Highly acclaimed london-based artist ron mueck will be unveiling new work at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris in his first major exhibition in europe since 2005, running from the 16th of april through to the 29th september, 2013. to complement six important recent sculptures, the show also includes three pieces produced especially for the event – two teenagers in the street, a mother and baby and an elderly couple on the beach.
The opus highlights mueck’s distinctive rendition of realism and powerful use of scale, proportion and placement. His meticulously detailed human figures draw from the world’s of pop art and hyperrealism, each sensitively capturing the relationship between two entities. in addition to the artworks, a new film recording their creation has been made for the occasion by french photographer Gautier Deblonde, revealing the reclusive artist at work.
The documentation further emphasizes the delicacy of Mueck’s skill and pulls into focus his ability to resonate with the collective human condition through figurative sculpture.
image © ron mueck
photo © gautier deblonde
photo courtesy of anthony d’offay, london