On March 23 Amsterdam artist Paco Raphael (1975) will open his new exhibition 'Plain at Heart' at Kunsthuis Amsterdam. Paco Raphael - renowned for surprising the world with his imaginative view on the contemporary manmade society - shows a more vulnerable, mature reflection in his latest show ‘Plain at Heart’. 'A search for true essence of life and love in a culture of speed, drive, wealth, well-being and prosperity.'
With a mix of digital manipulation, graphic design, paint and stencil techniques, the artist layers a unique dimension to things that surround us in day to day life, from painting to furniture, fashion and sculptures. Tough, unpolished energy of the city set against the vulnerability of human interaction.
Paco Raphael distinguishes himself by combining an exceptional sense of style and composition with fascination for design, innovation, new techniques and material knowledge. Thanks to this unique combination of areas of interest, his work evolves continuously whilst retaining his distinctive style, in which he effortlessly navigates between reality and fantasy. The result is work with a deep layering. Iconic, raw, strong and vulnerable. Shown at leading exhibitions around the world.
With his latest exhibition Paco's limitless quest reaches a new high. 'Only when reaching a certain degree of maturity, freedom and self-reflection an artist possesses sufficient baggage to actually give back to the environment he feeds on.'