Amazing Sculptures by Kris Kuksi

American artist Kris Kuksi uses model kits, toys, jewelry, and random found objects, to assemble these stunning masterpieces of fantastic mini-worlds, dense with themes from history and mythology that bring life to the scenes from his own wonderful imagination.

To make his work of arts 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.

In personal reflection, Kris feels that in the world today much of mankind is oftentimes frivolous and fragile, being driven primarily by greed and materialism. He hopes that his art exposes the fallacies of Man, unveiling a new level of awareness to the viewer.

"Inspiration for me is derived from the Baroque and Gothic style architecture and I try to marry that with the modern world of industrial structures and design. But overall there is social commentary that I am after and so I do draw a lot of ideas from society and philosophy."

“I get inspired by the industrial world, all the rigidity of machinery, the network of pipes, wires, refineries, etc. Then I join that with an opposite of flowing graceful, harmonious, and pleasing design of the Baroque and Rococo. And of course I add a bit weirdness and the macabre. It’s all about how I see the evolution of what man makes his created environment look like.”

"I start with sketches and ideas that randomly appear and then proceed to find ways to bring about the vision with all the parts I have. I use mostly model kit parts and various collectables to achieve what I must. There is a lot of reshaping and cutting and fine tuning of every single part to get the exact look I'm after. There is a phrase called "Kit-bashing" in fine scale modeling that comes close to it. But no, I don't use any such alchemic methods...but I'm open to the idea!"

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