Hometown: Gharb - Gozo Island
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|Biography||Born in 1956 in the South of France, Raphael Labro was exposed at an early age to modern painters such as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. At the young age of 16, he is admitted to the Fine Art School of Nice. Has his first solo exhibition "Photographisme" in 1973 with artworks created on photographic paper.
He starts his professional career as set decorator for Paloma Picasso.
Attracted subsequently by photography, he establishes his name working for designers such as Yamamoto Kansai...
In 1997 he decides to concentrate exclusively in art. He is now embracing the traditional medium of painting. Labro who has lived in many countries and in all 5 continents still favours vivid colours reminiscent of French Provence and Mediterranean artists. Also feminine subjects in a mystic and astral context depicting his original view of the universe.
Labro creates with the purity of a child, spontaneous expressions of universal symbols with a deep concern for our planet Earth.
|Interests||Ice age civilizations, mother earth, walking the dog
|Music||Astral Satellite Orchestra, Kris Kylven
|Films||Fellini's and Polanksi's
|Books||The Book to the Gate of the Andromeda Galaxy
|Heroes||Princess Lola and Captain Morgan
*Art Decoratifs Nice, France
*Lycée Masséna, Nice, France
"Awakening" paintings and installation at Cotoner Hall (Valletta, Malta)
"Rebirth" paintings exhibition at the Sinclair Stevenson Gallery (Gozo, Malta)
"Atomisation" digital art Sendagaya Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
"Transmutation" photography and digital manipulation at Time Square (Hong-Kong)
"Transmutation" photography and digital manipulation at the Daikanyama Hillside Terrace Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
"Transmutation Preview " photography and digital manipulation at the Goethe Art Center (Hong Kong)
"Visions Across the Universe" at Parco Exposure Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
"Umina" photography encrusted in metal scuptures at Palais des Festivals (Cannes, France)
"Bizzz Art" live show and photoraphy at L'Otel Gallery (Sydney, Australia)
"Transformation" photography and copier mix media at l'Otel (Sydney, Australia)
"Falsche Farben" photography at Kunst Nägel Gallery (Hamburg, Germany)
"Photographisme" lab works on photographic prints (Nice, France)
"Malta International (105 nations) Art Biennale at GALLERIA D’ARTE ZODIACO (Licata, Sicily)
"“Two Centuries of the Eloquence of the Female Figure”" part of the 2007 Malta International (105 nations) Art Biennale (Mgarr, Malta)
"Ozmosis" photography and digital painting at the Palais des Festivals (Cannes, France)
1995 "Transmutation" photography and digital manipulation at L'Otel Gallery (Sydney, Australia)
"Ozone #9" photography at Palais des Festivals during the International Festival of Actor's Performance (Cannes, France)
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