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Raphaël Laventure
Painter, sculptor

As a painter and sculptor of elation, the notion of “happiness” has become over the years the central point of Raphaël Laventure’s artistic research. Passion, dynamism and energy are the main ingredients found in each of his colourful pop compositions.

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.

His mother, who loved to paint, nourished the imagination of the artist during his youth. As a child, he admired the splendid statues of antiquity, both Hellenistic and Roman, losing himself in the drapes of an Athena or the angelic features of a Venus; these continue to inspire his work today, the female figure being his favourite subject.

Driven by his passions, namely fashion, design, and travel, his works reflect his being: they sparkle with life. Music also forms an essential element of his creative process, acting as a stimulant and an energizer and thus influencing his way of conceiving his works. The festive island paradise of Ibiza is for Raphaël a well of inexhaustible inspiration – it is here that “BORN TO BE HAPPY®” came into being as a concept.

As a painter of elation, the artist carries with him the joy of living, that feeling that each of us has, and that Raphaël Laventure has decided to unleash in the name of universal happiness and the right of everyone to be happy, giving life to his universe “BORN TO BE HAPPY ®”.

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