“ALL OF US MIGHT WISH AT TIMES THAT WE LIVED IN A MORE TRANQUIL WORLD, BUT WE DON’T. AND IF OUR TIMES ARE DIFFICULT AND PERPLEXING, SO ARE THEY CHALLENGING AND FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITY.”
~ Robert Francis Kennedy
Born March 2, 1973, in Springfield Missouri and growing up in neighboring Kansas, Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two significantly older brothers, and an absent father. Open country, sparse trees, and alcoholic stepfather, all paving the way for an individual saturated in imagination and introversion. His propensity for the unusual has been a constant since childhood, a lifelong fascination that lent itself to his macabre art later in life. The grotesque to him, as it seemed, was beautiful.
Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity. Each sculpture embodies the trademarks of his philosophy and practice, while serving as a testament to the multifaceted nature of perception – From timeless iconic references of Gods and Goddess, to challenging ideas of organized religion and morality, to the struggle to understand, and bend, the limits of mortality. None is complete without a final and brilliant touch of satire and rebuke all conceived in the aesthetic essence of the Baroque fused with the modern day industrial world. In personal reflection, Kris feels that in the world today much of mankind is oftentimes frivolous and fragile, being driven primarily by greed and materialism. He hopes that his art exposes the fallacies of Man, unveiling a new level of awareness to the viewer. His work has received several awards and prizes and has been featured in over 100 exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide including the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Kris’ art can also be seen in a number of international art magazines, book covers and theatrical posters. Kris’ art is featured in both public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Australia that include individuals such as Mark Parker (Nike CEO), Kay Alden (three time Emmy award winning writer for Young and the Restless & Bold and the Beautiful), Fred Durst (musician, and film director), Chris Weitz (movie director The Golden Compass & Twilight: New Moon) Guillermo del Toro (movie director Pan’s Labyrinth & Hell Boy 2) and Robin Williams (Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor).www.daranholt.com
Vincent Marcone is an award winning graphic artist with old world training. His style and vision began with his affection for the 600 year old art of intaglio printmaking. early in his studies, he would scrape and etch and carve his images into zinc plates of all shapes and sizes, then send them through hand turned presses. Through the process of hand wiping the plaes, Marcone forged a deep appreciation to the European masters of the 16th century. This experience and love of an old world aesthetic is what sets him apart from other digital artists.www.mypetskeleton.com
Well, then, I'll just swallow this and be tortured by a legion of hobgoblins, all of my own creation! It's all HUMBUG, I tell you, HUMBUG!Explore More ...
Founded in 1977, Sally Corporation is known for its dark rides (both traditional and interactive and black light), and its human, animal and cartoon animatronic characters and shows.www.sallycorp.com
Beginning in the hobby industry in 1982, John found a place as a professional sculptor creating hundreds of original creatures as miniatures for use in Role Playing Games. His work then expanded to the gift, collectibles and toy markets where he’s been sculpting and designing characters from a wealth of different genres.
The year 2014 now marks 32 years of John’s professional career as a commercial sculptor. Though he still produces works based on popular licensed properties for the commercial marketplace, he is now focusing on new and original creations for his personal work in the years ahead.www.moondevilstudio.com
Established in 1982, Gorgon Video is a landmark in the distribution of horror and fantastic films, having introduced American audiences to the works of auteurs like Mario Bava (Bay of Blood, The Devil in the House of Exorcism) and Bob Clark (Death Dream, Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things), and the world to legendary films like Carnival of Souls and Faces of Death. Gorgon Video is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of classic horror, sci-fi and cult films from around the world.www.gorgon-video.com
The Makeup Gallery features the work of makeup artists creating female characters for movies and TV shows.
The makeups are illustrated with over 15,000 images of actresses in character and prosthetic makeup from literally hundreds of movies and TV shows. The transformations from actress into character are illustrated with before and after shots and, wherever possible, with behind the scenes shots of the makeup design and application.www.themakeupgallery.info
Karl Persson was born in Sweden and has lived in Australia for most of his life. After completing a diploma of visual art in 2003 He began his career as an artist, exhibiting in Australia, America, Germany, and Italy.
He has also been published in numerous books such as, “Hunt and Gather”, and “Metamorphosis”, and magazines such as “Girls and corpses”, “Tattoo Fest”, “Inside Artzine”, “Juxtapoz”, “Virus”, and “fire Mass”.
Perssons’ art can be seen as an exercise in exploring the hidden, yet fundamental elements of the human condition. Erotic themes, and motifs of death, fear, and anxiety often inform Karls’ subjects. He draws much of his influence from dreams and experimentation and paints what he considers to be honest projections of the subconscious mind, without bias towards what may been seen as beautiful.www.facebook.com/karlperssonartist
Retro sounds for monster rockers!
We're here to promote and preserve the legacy of Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages and their contemporaries. We focus our output on their musical influences and the musicians they influenced. It's a gas, gas, gas!www.radiosutch.net
The Aaron Sims Company is a design, previsualization and visual effects studio for film, TV and video games. The company was founded in 2005 by Aaron Sims and is located in Los Angeles, California. The Aaron Sims Company is known for their pitchvis, conceptual design, 2D and 3D animation, previs, matte painting, on-set previs, visual effects, composting and postvis.
The Aaron Sims Company has worked on 30 Days of Night, The Golden Compass, I Am Legend, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Clash of the Titans and Sucker Punch amoung others.www.asc-vfx.com