Artist #018: Ron Mueck

Mueck’s sculpture responds to the minute details of the human body, playing with scale to produce engrossing visual images (a style known as hyperrealism). Mueck spends a long time, sometimes more than a year, creating each sculpture. His subject matter is deeply private, and is often concerned with people‚Äôs unspoken thoughts and feelings.

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Born in 1958 to German parents in Melbourne,

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Seedbed (1972)

Author: Vito Acconci

[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=”Jerry Saltz “]In this legendary sculpture/performance Acconci lay beneath a ramp built in the Sonnabend Gallery. Over the course of three weeks, he masturbated eight hours a day while murmuring things like, “You’re pushing your cunt down on my mouth” or “You’re ramming your cock down into my ass.” Not only does the architectural intervention presage much of his subsequent work, but all of Acconci’s fixations converge in this,

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Artist #017: Troy Brooks

B. 1972 in Ontario, Canada. No formal training. My mother was a still life painter. I first learned to draw by sketching the work of the great classic Hollywood photographers George Hurrell, CLarence Bull and Edward Steichen. Their images of icy art deco goddesses profoundly influenced me. That sort of dramatic lighting and enigmatic pansexuality is sunbaked into the visual themes of my work. I began exhibiting in 2010 and my girls have since made their way through galleries on three continents.

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