Australian-born, London-based sculptor Ron Mueck creates some of the most widely acclaimed and identifiable sculptural works in the international contemporary art arena. His incredibly life-like figures are often naked and suspended in states of self-consciousness, introspection or deep contemplation, presenting both emotional and physical states of exposure. Astounding in their realism, Mueck’s works have earned him a singular place as the creator of some of the most evocative sculptures of our time. Mueck’s work In bed is a mesmerizing, larger-than-life sculpture of a woman lying in bed and is the singular feature of this Queensland Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition. This work from the Queensland Art Gallery’s collection comes to Ipswich as the first stop on the Queensland tour, giving Ipswich audiences an opportunity to view this popular sculpture.
Image: Ron Mueck In bed (detail) 2005. Polyester resin, fibreglass, polyurethane, horse hair, cotton, 61.9 x 650 x 395 cm. Purchased 2008 Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery. © Ron Mueck courtesy Anthony d’Offay, London | Photo: Natasha Harth