About


Raffaele Coletta loves to express himself through the fascinating media of oil paints, and the different possibilities that this medium offers. He uses and mixes it using brushes, palette knife, rags, fingers and more.
His interest in art revolves around how human bodies and minds work, and everything in between.
Raffaele has experimented with the human form in many ways that challenge the norm about the connection between body and mind. Creating surrealistic images in most of his paintings, he explores expressions of human emotions and feelings.


As his painting and experimenting process developed around the human mind, Raffaele's works started to reflects his own thoughts and emotions, in which his subtle portrait can be related to the viewer.
Raffaele is currently working on a series of paintings that challenge the relationship between the conscious and unconscious minds, and the archetypes that rule the unconscious.

The archetypes are innate patterns present in our collective unconscious (as defined by Jung), since prehistoric times. The archetypes have been identified and grouped by the psychologist and researcher Stefano Benemeglio, to summarize, in three symbols: Pole, Triangle, Circle.

Raffaele studied Psychology at CID CNV in Milano to better know the process behind human emotions. This allowed him to create a new series of paintings based on the knowledge of the most intimate emotions of the human soul.

Raffaele also studied Art in Italy and obtained his BA (hons) Fine Art from London South Bank University and an HND in Graphic Design at the City and Islington College, London.


Exhibitions


Exhibitions

Art From Within

Jul.22 - Aug. 11, 2019
Christie's, 8 King Street, St. James's,
London, SW1Y 6QT

Flourish in the Spring

May. 06 - May. 26, 2019
Gallery DU 808 LTD, 21-22 The Arcade Broadmead,
Bristol, BS1 3JD

Unlimited

Apr.30 - May 5, 2019
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road,
London, E2 7DG

Time and Travel; The fear of Freedom

Jan. 02 - Jan. 29, 2019
Gallery DU 808 LTD, 21-22 The Arcade Broadmead,
Bristol, BS1 3JD

Inside Art: London

Feb. 05 - Feb. 09, 2018
Christie's, 8 King Street, St. James's,
London, SW1Y 6QT

Summer Exhibition

July 25 - July 29, 2017
Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1RU

Art Maze Exhibition

Dec. 13 - Dec. 19, 2016
Bargehouse - Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank,
London SE1 9PH

UNTITLED : Insider Art Show

Aug. 26 - Oct. 8, 2016
Christie's, 8 King Street, St. James's,
London, SW1Y 6QT

Pure Painting

June 5 - July 3, 2015
Bar Gallery, 4-5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane,
London NW2 5HT

Rare Art Exhibition

April 14 - April 18, 2015
Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1RU

The Human Figure Competition

Oct. 08 - Nov. 15, 2014
Exhibeo - Art Competition
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Solo Art Exhibition
Raffaele Coletta

Dec. 19 - Dec. 27, 2013
Wake Up Cafe', 14 Clapham Park Road,
London SW4 7BB

Carthago Delenda Est!

Aug. 7 - Aug. 8, 2009
Museo Civico B.Greco,
Mondragone (CE) - Italy

Bacardi Cult

July 15 - July 20, 2006
Bar Europa,
Mondragone (CE) - Italy

Summer Exhibition

Aug. 20 - July 23, 2004
P.zza Marechiaro,
Mondragone (CE) - Italy

I Cieli Dell'Assurdo

Sept. 22 - Sept. 23, 2001
Sala Convegni M.Pacifico,
Mondragone (CE) - Italy

Petrinum Pictures

July 28 - Aug. 3, 1996
Museo Archeologico,
Mondragone (CE) - Italy


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