by Jessica Birkett in New Art on Thursday 31 May 2012

If you’ve been keeping your finger on the pulse, you’ve noticed that for the contemporary art market, sculpture is big (and big sculpture is bigger). Australian hyper-realist Ron Mueck’s and his sculptures, most recently exhibited at the gallery Hauser and Wirth, has drawn international attention for their unnerving realism, causing us to be ever-vigilante in discerning what’s art and what isn’t.