Today's POP is Hadarrah, in shock and awe after having a peak at Foundation Cartier's newly opened Ron Mueck display at L'Art Contemporain…
Ron Mueck’s Studio, January 2013 © Ron Mueck Photo © Gautier Deblonde
Ron Mueck, super sculptor, is a name in the art world to be familiar with and whose work you should definitely see and experience if you have the chance. Thing is, his shows and new works are far and few between. Lucky for us, he has an exhibition that will be up at Fondation Cartier for L'Art Contemporain, Paris, starting today and on until 29 September. It includes six new sculptures, three of them made specifically for this show.
Like I need another excuse to visit Paris!
Mueck takes a very long time to make his sculptures, once you've seen one you'll know why. Think of a giant baby with each intricate detail down to veins and follicles of hair visible and life like. The sense of reality is so strong I almost expect the works will start talking to me and moving at any given moment. Mueck’s subject of choice – people – are either magnified or shrunken and the combination of the play with scale and his incredible attention to detail is beyond impressive. Time is also a major theme in his work and alongside this exhibition is a short film by French photographer Gautier Deblonde that visits Mueck, in his rarely visited, studio and captures the creation of these sculptures.
I first saw Mueck's hyper-real sculptures at a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in New York in 2007. Since, I was enamored and have been following the YBA's career. Last year, Hauser & Wirth held another show, which I was sure to check out. The Australian-born artist was a star at Charles Saatchi's '97 Sensation exhibition at The Royal Academy, and has been the subject of a Kanye West blog post… Not to mention he is one of the more exciting, unique and provocative names in contemporary art.
Ron Mueck’s Studio, November 2008 © Ron Mueck Photo © Gautier Deblonde
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