Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck at Cortesía Cartier Foundation, Paris. Photo: Thomas

Ron Mueck (born 1958, Melbourne) is an Australian sculptor operating in the United Kingdom. Ron Mueck climbed up in the family business of puppetry and doll-making. He worked initially as a creative director in Australian children’s tv, before moving to America to work there in advertising and film. Back in 1996, he was requested by Paula Rego to make a small figure of Pinocchio for her group exhibition Spellbound: Art and Film, at the Hayward Gallery, London. Mueck’s sculpture responds to the second details of your body, playing with scale to generate interesting visual images (a design known as hyperrealism). Mueck spends a long time, sometimes over a year, creating each sculpture. His subject matter is intensely private and is frequently concerned with people’s unspoken thoughts and feelings.