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Kris Kuksi  Lawrence, KS

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'Capricorn rising'
Mixed media assemblage
'Recent affair'
Mixed media assemblage

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About Kris


Born March 2, 1973, in Springfield Missouri and growing up in neighboring Kansas, Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two significantly older brothers, and an absent father. Open country, sparse trees, and alcoholic stepfather, all paving the way for an individual saturated in imagination and introversion. His propensity for the unusual has been a constant since childhood, a lifelong fascination that lent itself to his macabre art later in life. The grotesque to him, as it seemed, was beautiful.

Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity. Each sculpture embodies the trademarks of his philosophy and practice, while serving as a testament to the multifaceted nature of perception – From timeless iconic references of Gods and Goddess, to challenging ideas of organized religion and morality, to the struggle to understand, and bend, the limits of mortality. None is complete without a final and brilliant touch of satire and rebuke all conceived in the aesthetic essence of the Baroque fused with the modern day industrial world.


Kris is recommended by the following guest curators


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Joshua Liner

Owner, Joshua Liner Gallery

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10 of 44 reactions displayed


Colorwarp

04.25.2013 @ 9:51 PM

Impressing! Respect!

Wim grundy

08.13.2012 @ 8:25 AM

Is it available as a boxed PLAYSET, i.e. all pieces loose - to be arranged by the owner?

May thinn aye

06.17.2011 @ 3:54 AM

AWSOME

Jamie howlett

06.07.2011 @ 3:42 AM

Wow, I love this!

Lotusrelief

01.02.2011 @ 9:20 AM

Beautiful, sensual, sexy...

James robinso

11.29.2010 @ 6:49 PM

Enteresting...

Unique x star

11.17.2010 @ 1:27 PM

CREAPY wicked sweet. i am in to this sort of thing. the skulls are a nice addition to the photo. LOVE IT.

Lovely anomon

10.12.2010 @ 12:51 PM

extremly beautiful

Sanaj

06.19.2010 @ 8:45 AM

wow

Dake

05.31.2010 @ 9:43 PM

You have my vote for "Best thing I've seen today"!

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