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.

Juan de la Rica, El retratista
Juan de la Rica, El retratista, 2020, oil on canvas,  92 x 73 cm.
Juan de la Rica, Koldo
Juan de la Rica, Koldo, 2022, Oil on canvas,  65 x 54 cm (UNAVAILABLE)
Juan de la Rica, La conversión de San Pablo
Juan de la Rica, La conversión de San Pablo, 2021, Oil on canvas, 146 x 114 cm
Juan de la Rica, La gran jarra negra
Juan de la Rica, La gran jarra negra, 2022, oil on canvas,  92 x 73 cm