Claudius, 2017, resin and mixed media assemblage, 5 x 3 x 3 inches, in Plexiglas box, edition of 50
While the central figure of the work is shared within each edition of 50, the works are adorned and refined with individual and unique elements, creating work that is distinctly Kris Kuksi. As with Kuksi's larger assemblages, these small but powerful figures evoke antiquity and a familiar history, although the specifics of which are left vague and allusive. Rather than reflecting true historical figures, these pieces hint at what we know, leaving them open for our own narratives. Deeply personal for the artist, Kuksi takes this opportunity to explore his own self with these figures, illustrating and exploring multiple aspects of the artist's own personality.
Each of these works are unique, one-of-a-kind variations of the central figure of Claudius, no two works are alike. The figure is signed and numbered by the artist from a limited edition of 50, and will ship in a custom made Plexiglas display case.