Rebeca Khamlichi (Madrid, 1987) is not a painter. It is a way of painting. Graphic design and 17th century religious iconography, cartoons and Michael Haneke, bubblegum pink and Goya's Black Paintings, the Superflat and the copla coexist in his universe: something like if Doña Concha Piquer were ripped off by haikus ... a mix of elements that are aesthetically appealing to him, whether they are virgins and aliens or guns and caramel syrup.
She is also interested in manners, either from the Spanish tradition, or from the current millennial or even from generation Z. She feels very comfortable in pop, although her pop is almost always veiled with a point of darkness or drama: in At a first glance, all his characters seem very happy because of the chromatic, because of the color of his works, but when you go a little deeper, you discover that inside there are more bitter emotions.
He paints in Madrid on a terrace overlooking the rooftops of the Lavapiés neighborhood. And it does, he says, because - for now - acrylics are available without a prescription.
Parallel to his artistic career, IN 2016 he created, together with Mari Quiñonero, “Las muy perras”, a platform to raise funds through the sale of art destined for shelters, protectors and animal shelters. In April 2018 he published his first book, "Las hijas de Antonio López" and in 2019 he illustrated Bebi Fernández's book "Amor y Asco".