This Looks Very Bizarre, But It's Absolutely Incredible. You Won't Believe Your Eyes

December 29, 2013

London based artist Ron Mueck has taken sculpting to a whole new level. As a former puppeteer for popular television shows and movies, Mueck now creates hyper-realistic human sculptures that keep museum visitors staring for hours.

So how does he do it? His creative process sees him sculpt in clay, make a plaster mould around the form and then replace the clay with a mixture of fibreglass, silicone and resin.

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Their skins folds gently, hair sticks out of pores and they have tangible sheens of sweat across their body as they spoon in bed.

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Part of his work's allure is that he constructs the likenesses of human beings, while playing with scale - some of his figures are alarmingly large, while others are pint-sized - although they are equally realistic regardless of their dimensions.

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Extreme attention to detail.

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This may be his most shocking creation. A giant baby that has just been born, covered in blood with the umbilical cord still attached.

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One of his most famous creations is the gentle giant, Ludo, in the 1986 movie Labyrinth.

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Mr. Mueck, who is famously known for working silently and not giving media interviews, lets his art do all the talking.

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