Paco Raphael (1975) graduated at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in Communication and Multimedia Design.
Paco Raphael combines conventional art with digital media. All over the world Paco Raphael takes pictures of urban scenes.
These contemporary cityscapes are mixed with urban industrial life in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, by adding images of themes like old cinema, music, typography, erotica and architecture taken from posters.
By merging the past and present, he creates a contemporary picture caught on canvas. The digitally mixed print is finished by hand with paint, pen and stencils.
The result is a versatile and vibrant mixed media painting that is consistent recognizable of Paco Raphael’s style. Breaking the boundaries that separate art from design, Paco Raphael works in objects that unite artwork with industrial products. By questioning the form of known objects, he takes them to a new level.