More about artist Rikki Kasso.
Rikki Kasso (born. 1979), New York City. Currently residing in Byron Bay, Australia, the self taught art director, photographer and multi disciplinary visual artist left his native New York City for Tokyo in 2003 on an invite from VOGUE JAPAN to host a retrospective of his works from 1999-2002 at the Rocket Gallery, Omotesando. The next 9 years were spent in Tokyo (Shibuya) immersed in the unique and ancient Japanese culture which not only influenced his art making practices but permeated it’s way through his entire being.
Kasso’s artistic virtuosity is effortlessly translated through a variety of mediums and expressions from photography and film to paintings, drawings, and installations. His remarkable vision is presented through juxtaposed images of feminine sexuality, timeless landscapes and heavenly realities. The artist is remarkable in his ability to maintain eroticism in his work without ever losing delicacy or resorting to crudity, to express a gesture that suggests an entire erotic narrative, sometimes dreamlike and sometimes suggestively sadistic, but always in a language of love.