Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great Regulars: "I never made life-sized figures,"

[Ron] Mueck has said, "because it never seemed to be interesting. We meet life-size people every day."

Confronted with this slowly expanding oeuvre, Raine's enthusiasm is undimmed. "You can compare him to ­Holbein or Vermeer," he tells me. "He stands absolutely next to them--I think great art is bloody obvious when you see it, it's not difficult." He describes Hirst's shark in a tank, entitled glibly The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, "kitsch compared with the actual experience of death in Dead Dad".

On the other hand, there are some who regard Mueck with derision, if not outright contempt.

from Bryan Appleyard: from The Sunday Times: The Soul of Ron Mueck


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