Written by Kris Kuksi, Foreword by Carlo McCormick
This stunning volume presents the cult artist’s visually arresting and detailed sculptures, which evoke fantastic realism and the macabre.
Kris Kuksi’s ornate artworks transcend a fine-art gallery context, appealing to a goth, street-culture audience. Using a range of mixed media and unconventional materials, Kuksi builds intricate miniature worlds out of model train kits, army men, jewelry, rocks, tchotchkes, religious souvenirs, figurines, and ornamental fixtures sourced from all over the world. Each of the delicate and unique assemblages host endless intricate baroque and macabre narratives, reminiscent of lost civilizations, classical sculpture, and fantastic realism.
This volume features more than 200 color reproductions and intricate details of his works. Much-anticipated, it is bound to be collected by both loyal fans and those only now discovering Kuksi’s masterful, impossible-to-forget compositions, which draw the viewer in and capture the imagination.
About The Author
Kris Kuksi’s works have attracted many public and private collectors in the United States, Europe, The Middle East, and Australia, and have been displayed at more than 100 exhibitions and art fairs worldwide, including Pulse (New York and Miami), Scope (Basel and Miami), Kölner Liste (Germany), and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. His work has been featured in Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, and Wild. He is represented by Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Carlo McCormick is an American culture critic and curator, and the senior editor of Paper magazine. His writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, and Vice, among other publications.