Fantasy Illustrator Luis Royo EXhibit @ THe EHM

Many a latex lover as much enjoys cosplay, a solid super-hero movie, some old “Heavy Metal” comics, begun as this good stuff often is, in sexy fantasy illustration. Luis Royo, an artist at the top of the fantasy illustration field, has an exclusive exhibit featuring his work being shown at Las Vegas’ Erotic Heritage Museum, until August of 2024.

Harry Mohney’s Erotic Heritage Museum, in Las Vegas, is a sex-positive, 24,000 square foot museum, featuring exhibits championing the wonders of erotic imagination. Luis Royo, and his son Romulo, also featured in this exhibitio of fantasy art, was born in 1954 in Olalla, Teruel, Spain, and started to exhibit his paintings in 1972. By 1980, he was publishing his comics in magazines like “1984,” “Rambla,” “El Víbora,” and “Heavy Metal.” Three years later, Royo shifted his focus to illustration—the area in which he would become most successful—publishing his fantasy-based artwork internationally, creating works for the US, Germany, and Great Britain, as well as book covers for such prestigious publishers as Tor Book, Berkley Books, Avon, Warner Books, and Batman Books. Magazines often used Luis Royo’s artwork to illustrate their covers, including U.S. magazines “Heavy Metal” and “National Lampoon” and European magazines “Cimoc, Cómic Art,” “Ere Comprime,” and “Total Metal.” During these years, he also began designing video cases, lending his talents to such iconic video game covers as “Game Over,” “Turbo Girl,” and “Navy Moves.”

In its usual style of presenting exhibits so uniquely that the EHM truly has earned its place as a premium learning space, gallery, and exhibition center, the EHM has paired the new Royo exhibit with the music of Salt Lake City-based composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Mitchel Johnson, specifically two songs from his Murder of Fireflies electronica project. Johnson’s “Safe Words” and “Nocturnal Dysthymia,” provide the oh-so-sexy soundtrack to the new exhibit.

As EHM Director Dr. Victoria Hartmann says, “Mitchel Johnson’s captivating musical style grace the magnificence of the Luis and Romolo Royo exhibit. His ‘Murder of Fireflies’ electronica project is a wonderful addition to the magic of the Royo style of artistry and the EHM’s efforts to make music a part of our exhibitions.”

For lovers of both stunning electronica-based music and artwork that skirts across boundaries of high-flying fantasy, fetish and those tropes so many of the alt. fashion fan, latex wearer and comic-inspired are, well, inspired by, the Luis Royo exhibit, with Mitchel Johnson’s music, make for a must-see experience.

The Erotic Heritage Museum is located one block off the famous Las Vegas ‘strip’ @ 3275 Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

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