2005, portrays a pair of elderly women huddling together, protecting themselves from the cold, with faces painted with suspicion, disdain and vulnerability. This piece is owned by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
In Bed, 2005, is a sculpture of a huge woman lying in bed with a sheet over her body. Her hand rests on her face, in a contemplative mood.
Wild Man, 2005, is a nine-foot sculpture of a naked and heavily bearded man who appears fearful.
A Girl, 2006, shows a newborn baby girl the size of a car splattered with blood and with an attached umbilical cord.
Standing Woman, 2007, is a four-metre-high woman dressed in black who seems to observe onlookers below.
Drift, 2009, is a two-thirds-scale sculpture of a man floating on his back on an inflatable pool lounge. The sculpture, which is placed on a blue wall, provides viewers with the illusion of seeing this man from high above.
Young Couple, 2013, is a small representation of a teenage couple, dressed in casual clothing. The boy is tenderly but cautiously holding the girl.