At first glance, one might mistake Kris Kuksi’s sculptural works as intricately carved classical altarpieces. But on closer inspection, one will find deities and angels replaced with toy soldiers, mechanical parts, guns, and a plethora of other weapons and dark imagery.
From the artist’s website: “From timeless iconic references of Gods and Goddess, to challenging ideas of organized religion and morality, to the struggle to understand, and bend, the limits of mortality. None is complete without a final and brilliant touch of satire and rebuke all conceived in the aesthetic essence of the Baroque fused with the modern day industrial world.”
Kuksi’s latest show, Amalgamation, is on display at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York through November 14th. [h/t exhibition-ism.com]