London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children’s television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with scale. The detailed sculptures are captivating when viewed up close, as they may be many times larger or smaller than expected.
English graffiti artist Banksy is known for his political and satirical street art. And now he’s taking his trademark dark humor and applying it to Disney, opening the world’s only dystopian theme park, called “Dismaland“.The 2.5 acre “bemusement” park opens tomorrow in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, UK. Located in the town’s abandoned Tropicana swimming resort, it features theme-park attractions with a dark twist, along with work by Banksy and 50 other artists from around the world. Tickets cost just £3 and the park will be open for just five weeks. Predictably, the ticket website has already crashed under the weight of interest.
“Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper? Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus…”