Artist Rooms Ron Mueck


29/08/2009 - 31/10/2009

Ron Mueck has become internationally recognised for his unique realist sculptures that replicate the human figure with unrivalled technical skill. The powerful psychological range of Mueck's sculpture focuses not only on universal experiences of birth, life and death but on emotional states such as isolation, fear and tenderness.

The works in ARTIST ROOMS represent the scope of Mueck's approach to the human condition, from the uneasy intimacy of Spooning Couple, the vulnerability of the giant Wild Man, and enigmatic half-smile in Mask III.

The exhibition is further enhanced by loans from private collections and the National Galleries of Scotland.

ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is an inspired partnership with independent art charity The Art Fund, and the Scottish Government, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international contemporary art to galleries throughout the UK. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland and was established through The d'Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments.

Above: Ron Mueck Spooning Couple 2005. Photograph courtesy of Anthony d'Offay, London.

National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and The Art Fund 2008

Artist Rooms Ron Mueck