Ron Mueck's Giant Sculptures of People Are Mesmerizing, Very Unsettling
Between refusing interviews and keeping his artistic output to a minimum—just a few dozen sculptures in the last 20 years—the Australian sculptor Ron Mueck tends to play by his own rules. That's especially true when it comes to the artist's proportions: though hair-raisingly realistic, his reproductions of humans ranging from newborns to octogenarians are often either shrunken or super-sized, like 16-foot figures fashioned from clay, resin, and even Mueck's own hair. Fresh from a world tour stretching from Paris to Sao Paulo, 13 of those works—a third of Mueck's oeuvre to date—will be on view from this Sunday until May in a new survey exhibition at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts. Get to know Mueck's motley family with a preview of the show, here.