Postmodern Specters: The Art of Kris Kuksi
Like the Gothic text and body, here the work of art manipulates my gaze, it traverses the past, memory, history, sins and creates multiple hauntings. I’m in front of what alienates me, what makes me turn away, but at the same time forces me to look closer, closer into what goes beyond. I’m haunted.
The detailed nightmares depicted above produce more ghosts. Deities, warriors, anthropomorphic figures, perverse acts, fragmented bodies, unfamiliar bodies haunt the sculpture, transgress the frame. They threaten to escape their territory, to cross to our side. This is excess.
Kuksi unveils the specters of postmodernity. He shows our sins and those desires that remind us of our sinful history, our past, our haunted selves.
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