Brian Kokoska’s artistic practice is one of disguise and identity. His paintings and sculptures are based around the sensibilities of portraiture, masks, androgyny, youth and post-gender identity. He even sees the human face, and the presentation of it, as something that we use as a disguise, to convey ourselves in a way to belong, feel important, or feel beautiful. His monochromatic installation spaces play right into this theme as his varying subject matters and articulate details are all submerged in the same layer of conforming oneness of color, binding them together in our eyesight. Despite the differences in material, expression, and subject matter, their mask of color sets them on the same level, while anything else stands out to an immense degree. The artist works from a variety of sources for primary inspiration. Some of these include tribal masks, hairstyles, costume, fetish, and concept of ritual. Brian Kokoska lives and produces all of his works in New York City. Look through his amazing artworks below!
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