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WHO IS LOOKING AT WHO ?

 

This essay explores the concept of art imitating life or perhaps life imitating art or even art imitating life imitating art.

The Ron Mueck exhibition at GOMA has been drawing a diverse crowd, curious to examine the human condition in super-human proportions.

The subject of human frailty is an apparent theme of these compelling sculptures and the concept of capturing people interacting with subjects was irresistible to me.

The pieces are uncannily lifelike and at times one experiences the pervasive sense that the models are, in fact, scrutinising the public and waiting until the lights have been dimmed and the crowds have filed out before sharing their insights of the dynamics of the day.