Monday, April 22, 2013

More Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi was one of the first artists I featured here, back in December 2008. Since then he has been very busy. His 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).

Neo-Roman Opera House, 2013. His web site describes his early life like this:
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.
Detail of Triumph, 2012. How can he make so many? They look like they would each take a year.

Detail of Andromeda, 2011.

Caravan Assault Apparatus, 2008

And one drawing, Barasingha,2010.

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