Rico Bergstra is a dutch artist, born in Amsterdam where he lived until the end of his studies at the Amsterdam Academy of visual Arts. He has lived in France, Spain, Switzerland and Germany where he has said to have enjoyed all the different and enriching aspects of each country and their particular cultures. As of 2020 he finds himself yet again living in the wonderful countryside of Andalucía, comitting himself to his art.
His paintings and drawings translate the emotions taking place in relation to his world observed and felt and put into a new 2 dimensional pictorial reality. The newness and uniqueness of these encounters find expression in an unusual use of colours, perspective and peculiar choice of composition. The idea is to transmit to and bond with the observer so they can recapture and have something of a taste of this freshness as felt by the artist at the time.
His inspiration springs from the intensity of living and the emotional connection to the surrounding culture, nature and people. He also feels that the diversity of life and the world are absolutely vital to him and his work.
Rico's Art Gallery