Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Amazing work of Chris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi is one of my new favorite artists. His work is obviously influenced by H.R. Giger and his ilk, but as this image:

shows, Kuksi also has a directly political side which is generally missing from Giger's work (which is not to say Giger is totally devoid of social commentary, but overt politics is not part of it). Kuksi's meticulous sculptures that blend Gigerian biomechanical stylings with a Gothic architectural feel are, I feel, his most compelling works. These hellish dioramas are grotesque emotional narratives, vibrant in three spatial dimensions but frozen in time.

Kuksi's work is both visually and intellectually compelling, and I look forward to seeing more of it in the future.


hatsumi said...

Fascinating. Thanks for the prompt to type "Chris Kuksi" into Google. I think my son would appreciate the dark commentary, as well. I look forward to showing him.

I wish I could comment on more things, but sadly, my opinions and expertise lie in totally different areas. Except maybe the anger at so many things in the world today. ;-)

I've added you to my RSS feed.