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.
Monday, April 22, 2013
More Kris Kuksi
web site now shows dozens of these "mixed media assemblages," as he calls his mad sculptures. Above is Capricorn Rising, 2012. He makes these in a wide range of sizes; this is one of the larger ones at 72 by 80 inches (1.8 x 2.1m).