Facing Mueck’s Faces

By Jo Phillips

Drift, 2009
Drift, 2009. Photo courtesy of Anthony d’Offay, London and Hauser & Wirth. Exhibition Ron Mueck, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, April 16 › Sept. 29, 2013

Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain unveils a new exhibition this April featuring the works of artist Ron Mueck. Mueck’s sculptures are a strikingly lifelike representation of human form on the surface and examines the metaphysicality of being – the relationship between the body and existence – in a manner that reflects an uncanny realism. Mysterious and meditative, eerie yet real.

Woman with Sticks, 2010
Woman with Sticks, 2010. Photo courtesy of Anthony d’Offay, London and Hauser & Wirth. Exhibition Ron Mueck, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, April 16 › Sept. 29, 2013

Photographer Gautier Deblonde has documented the creation of these pieces in a new film, unveiling the way the solitary artist works, in particular displaying the sensibility and strength of his sculptures, stimulating reflections, thoughts and conversations over the times and way we live in.

Ron Mueck’s Studio, January 2013
Ron Mueck’s Studio, January 2013 © Ron Mueck. Photo © Gautier Deblonde

The exhibition runs from 16th April till 29th September 2013 in Paris and features 6 recent sculptures as well as 3 specially produced for the Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.