SCULPTOR | GERMANY
Raphaël's sculptural installations raise contemporary societal questions about ideals of beauty, draw images of new religions, question free will influenced by algorithms, or create material tests, achieving a turn to the problem through his humorous undertone. One often feels caught using his predominantly interactive objects to make the work experiential. Often the person looking at the object comes into contact with it, and a sometimes unpleasant physical as well as mental closeness is created. His artistic activity resembles that of an inventor who works with partly playful means. He combines classical materials with new technologies.
Raphaël grew up in a classical music’s world, graduating in Violoncello from the Paris conservatoire at the young age of 15. To further his studies he moves to Berlin, where he will never finish them, and instead starts a one year internship for Olafur Eliasson, continuing afterwards at the Lette-Verein with studies of photography design. In 2018 he furthers his studies in The Hague, following the course ArtScience at the Royal academy of arts. He is now finishing his studies of fine arts at the University of the arts in Berlin, under Prof. Karsten Konrad.
Multimedia Installations | Sculpting
Most important shows
(2022) Galerie Russi Klenner „Trio Show“ / Berlin, DE
(2020) Edel Extra „Ok contact allowed“ / Nuremberg, DE
(2019) Nest „Mythocracy“ / Den Haag, NL