ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london
ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london
apr 26, 2012

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london


ron mueck hauser + wirth, london, UK on now until may 26th, 2012


melbourne-born and london-based hyperrealist sculptor ron mueck has developed an exhibition of his recent works for hauser + wirth gallery in london, england. this major solo exhibition includes ‘drift’, ‘still life’, ‘youth’ and ‘women with sticks’. his artistic career began as puppeteer, his appreciation of theatricality and augmented reality is made evident in the storytelling approach observed in his body of work. the collection assembled for hauser + wirth brings together elements of myth and folklore as well as the incognizability of mortality.

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london gallery view picturing ‘drift’main image: ‘drift’ by ron mueck, 2009, mixed media, 118 x 96 x 21 cm / 46 1/2 x 37 3/4 x 8 1/4 in all images © ron mueck by alex delfanne, courtesy hauser + wirth

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london ‘youth’, 2009 mixed media 65 x 28 x 16 cm / 25 5/8 x 11 x 6 1/4 in plinth: 107 x 40 x 40 cm / 42 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london ‘still life’, 2009 mixed media 218 x 91 x 60 cm / 85 7/8 x 35 7/8 x 23 5/8 in

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london left: picturing the scale of this suspended sculpture right: detailed view of ‘still life’

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london ‘woman with sticks’, 2008 mixed media 187 x 230 x 86 cm / 73 5/8 x 90 1/2 x 33 7/8 in (overall) 85 cm / 33 1/2 inches (figure) 76 x 143 x 115 cm / 29 7/8 x 56 1/4 x 45 1/4 in (plinth)

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london detailed perspective of ‘woman with sticks’

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london installation view

ron mueck at hauser + wirth, london an additional perspective of the exhibition

  • me encanta…soy fans del hiperralismo porque abre un mundo de posibilidades, no limita ni el campo de accion ni a la sugerencia…fantastic…

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