Ron Mueck’s sculptures are undeniably a little unsettling. He crafts fiberglass and silicone figures that could easily pass for human, if it weren’t for a bizarre twist: some pieces tower over viewers, some are miniature in scale, and some are just free-floating heads.
Prior to his thriving art career, Mueck started out as a puppeteer, notably for the film Labyrinth and several of Jim Henson’s television shows. Since devoting himself full-time to art, he has had solo shows at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D. C. and the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.
Images via Daniel Lubetzky.