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Rafel Bestard

Born in: 1967

Spain

Biography
Refel Bestard was born in Palma de Mollorca, and began his career in the 80's after having studied at Beaux-Arts University in Barcelona. He currently teaches drawing at an Art school in his hometown.

His work is a mix of reality, inspired by his experiences and fantasies. He constantly tries to make visible the invisible, show his feelings, emotions, fantasies and dreams in an obvious manner. He includes surrealistic and realistic elements, but doesn't consider himself to be a surrealist. He doesn't like to be labeled.

Oil painting is key in his production. He is fascinated by the creation of his own pigments, giving him a closer and an intimate look on the subject. He doesn't follow any method strictly and doesn't plan, Bestard is very meticulous, almost a stickler for details-and goes with the flow. He needs this feeling to begin his painting.

His work explores fusion and the relation between the fundamental opposites: light and shadow, life and death.

Rafel Bestard has participated in several collective and personal exhibitions, and has displayed his work in several countries like Germany, Canada, China, U.S.A, France and Turkey. In 2012, one his paintings, "Then a moment gest and conceals"won the X Biennale of visual arts prize in the city of Albacete.
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  • Painting

  • Painting Animal

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Nude

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Oil

  • Spanish Artist

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Rafel Bestard, Maiestatis, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Maiestatis, 2018
21.7 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$2,166

Rafel Bestard, Fighter, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Fighter, 2018
39.4 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$5,269

Rafel Bestard, Flight school Master, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Flight school Master, 2018
31.9 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$5,737

Rafel Bestard, Winner, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Winner, 2018
25.6 x 21.3 inch
Painting

$2,927

Rafel Bestard, Swallow, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Swallow, 2017
15 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$1,522

Rafel Bestard, Muzzle, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Muzzle, 2018
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$5,737

Rafel Bestard, Man or rabbit, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Man or rabbit, 2018
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$5,737

Rafel Bestard, Blinded, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Blinded, 2018
31.9 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$5,737

Rafel Bestard, Rabbit or man, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Rabbit or man, 2018
39.4 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$5,269

Rafel Bestard, Nutrition facts, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Nutrition facts, 2018
28.7 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$4,801

Rafel Bestard, Flight instructor, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Flight instructor, 2018
31.9 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$5,503

Rafel Bestard, Affliction, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Affliction, 2018
15 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$1,522

Rafel Bestard, Woman in white shirt, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Woman in white shirt, 2018
39.4 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$5,210

Rafel Bestard, The blessing, Painting

Rafel Bestard

The blessing, 2018
39.4 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$5,210

Rafel Bestard, The fountain, Painting

Rafel Bestard

The fountain, 2018
21.7 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$2,166

Rafel Bestard, Cut, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Cut, 2018
21.3 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$2,986

Rafel Bestard, Christmas woman, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Christmas woman, 2018
76.8 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$14,343

Rafel Bestard, Christmas man, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Christmas man, 2018
76.8 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$14,343

Rafel Bestard, Pájaro, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Pájaro, 2017
13 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$1,522

Rafel Bestard, Box, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Box, 2017
21.7 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$2,166

Rafel Bestard, Exam, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Exam, 2018
13.8 x 10.6 inch
Painting

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Rafel Bestard, Catched, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Catched, 2018
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

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Rafel Bestard, Boots, Painting

Rafel Bestard

Boots, 2017
23.2 x 26.4 inch
Painting

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