Ron Mueck creates incredibly realistic and expressive sculptures of human bodies that play with our ideas of size and scale. When displayed, his works give us the impression that we live in a world populated by giants. But when he's photographed working in his studio, the scenes are almost more magical, casting Mueck as a servant for giants or perhaps a maker of uncanny androids.
Photographer Gautier Deblonde, who took the photo up top, has a remarkable series of photos of Mueck's studio. Mueck creates humanoid sculptures large and small, and thanks to their carefully placed wrinkles and folds, they look ready to draw breath. The effect of seeing Mueck or other people next to his sculptures can be startling, as can seeing them covered in plastic and ready to head into storage.
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris will be exhibiting some of Mueck's sculptures from April 16-September 29, 2013, which will be the first exhibition of Mueck's work since 2005. If you can't make it to Paris, however, a photo tour of his studio and his Facebook page are definitely worth the trips.
Photo via Mueck's Facebook.
Photo by Gautier Deblonde.
Photo by Anthony d'Offay.