Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Well, he's dangerously close to something you'd see on rotten.com. Not exactly my cup of blood.
i don't know rotten.com, but if it is shock value 'gross out' stuff, then i think mueck has a touch more subtlety. most of his stuff utilises scale more than anything else to instill a sense of unease in the viewer, though it is also of course highly autobiographical (dead dad) and, because of the obvious realism, bluntly honest (many of the characters have a quietly desperate expression).
i must admit i hadn't seen the birth one before, but it is far from melodramatic (it may be a touch exploitative), and i first saw his work reviewed on just the bbc breakfast show so it is deemed as being fairly family friendly. i think he is exhibiting down in london at the moment, though i may have missed it.