Monday, October 19 from 7 pm – 8:15 pm
Meeting via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83529768220 Meeting ID: 835 2976 8220
Free for VAGF members and non-members
Topic: How artists can stay creative? And tips on art sales for artists!
Bio: Born in the Bronx, New York in December of 1984, Rapheal grew up in a household that strongly believed in the importance of the arts and education. He was influenced by his mother who was an illustrator and his father, a painter. When he was only 5 years old, he was bitten by the entrepreneur bug when a woman offered him money for his drawings. These early influences and events lead him to open a boutique clothing store, selling customizable clothing and shoes by the time he was in high school. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2007, he began to work as a graphic artist and animator for a major media network in Times Square. After numerous years in the media field, Rapheal relocated to Dallas, Texas where he began his career as a full-time artist in 2017.
Rapheal’s work can be categorized as Contemporary Urban Fine Art and varies from oil paint, acrylic, and mixed media, mostly focused on the culture of the urban city living. His visions derive from memories and experiences which connect the viewer and their own nostalgia. The evoked emotion from each viewer gives Rapheal a push to continuously create meaningful and thought-provoking bodies of work.
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