José Ricardo Contreras González's work revolves around the painting. The artist, a native of Bucaramanga, holds a Master of Arts from the Universidad Industrial in Santander. As a result of his work, he has held solo and group exhibitions in Colombia and Spain.
The artist explores the image through the examination of physical and digital records involving photography, film, and other artistic expressions. Currently, its process is guided by two investigations that are conducted in parallel. The first reflects on the mechanisms of representation of reality, the images of flow, and their implications, and the second investigates the landscape and migration processes, using the review of domestic archives, literature, and fieldwork as a resource.