Art that's larger than life

Dutch King Willem-Alexander (at right) with Dutch industrialist and art collector Joop van Caldenborgh next to the artwork, Couple Under An Umbrella by artist Ron Mueck, during the opening of the Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands last Saturday.

Mueck is an Australian hyper-realist sculptor working in Britain. He constructs the likeness of humans while playing with scale - some of his figures are alarmingly large, while others are pint-sized - although they are equally realistic regardless of their dimensions.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2016, with the headline 'Art that's larger than life'. Print Edition | Subscribe