It seems natural to feel a sense of peace and serenity when viewing one of Kris Kuksi's sculptures from afar. They appear to be intricate gothic vistas. Expansive and thoughtfully constructed landscapes from a time long passed. It is only when you observe Kuksi’s sculptural worlds more closely that you see the life and vitality they portray merging with darkness and chaos. There is a dark satire hidden in these works. The characters within seem as if they are struggling under the burden of their armory only to suddenly jump out with gusto, frantically stabbing and firing their miniature weapons. Human and beast hybrids stalk the shadows, ambling with uncertainty. The larger figures who over look this bizarre charade give a sly smile, knowing that they are in on a joke, and that you, the viewer, may take a while to get the punchline.
Kris Kuksi is a phenomenon. He is highly skilled in drawing, painting and sculpture. He forms equally strong bonds with influential businessmen, enigmatic film directors, popular musicians and the locals in his community. His work has garnered awards and has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. His art has been featured in international art magazines, on book and album covers and used for theatrical posters.
“I'm very self-critical and never pat myself on the back, never. I accomplish things very well but I never spend too much time enjoying it. I have to do more, I think that it must be for a grand pinnacle somewhere that I will be at. Maybe it is only to inspire people to change things in this world.” - KK