When: April 6th – 27th
Where: Reception April 7th at Tom House, 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles
Details: The artist’s sex positive imagery is darkly erotic, elegant, and at times sinister.
A powerful figure that emerged in the Los Angeles underground during the late 80’s, Rick Castro was dubbed the FETISH KING by all that know him. His photographs are characterized by potent and visceral tableaux, tinged with sadomasochism, leather and sexual pleasure.
From the artist’s fetishizing of Tony Ward in the 80’s, to capturing moments, places and the people of the underground scene in Los Angeles nightlife in the 90’s and 00’s. He continues his pictorial career and fascination with lust, desire and kink, producing elegant portraiture of celebrated artists and the demi-monde.
Durk Dehner founder of the Tom of Finland Foundation was one of his first collectors. The Tom House is where Mr. Castro hosts his weekly tea salon and monthly book club.