A Hyperrealist Sculptor Comes Back to the Fondation Cartier

A Hyperrealist Sculptor Comes Back to the Fondation Cartier

From April 16 until September 29, 2013, the Fondation Cartier will be presenting an interesting exhibit of contemporary art. The Fondation Cartier is a cultural space dedicated to presenting artists and concepts that are often overlooked by the mainstream art world, and this exhibition, dedicated to the Australian sculptor Ron Mueck, is no exception.

Mueck’s touching and troubling works revel in the intimacy of artistic creation. The exhibition at the Fondation Cartier adds to this effect by also presenting a film that reveals the artist and his art in more personal detail. The film shows Mueck in his workshop, thereby shedding light on his artistic process. The powerful and evocative presentation represents the second time that Ron Mueck will be exhibited at the Fondation Cartier, with the first time being a very successful exhibit organized in 2005.

This latest exhibit will reveal six of Mueck’s most recent works, three of which were specifically created for the Fondation Cartier. Mueck is not a prolific artist, preferring to take his time with his art. As a result, exhibitions featuring his work are very rare. For this reason, guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens should not miss the chance to see Mueck’s realistic and human figures, which play with scale in order to further distance themselves from naturalism.

In this way Mueck can represent different facets of society through sculptures that are realistic, but bizarrely realistic. A mother with a baby, two friends talking in the street and a couple at the beach are just a few of the scenes depicted by the sculptor in this unique exhibit.