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fascinated by youth

gary roberts

Joined December 2009

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Artist's Description

youth by ‘ron mueck’ (2009). mixed media. diminutive figure (65cm/25" high) of african or african-american youth, holding up his t-shirt to examine a wound in his belly
above words courtesy of wikipedia
i decided to step back behind the figure and just watch the rest of the public as they turned the corner to be confronted by this image. i particularly love the woman in the centre with the blonde hair. she is clearly captivated by the detail in this piece. even down to the tiny pair of jeans that he is wearing, the detail is quite exquisite!
update 5th June 2010
i have received confirmation from mr mueck that he is happy for me to publish this image
another piece from the amazing ron mueck exhibition – this man is such an amazing talent and i’ve wanted to see his works for many years now. australian born, london based, this man is quite incredible. finally, he has an exhibition at our local g.o.m.a and shock shock shock, you can take photos provided you don’t use a flash! i think they were relying on the fact that the exhibition would be so popular that no-one would get a picture without someone else in the shot. well, i have tried to use this to my advantage. not only did i want to photograph some of the images, i really wanted to capture the onlookers. many many thanks go to the ‘gallery-going’ public for not being vain; no-one is staring into my camera, they are doing what they went to do – admire this man’s fabulous work. if you have never heard of ron mueck, then i’m glad you’ve read this far and now know that he exists. if you know of him, then i hope you have also enjoyed my images of his works. to see the front view of this image, please click on youth

you may also like to take a look at me viewing the viewers:
fascinated by man in a boat

fascinated by youth

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