Oil on Canvas
32cm x 25cm
Raphael Sagage began painting at the age of seven in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His source of inspiration has always been the objects of everyday life and the natural world that surrounds him, fascinated by their colours, patterns, shapes and textures. Rather than paint exactly what he sees, Raphael prefers to let his response to his surroundings be guided by his paintbrush.
This vision is reflected in his impressionistic paintings, which include experimental techniques combined with more traditional application of media. He often includes cubist characteristics, putting his work into a broader spectrum of style and media from cubism to realism into his expressionistic style and is considered a forerunner in abstract realism.
Raphael’s paintings have been featured in many group and solo exhibitions in the Caribbean, USA and Europe and his work is well represented in both private and corporate collections.
Notable collectors included former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, “empress of soul” Gladys Knight and media mogul Ted Turner to name a few, as well as an array of international and local supporters.
He has served as professor of Fine Arts at the National School of Arts in Haiti. He has also received recognition and numerous reviews from theUunited Nations -1990; Christie’s and Sotheby’s, New York – 1994; and a proclamation from the City Of Atlanta in 1995.
He continues to share his talent and philosophy with other people, encouraging them to realise the importance of art in its various forms.