Born in 1986, Raphaël Laventure is a French painter, he lives and works in Ibiza. The artist grew up in a particularly creative environment. He was fascinated by history of art at an early age and also by the Greek and Roman era, and began to draw and paint as well. He went to a Design school but quickly turned towards painting.
The artist has a passion human beings, particularly faces on which one can read emotions and weaknesses. He portrays positive and glowing work, with the help of a palette of colors. His portraits are created in acrylic on large formatted wooden boards. A perfectionist without a doubt, he can spend up to 200 hours to create a work.
He has many inspirations, although fashion, design and music inspire him the most. Recently, his new life in Ibiza seems to have a visible effect on his work, with portraits which are more sensual and sexy.