Established in Bilbao and graduated in Fine Arts from the Basque Country University, Juan De La Rica explains “I like the idea that looking at a painting, the first impression is that it seems easy, but then one realize how complex it is.”
His colorful paintings revisit with humor, and sometimes a hint of irony, a myriad of subjects, ranging from portraits to still lifes, including large religious paintings. The synthetic and precise line asserts a great technical mastery of the medium used, oil painting, and a keen sense of perspective and volume through expressive and stylized compositions.
The repertoire of themes in which the Basque painter draws allows him to interrogate painting both as a tool and as a picture per se. If you ask him about his favorite subject, he easily answers that every motif remains an option.