The paintings of Ricardo Cavada (Pontejos, Cantabria, 1954) have been sometimes defined as expressionist, gestural, synthetizing, abstract, essential, silent, geometrical, thoughtful, minimalist, reductionist, etc.. The truth is it combines all these features that, somehow, have been finding their own place in his painting, along with a personal use of color that, repeatedly, has led specialists to compare him with Rothko. The invoice of his work is hidden by transparencies that add spontaneus freshness. Thanks to the reiterative study of color and light through infinite variations of a basic organizing element, Cavada has given his work a personal and recognizable language that arranges and organizes it in a clear and systematic way, leaving enough space for the lighting play created through superposition.
The works by Ricardo Cavada can be found in a large number of national collections, including the “La Caixa” Foundation, Coca Cola España Foundation, CAC Málaga Collection, Unicaja de Málaga Collection, Norte de Arte Contemporáneo Collection, Testimoni Collection of La Caixa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bank of Spain Collection, Municipal Museum of Fine Arts of Santander, Bergé Collection in Madrid and Arthur Andersen Collection, among others.