Kris Kuksi

1973 · United States

Artist biography

Kris Kuksi is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other artists such as Bonita Helmer, Cora Cronemeyer, Gilbert Hsiao, Sean Cheetham, and Paul McCarthy. Kris Kuksi was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kris Kuksi is represented by Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, the United States. Kris Kuksi's work has most recently been exhibited at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York (20 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Bounty. Kris Kuksi's only other exhibition is Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist II, which took place at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, the United States (08 May 2019 - 07 June 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art centre globally. Major art movements established and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the international visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi was born in 1973 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Kris Kuksi

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