Friday, December 7, 2012

The Art of Kris Kuksi

It's been a while since I've featured works of other artists here in my blog. I haven't been browsing  favorite art websites lately. You know, the Holidays are coming so I guess we've all been busy busy busy.

Just last month I saw my artist aunt like a photo from the Facebook fan page of Kris Kuksi. I clicked on the photo and wow! Totally awesome sculpture. I've always had a fascination for classical sculptures as well as baroque and rococo ornamentation. And I've always been a fan of the mix of the old and new so this work really got my attention.

"The Surrender of Helios"
mixed media assemblage, 32" x 27" x 8", 2011


Kris Kuksi is an American artist born in 1973 and is based in Kansas, Missouri. He collects statuettes, toys and other miniatures, modifies them and diligently put them together in an informally symmetric composition that resemble a monument form a post-industrial Renaissance world. If you also have an interest for classical sculpture you will  find some characters quite familiar.

What I like about artworks like these is that they cause your eyes to explore - to look at every character, every element that is incorporated in this beautiful mess. If you want to feast your eyes on more of his intricate works, click here. He has nice drawings and paintings too.

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