Rikki Kasso b.1979 NYC, is a multi disciplinary contemporary artist and tireless producer who is not afraid to explore new lands, new cultures, and new mediums. It’s that fearless childlike experimentation and freethinking that has Kasso working fluidly throughout many expressions and mediums while maintaining a consistency of vision. The combination of Kasso’s observations of his surroundings and his almost photographic ink wash style produce stunning, almost voyeuristic images in which with a lot of his works, the viewer can identify themselves as the subject.
The self taught Artist and award winning fine art photographer left his native NYC for his first solo exhibition in Tokyo in 2003 where he found himself living and creating for the next 9 years. While in Japan, Kasso was immersed in the traditional and underground Japanese culture which not only influenced his art, but permeated it’s way through his entire being. It was during this time he developed his widely recognized and published Tokyo Undressed Series (an award winning photographic volume filled with honest emotion and raw human sexuality. It was also during this time Kasso discovered one of his preferred mediums of Sumi Ink which is most known for traditional calligraphy and classical asian arts.