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The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

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London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with scale. The detailed sculptures are captivating when viewed up close, as they may be many times larger or smaller than expected. [23 photos]

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A sculpture entitled "Mask II" by sculptor Ron Mueck, at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City, on September 20, 2011. (Reuters/Henry Romero)
A sculpture entitled "Mask II" by sculptor Ron Mueck, at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City, on September 20, 2011. (Reuters/Henry Romero)
A visitor looks at a sculpture titled "Two Women" by artist Ron Mueck at the Brooklyn Museum, on January 31, 2007. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) #
A close-up of "Two Women". Original here. (CC BY SA Fernando de Sousa) #
"Man in a boat", by Ron Mueck exhibited at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris, on April 15, 2013. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #
"Boy", a 5-meter-tall sculpture completed in 2000. Original here. (CC BY Tamaki Sono) #
Visitors look at "Mask III" (2005) by Ron Mueck, during an exhibition at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, on December 27, 2005. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #
A visitor takes a picture of "Woman with sticks" by artist Ron Mueck, at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, on April 15, 2013 in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #
Closeup of "Woman with Sticks" at the Hauser & Wirth gallery on April 16, 2012 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #
A visitor to the National Galleries of Scotland stands beside Ron Mueck's "Wild Man" on August 4, 2006. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #
A group of schoolgirls look at "Wild man" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, on February 10, 2010. (Reuters/Mick Tsikas) #
Women look at a sculpture entitled "In Bed" by Ron Mueck, at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City, on October 4, 2011. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images) #
Reporters stand next to "In Bed" during a preview of his exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO) in Monterrey, on March 17, 2011. (Reuters/Tomas Bravo) #
A visitor admires Ron Mueck's "Mask", on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London, on April 14, 2003. (Reuters/Peter Macdiarmid) #
An exhibition piece entitled "Youth" at the opening of the new Ron Mueck exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Raoul Wegat/Getty Images) #
A closer view of "Youth" by Ron Mueck, at the National Gallery of Victoria on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Raoul Wegat/Getty Images) #
A sculpture entitled "Standing Woman" by Ron Mueck is displayed at the Towada Art Center in Towada, Aomori Prefecture, japan, on July 11, 2008. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images) #
A man looks at a sculpture titled "A Girl" by Ron Mueck at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, on February 10, 2010. (Reuters/Mick Tsikas) #
"Woman with shopping", a sculpture by Ron Mueck exhibited at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris, on April 15, 2013. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #
A visitor looks at "Woman With Shopping, 2013" in Paris, on April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) #
Visitors view a sculpture entitled "Spooning Couple" by sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City, on September 20, 2011. (Reuters/Henry Romero) #
A visitor photographs a sculpture entitled "Young Couple, 2013" by Ron Mueck during the press day for his exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris, on April 15, 2013. (Reuters/Charles Platiau) #
A close view of "MaskII", a sculpture by Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris, on April 15, 2013. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #
Visitors take picture of "Drift" by artist Ron Mueck at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, on April 15, 2013 in Paris. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #

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