Private Hell

  • Dimensions : 195 × 130 cm
  • Year : 2020
  • Medium : Oil spraypaint
  • Support : Canvas
  • Editions : Unique work
  • Signature : Signed and dated by artist

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Raphaelle Bertran's works are constructed like painted oxymorons. Marked by what the artist claims as a “disturbing strangeness” and nourished by in-depth readings of Nietzsche, Bataille and Blanchot, they come in the form of narrative fragments. The mixture of many details and figures, both borrowed from the history of art and from his own visual lexicon, then disturbs the viewer's perception by thwarting any possibility of an all-encompassing reading of the work.


Born in 1992 Raphaëlle Bertran Pinheiro obtained a Master 2 in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Sorbonne Paris IV University in 2014 before starting training at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where she obtained her first diploma at the Atelier Dominique Gauthier in 2018 then a National Higher Diploma in Plastic Arts at the Atelier Marc Desgrandchamps in 2020. She also participated in an international exchange by studying at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg in 2019.

Winner of the Alberic Rocheron Painting Prize awarded by the French Academy in 2021, she was also selected for the Société Générale Collection Prize the same year and for the Prix des Amis des Beaux-arts de Paris in 2018.

Her works have been presented since 2017 on the occasion of collective exhibitions organized by the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and several pieces from the exhibition of his works "Suns" are selected in 2021 to be exhibited throughout the year. been at the Galerie LOFT, Paris and to integrate the bottom of the Gallery. In 2022, she won the Societe Generale Collection Prize and the 1st prize of the Antoine Marin Prize for young creation awarded by a jury including the artist David Hockney.