Home > Kris Kuksi: Sculptor of Beautiful Nightmares
My husband shared this image with me on Google +:
Which, of course, wasn’t bloody attributed. Happily, you can drag and drop images into the Google Images search bar and it will show you matches.
And that’s how I discovered Kris Kuksi , who does some of the most incredibly intricate artwork I’ve seen. In his sculptures, he uses mixed media and, from what I can tell, bits of Neil Gaiman’s nightmares.
His sculptures tend to fall into themes:
[These are Christian in origin, but Kuksi explores other religions, as well]
The full size piece is available as a completely kick-ass iPhone skin .
But, of course, my favourites are the:
My favourite of the macabre is Through Death United, because it reminds me of memento mori and charnel houses and such.
I also like how they appear to be flirting, even in death. Whether they were together or apart in life, they’re practically blushing and giggling at one another on the other side of decay. Warms the heart, it does.
All of his works are quite large–several feet wide and high. You can click on any of the images above to see larger versions, which still don’t capture all of the detail. Luckily, his website has multiple details of the sculptures so you can see more of the all the little bits and bobs. And there are myriad bits and bobs.
If you want to give the gift of beautiful nightmares (and who wouldn’t?) then you could pick up his book Kris Kuksi: Divination and Delusion , available on Amazon for $33 USD. I would love anyone who gave me this.
His paintings are nearly photorealistic, which is always technically impressive, and his drawings are intricate and handle shadow well, but they’re not as mind-blowing as his sculptures.