Raphael Laventure

(Perigueux 12/08/1986 -)


Biography

Raphael 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.

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.

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.

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 Raphael 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”.

Exhibition

• 2020 Exhibitions with Art Life Gallery in Saint Raphaël and Saint Tropez FR
• 2020 Exhibition with Artopic Gallery, Toulouse FR
• 2020 Art Gallery Show, Monaco MN
• 2020 Exhibition with Galerie 28, Reims FR
• 2020 Exhibition with Galerie Design by Jaler, Paris FR
• 2020 Exhibition with Art.M Luxembourg, Spa-Francorchamps BE
• 2020 Exhibition with CM Art Invest, Aix-en-Provence FR
• 2020 Exhibition at 9th Salon du Livre de Monaco, MN
• 2019 Art Wynwood, Miami US
• 2019 Sm’ART, Aix-en-Provence FR
• 2019 Exhibitions with Art Life Gallery in Saint Raphaël and Saint Tropez FR
• 2019 Exhibition with Artopic Gallery, Toulouse FR
• 2019 Art Gallery Show, Monaco MN
• 2019 Exhibition with Galerie 28, Reims FR
• 2019 Exhibition with Galerie Design by Jaler, Paris FR
• 2019 Exhibition with CM Art Invest, Antibes FR
• 2018 Art Expo NY, US
• 2018 Art Santa Fe, US
• 2018 Art San Diego, US
• 2018 Superfine Art Fair, Washington US
• 2018 Red Dot Miami Art Fair, US
• 2018 Art Wynwood, Miami US
• 2018 Exhibition with European Design & Art Gallery, Hallandale, US
• 2018 Exhibition with Samhart Gallery, Gstaad SZ
• 2018 Exhibition with Galerie Next, Toulouse FR
• 2018 Exhibition with Urban Gallery, Paris FR
• 2018 Art Gallery Show, Monaco MN
• 2018 Exhibitions with Art Life Gallery in Saint Raphaël and Saint Tropez FR
• 2017 Exhibition with European Design & Art Gallery, Hallandale, US
• 2017 Exhibition with Samhart Gallery, Gstaad SZ
• 2017 Art Gallery Show, Monaco MN
• 2017 Exhibition with Galerie Next, Toulouse FR
• 2017 Exhibitions with Art Life Gallery in Saint Raphaël and Saint Tropez FR
• 2017 Art 3F exhibitions in Lyon and Bordeaux FR
• 2017 Antwerp Art Fair, Antwerp BE
• 2017 Luxembourg Art Fair, LU
• 2016 Art Gallery Show, Monaco MN
• 2016 Exhibition with Galerie Next, Toulouse FR
• 2016 Exhibition with Art Life Gallery in Saint Raphaël FR
• 2016 Exhibition at Maison de l’Eléphant, Ibiza SP
• 2016 Exhibition at Galerie de l’Arbre de Jade, Mèze FR
• 2015 Exhibition with Art Life Gallery in Saint Raphaël FR
• 2015 Exhibition at Maison de l’Eléphant, Ibiza SP
• 2015 Exhibition at Galerie de l’Arbre de Jade, Mèze FR
• 2015 Art Gallery Show, Monaco MN

Work Selection

Alternate Text

Joy