ron mueck’s figurative sculptures at fondation cartier, paris

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artist ron mueck working on a piece to especially created for an exhibition at fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain in paris
image © ron mueck
photo © gautier deblonde

ron mueck
fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain, paris
april 16th to september 29th, 2013

the first major exhibition in europe since 2005 of ron mueck opened today at the fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain, paris,
unveiling new work by the highly acclaimed london-based artist. to complement six important recent sculptures, the show also includes three pieces produced especially for the event – two teenagers in the street, a mother and baby and an elderly couple on the beach.

the opus highlights mueck’s distinctive rendition of realism and powerful use of scale, proportion and placement. his meticulously detailed human figures draw from the world’s of pop art and hyperrealism, each sensitively capturing the relationship between two entities. in addition to the artworks, a new film recording their creation has been made for the occasion by french photographer gautier deblonde, revealing the reclusive artist at work.
the documentation further emphasizes the delicacy of mueck’s skill and pulls into focus his ability to resonate with the collective human condition through figurative sculpture.

still life: ron mueck at work
video courtesy of fondation cartier

mueck021to complement six important recent sculptures, the show also includes three pieces produced especially for the event
image © ron mueck
photo © gautier deblonde

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he opus highlights mueck’s distinctive rendition of realism and powerful use of scale, proportion and placement
image © ron mueck
photo © gautier deblonde

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his meticulously detailed human  figures draw from the world’s of pop art and hyperrealism
image © ron mueck
photo © gautier deblonde

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‘mask II’, 2001
mixed media
image © ron mueck
photo courtesy of anthony d’offay, london
exhibition ron mueck, fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain, paris, april 16 › sept. 29, 2013

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‘mask II’, 2001–2002
mixed media
30 3/8 x 46 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (77.2 x 118.1 x 85.1 cm)
photo © thomas salva / lumento

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woman with sticks’, 2009
mixed media
overall: 73 5/8 x 90 1/2 x 33 7/8 in. (187 x 230 x 86 cm)
figure: 33 1/2 in. (85 cm)
plinth: 29 7/8 x 56 1/4 x 45 1/4 in. (76 x 143 x 115 cm)
photo © thomas salva / lumentoronmueck04

ron mueck makes last minute finishing touches to one the new works for his solo show which depicts a mother and child
photo © thomas salva / lumento

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installing the ron mueck exhibition at the fondation cartier in paris
photo © thomas salva / lumento

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ron mueck at the fondation cartier setting-up his first major exhibition in europ since 2005
photo © thomas salva / lumento

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