Kris Kuksi has been called a post-industrial Rococo and Fantastic Realism sculptor. Kuksi obsessively places figures, small toys, mechanical components, objects and characters into an impressive often symmetrical compositions. Kuksi’s influence is taken heavily from the Baroque and Rococo Art periods. The artist believes that a value has been lost from the 'old world' or traditional ways of living. “the corrupt and demoralized fall of modern-day society – a place where new beginnings, new wars, new philosophies, and new endings exist.” His detailed and complex shrines show an interest in ancient symbolic relics and lost civilizations. Kuksi's work has a dark yet majestic style that draws the viewer toward his creation.
A podcast interview with the artist http://davepybus.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/life-is-hideous-thing-episode-13.html