Raphaël Laventure, a French painter and sculptor, was born in the Dordogne in 1986. He has been living in Ibiza since 2014.
Emotion is the main ingredient found in each of his works, including the notion of “happiness”, which has become over the years the central point of his artistic research, both pictorial and sculptural. Creator of the movement “BORN TO BE HAPPY®”, his creations are like a heartfelt appeal, a call to the whole wide world to be happy without any restriction.
Raphaël Laventure is rapidly developing his colourful pop style, which appeals to collectors and gallery owners alike. Raphaël likes to paint on a large scale, so as to diffuse a maximum of energy. His modern compositions, painted with dynamism and passion, reveal the beauty of women. The explosion of colours in his acrylic paintings, the delicacy of his palette-knife technique, and the care given to each form and each curve, seemingly both instinctive and controlled, are also found in his sculptures. It is through this new ground of creation that Raphaël intends to spread his philosophy of life.