Born on 28 December 1949 in El Masnou (Barcelona), At the age of 9 years old, he is introduced to the world of art by the artist José M. Martínez.

Later he begins to study in the Escola Massanain Barcelona.

From 1969 to 1974 he works in an international art agency called SI Artists, working as an illustrator, creating photographic documentaries and graphic design.

In 1975 he returns to his beginnings, painting, deciding to devote himself exclusively to it.

By 2015 he had presented 125 individual exhibitions and participated in several collective exhibitions. He has taken part in several international art fairs.

13 books have been published about his work.

His works appear in important private collections in Europe, the United States, Japan and Canada.

In 1995 he inaugurates his own art gallery in Sant Cugat del Vallès, “Espai Lluís Ribas”.

In 1998 he signs an exclusive contract for USA, with the prestigious company Wally Findlay Galleries, where he regularly exhibited in the different galleries of this company. 

In 2000 a sculpture of his, dedicated to women, is erected in the Plaça Magí Bartralot in Sant Cugat.  

In 2004, the artist films his first short film as director and screenwriter: Flor, in Palma, Majorca. 

In 2016 he celebrates the 40thanniversary of his first individual exhibition.

Lluís Ribas currently lives and works in La Floresta, Sant Cugat (Barcelona), where he built a house and study with optimum conditions of light and space in which to create his work.