Artist: Paco Raphael
Title: 'Distant Lover' Lightbox
Size: 125h x 125w cm (49.21h x 49.21w inches)
Media: Glossy plexiglass on all sides, edgeless adhesed with milled inlay of coloured lettering. With on/off switch. LED, 110/220V.
Lightbox: With a dimmable feature
Edition: 9 only.
With his new series of lightboxes, Paco Raphael brings outdoor industrial lighting indoors. Starting from a passion for vintage signages and billboards and how they colour the nighttime cityscapes, Paco produces an indoor industrial art piece that adds urbanity to your home or office. Music is translated into light, by using song texts taken from epic tracks as typography on front of the lightbox. The form and size of the lightbox make it work as a painting on the wall and lamp in one. Front and four sides of the box are fabricated from high gloss plexiglass, edgeless adhesed to form an art piece with an eye for construction and detail.
Paco graduated from The Hague University with a degree in Applied Sciences in Communication & Multimedia Design. As a creative in advertising, he never stopped exploring ways to improve his work and its impact on the world around him. Working for big brand names like Philips, Renault, G-Star, Bol.com and MTV Networks, he evolved into a senior graphic designer. Still ambitious to explore more and better, he restated himself as artist, combining conventional art with digital media.
Pushing his limits and the limit that separates art from design, he now puts his ambition and abilities to work as an industrial designer, uniting his artwork with innovative materials and products. Paco Raphael shows a new approach to all that surrounds us in life, from a painting to furniture or fashion. And we doubt he’ll stop here.