Emotion is the main attribute found in each of his works, notably the notion of “happiness” which has become over the years the central point of his artistic research, both pictorial and sculptural. Creator of the “BORN TO BE HAPPY ®” movement, his creations are like a cry from the heart, a call to the whole world to be happy without restriction.
Raphaël grew up in a creative family universe. His mother, who loved to paint, nourished the artist’s imagination during his youth. As a child, he admired the splendid antique statues, both Hellenistic and Roman, getting lost in the drapes of an Athena or the angelic features of a Venus, which today inspire his work, the female figure being his favourite subject.
Raphaël Laventure quickly developed his colourful Pop style, which seduced collectors and gallery owners. Raphaël likes to paint paintings on a large scale 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 finesse of his knife strokes, the care taken with each shape, each curve that seems both so instinctive and so mastered, are also found in his sculptures. It is through this new medium of creation that Raphaël intends to spread his philosophy of life.
For Raphaël Laventure, creation is close to a love story, at its most intense and magical. Driven by his multiple passions of fashion, design and travel, his works are in his image: sparkling with life. Music is also essential to her creative process, it is a stimulant and energizer that influences the way she conceives her works. The festive and paradisiac island of Ibiza is for Raphaël an inexhaustible source of inspiration, it is here that “BORN TO BE HAPPY ®” was born as a matter of course.
Painter of joy, the artist carries within him the joy of living, this feeling that each of us possesses, and that Raphaël Laventure has decided to liberate in the name of Universal Happiness and the right of everyone to be happy, by giving life to his universe ” BORN TO BE HAPPY ® “.