How many times have you protested to your friends that your miniatures are works of art, not toy soldiers?
No I haven’t either, but if you do now you can point at the artwork of American artist Kris Kuksi and yell “See! I told you!”
Intricate, disturbing and full of religious and mythological imagery, Kris Kuksi’s sculptures have been praised by many, with examples in the possession of such famous figures as Guillermo Del Torro. If your art is owned by the director of films like The Devil’s Back Bone and The Orphanage than you know it’s creepy.
But what could these great sculptures be made from? Well look closely kiddies.
That’s right this sculpture is made of a whole plethora of miniatures, including ones from Napoleonic and World War kits.
In the sculptures you can find miniatures of all shapes and sizes re-sculpted and positioned to make up this intricate and initially chaotic work of genius.
All this just goes to show that miniatures can be used for so much more than just playing games with. If you have the imagination and the time it takes to make something like this.
Kris Kukri says of his work that “he hopes that his art exposes the fallacies of Man, unveiling a new level of awareness to the viewer.”
I applaud him for his bizarre brilliance and for bringing our proud little hobby/obsession into the realms of art. Personally, I think we should get one of his pieces for the office. We could put it in the waiting room to frighten off door-to-door salesmen. Or we could just get the Church Tank.
Forget underlying artistic meaning that thing is awesome!