If someone were to tell me that the people in these pictures weren’t real, I’d laugh in their face. The truth of it is, though, they’re not. They are creations of a London artist named Ron Mueck, who specializes in sculptures. He used to be a model maker and puppeteer for television and films (for example, he created Ludo the gentle giant in Labyrinth). Now, he focuses on making hyper-realistic sculptures of humans that have museum visitors staring for hours…
How does he do it?
And to think, his process begins by him sculpting clay.
It ends with hyper-realistic art like this. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think this is just a picture of a couple together.
The most interesting thing about Ron’s work is that no matter how nonsensical or strange the dimensions or placement of the people are, they still look REAL.
Some of his art is very heartwarming.
But he doesn’t limit himself to that.
He will also create pieces that will shock people.
He isn’t known for doing interviews or making statements.
He just lets his art speak for itself.
The level of detail on the finished sculptures is hard to wrap one’s mind around.
He even created a likeness of himself as an oversized mask.
This is Mueck at work.
He was behind Ludo the ‘Gentle Giant’ on the 1986 film Labyrinth.
It would be impossible to not reach out and touch these sculptures if you saw them in person. If you were impressed by Mueck’s work, share this article.
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