Not all of Mueck's work is larger than life, some also play with the power of smaller scale!
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Power of Scale
Many artists work rely upon the power of scale. One such example is Mark Rothko, his work is simple fields of color, but the sheer size can overwhelm the viewer with emotion. Other artists include more the contemporary such a Jeff Koons with his famous balloon animals. While scale is powerful, scale combined with detail can be breathtaking. One artist where this convergence occurs is the contemporary sculptor Ron Mueck. His work plays with scale and hyper-realistic human figures. His work can often be discomforting but it cannot be denied that it demonstrates incredible skill and scope.