Ron Mueck is an Australian born sculptor who now lives in England.
His work first came to the attention of the artworld in 1996 as part of the "Sensation" exhibition-which featured the collection of Charles Saatchi and included works by the Young Bristish Artists (YBAs) including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Muecks work in Sensation was "Dead Dad"
Big Man 2000
This sculpture was part of an exhibition at the Smithsoinan Institution - Hirshorn Museum and sculpture garden - Washington DC in 2009.
Made from polyester resin and fibreglass, "Big man" continues Mueck's investigation of realism and distortion of scale. Big Man is 205.7 x 117.4 x 209.0 cm.
The audience is intriqued by the technique, the attention to detail and the realism and at the same time concerned and perhaps even disgusted at the naked big man sitting in the corner.