Kiku Poch was born in Barcelona on September 18th, 1963, as the son of two painters, Poch Romeau, a landscape artist of international fame, and still life artist, Josefina Ripoll. With two artists for parents, Kiku grew up surrounded by art, prints and posters. His own interest in fine art was manifested at an early age, when he would draw with colored pencils, wax and crayons. At age 16, Kiku’s father taught him the trade of graphic art and instilled in him the knowledge of drawing, perspective, color, airbrush, watercolor, etc.
Later on, Kiku formed part of a team of artists at a prestigious advertising agency in Barcelona, where, for a period of eight years, he worked as a graphic designer. Thanks to his creativity and skilled technique, his art, prints and posters were highly regarded in the advertising sector. In 1993, when the agency where Kiku worked closed, he began painting with oils, which are, according to him, the most “noble” medium of painting. Until this time, Kiku had never dared to work with oils, but now he had the time to experiment.
Kiku sold the third painting that he ever did and thus began his career. Kiku considers himself to be a self-taught painter of art, prints and posters, although surely having been raised by a family of painters had its influence, as a young Kiku unconsciously began his art education as he watched his father paint. Currently, Kiku alternates between Mallorca, Menorca and the Costa Brava, but always remains near his great passion, the sea.