At a first glance, Ron Mueck’s work space looks more like a laboratory than an artist’s studio. The hyper-realist sculptor has perfected the art of replicating human flesh, building human faces and bodies both in large and small scale, all the while staying true to anatomical proportions. Mueck is opening a solo show on April 16 at Fondation Cartier in Paris — his first major European solo show since 2005. Take a look at some images of Mueck in his London studio from photographer Gautier Deblonde‘s recent visit with the artist, as well as some of the pieces in the show. Ron Mueck’s work will be on view at Fondation Cartier April 16 – September 29.