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Raphael Laventure Joy
Emre Yusufi The Champ Love
About the Artist
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”.
The Turkish photographer and sculptor Emre Yusufi was born in Istanbul on 19 January 1981.
He is a graduate of the Accademia Italiana Fine Art School in Florence, and holds a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Graphic Arts in the Marmara University and a master's in visual communication design and graphic arts from Yeditepe University.
Upon completing his studies, he became the co-founder and chief artistic director of the LEMONADE "Refreshing Ideas" advertising agency. As part of the creative team, he currently manages campaigns and advertising for the Turkish market.
As well as pursuing his career in advertising, he participates with his artistic projects in international exhibitions, meeting art lovers from all over the world.
Through his art, Emre Yusufi invites us to enter the realm in which the static (sculpture) meets, contrasts and interacts with the dynamic (life). His sculptures representing Roman deities are iconic. And who could more perfectly symbolise that dichotomy than Hercules, half man, half god?
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