Hardcover, 192 pgs., ISBN 9780847860265
9 x 11”
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.
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