Ron Mueck


Ron Mueck had an early career as a model maker and puppeteer for children’s television and films, notably the film Labyrinth for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo. Now his sculptures play heavily with scale, continuing to reference his experience with set design. He became instantly popular after being picked up by collector Charles Saatchi and included in the Sensation show in New York. This is where his sculpture Dead Dad, an astonishingly lifelike 3/4 scale sculpture of his father as a corpse lying on the floor, drew considerable attention and launched his career in fine art. His five meter high sculpture Boy 1999 was a feature in the Millennium Dome and later exhibited in the Venice Biennale. His new work is currently being exhibited with the Brooklyn Museum and was recently noted with the Washington Post.