• FCK x Tom of Finland: Wrap Party
  • FCK x Tom of Finland: Wrap Party
  • FCK x Tom of Finland: Wrap Party
  • FCK x Tom of Finland: Wrap Party
  • FCK x Tom of Finland: Wrap Party

FCK x Tom of Finland: Wrap Party

On April 5th, 2024, FCK is excited to present the final collection of the FCK X Tom of Finland series of erotic objects and photos from his three-month residency with the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles.

The entire collection created over the 3 month residency will be on display and available for purchase at VENIA Studio. Included with this presentation will be a selection of student work fired and glazed by FCK made from the series of ceramics courses held during the residency. We invite all students to come view their work alongside FCK's Collection.

Join us on April 5th for FCK’s Wrap Party: Tools to Eat.

Discover the final presentation of the series of ceramic works and photos of FCK Los Angeles Residency exhibited at the VENIA studio from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the DTLA arts district.

*This is an open event. RSVP below*


More About FCK / Frédérick Gautier

His artistic work, with a brutalist aesthetic, has previously explored architectural eroticism, investigating how sexuality is expressed in functionalist architecture. The micro-architectures always remain functional, initiating an implicit dialogue, especially through the concrete moveable wall  that partition spaces while evoking an erotic tension through the voyeurism they generate.

Adopting his brutalist aesthetic, ceramic artist FCK / Frédérick Gautier ventures into the field of sculpture and erotic photography, defying the standards of perfection and aiming to dissolve conventional boundaries. This project explores the complex boundaries between what is considered provocative, voyeurism, and art.

Throughout his encounters, men dressed as they are, will take hold of his ceramic pieces to stage themselves, turning them into props for a sensual game. Nonchalant postures, frugal scenes, and athletic poses will stand out in the series of photographs developed during the residency. The subjects enjoy the contradictions that these erotic and functional objects provoke, concealing areas of the body that they replicate in their reliefs. The structure of the body's positions are transposed into these pieces that serve both for sustenance and to bring the body closer to its own image. The photography of FCK fully connects the action and fantasies that connect the subject to the photographed object, to the point of nearly blending them together.

FCK has a prolific production and a nearly fetishistic relationship with the forms he creates. His creations are resolutely simple; they are containers. They aim not solely for ornamentation, but that are simultaneously functional, imposing, sturdy, and easy to handle. The objects are created to interact seamlessly with the human touch, leathers, and fibers. They are tools for nourishment but also reveal these fantasies, embodying an exploration of eroticism.

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