Born in Melbourne, Australia, to parents who were toy - makers, he labored on children’s television shows for 15 years before working in special effects for such films as “Labyrinth,” a 1986 fantasy epic starring David Bowie.
The sculptor Ron Mueck first came to major critical attention during the controversial Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1997, and since then he has received international recognition. His figurative sculptures, which are usually cast in silicon and acrylic, are celebrated for their incredible lifelike detail, although his manipulation of their scale means that they often evoke reality rather than directly imitating it.
Mueck’s huge 4.5m Crouching Boy was the centerpiece of the Millennium Dome in London and of the Venice Biennale in 2001
Head of A Baby measures over 7 feet in height
The pregnant woman
Pregnant woman is Mueck’s most ambitious work to date. The sculpture is monumental (2.5m high)
Mother and Baby is "the most unflinchingly affectionate portrait of childbirth you'll probably ever see," according to a critic
Ron Mueck works on his sculpture entitled 'A Girl '
A visitor is studying the sculpture entitled
Big man and child
Security guard jokingly inspects the back of a self-portrait entitled 'Mask II' at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland July 31,2006
A security guard sits behind a sculpture entitled 'Wild Man 2005 '
Seated Woman (1999), a small figurative sculpture set on a pedestal.