Design + Illustration
Kassia Rico is an Asian Mexican American artist based in Los Angeles. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She works with painting, drawing, design, illustration and surface design, with some packaging, display design, mural painting, and decorative graphics for apparel, home fashions, giftware, and paper products.
In her minimal works, she lightly places soft tones next to impossibly vivid colors, deconstructing the physical plane into compressions of space, shadow, edges and texture. Focusing on the 3- and 2- dimensional space and products, her works examine themes around contemporary american life and pastimes, nature and memory, reality and dreams.
Rico’s work is firmly rooted in drawing. She explores the spontaneity of line work, graphic shapes and color to translate the mundane with a playful yet mature visual language.
For any paintings, commissions, inquiries, please contact me through email.