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A Tyrannical Tabby Rules an Opulent Assemblage of Densely Layered Scenes by Artist Kris Kuksi

January 15, 2021

Grace Ebert

“Tabby Tyrant” (2021), mixed-media assemblage, 31 x 31 x 9 inches. All images courtesy of the artist and Joshua Liner Gallery, shared with permission A bejeweled tabby presides over Kris Kuksi’s sprawling new landscape teeming with retro figures, ornate baubles, and mass-produced trinkets all blanketed with a thick coat of metallic paint. The Lawrence, Kansas-based artist (previously) melds found objects into complex, frieze-style assemblages that are infused with themes of “historical narratives, biblical subjects, animal worship, architecture, symbolic views on commerce and development, as well as human psychology and behavior.” Titled “Tabby Tyrant,” the fantastical work is replete with juxtapositions:…

 

 



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Ornate Mixed Media Assemblages by Kris Kuksi

November 26, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Unveiled Obscurity, 2013. Mixed media assemblage. 32″ x 46″ x 12″. Unveiled Obscurity, detail. Neo-Hellenism, 2013. Mixed media assemblage. 37″ x 35″ x 11″. Neo-Hellenism, detail. Intelligent Redesign, 2013. Mixed media assemblage. 40″ x 50″ x 12″. Intelligent Redesign, detail. Expulsion, 2013. Mixed media assemblage. 24″ x 32″ x 9″. Expulsion, detail. Der Ubermensch of the Post-Post World Calamity Variety, 2013. Mixed media assemblage. 54″ x 48″ x 16″. This week Kansas-based artist Kris Kuksi (previously) opened his fourth solo show, Revival, at Joshua Liner Gallery. Kuksi continues his use of ornate assemblage to create wildly complex sculptures that comment…

 

 



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New Mixed Media Assemblages by Kris Kuksi

August 20, 2012

Christopher Jobson

De-Evolution Artist Kris Kuksi is perhaps one of the most frequently submitted artists appearing in Colossal’s in box each month, so it’s with great honor that I finally share his work on this blog for the first time. Kuksi is famous for his Baroque-influenced assemblages that seem to splinter out like sculptural fractals, each component fused to another object or detail even smaller and intricate. Via his artist statement: Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape…