Born in 1956 in the South of France, Raphael Labro was exposed at an early age to modern painters such as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. At the young age of 16, he is admitted at the Fine Art School of Nice and have his first solo exhibition "Photographisme" in 1973 with artworks created on photographic paper. He starts his professional career as set decorator for Paloma Picasso. Attracted subsequently by photography, he establishes his name working for designers such as Yamamoto Kansai, Kenzo, Jean-Paul Gaultier and many big names while taking pictures for all major fashion magazines by ways of Paris, London, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong-Kong and Sydney.
In 1997 he decides to concentrate exclusively in art and he returns to the traditional medium of painting. Labro has lived in Gozo for 6 years. He is inspired by the nature and spirituality of the island. Hence his huge Goddess collection. Labro won the prestigious Malta Biennale 2009. Within all his works, Labro has brought us not only visions of beauty, but also the promise of our dawning future. Surreal, captivating and complex. The viewer is given an experience far beyond the norm. Labro conveys that we can over come the fatalist thinking of our modern society. There is a synchrony to all our dreams and that we can choose the path of a vibrant paradise.