Rafael Duncan’s work, executed in the medium of paint, spray and inks, consist of giant fantasy beings and a series of characters that touch on topical and political issues facing society and mankind as we venture into the new millennium. Huge mythical creatures and other colourful characters fill his works, as well as portraits of icons of popular culture in his unique wild style.
Within the last two years, Rafael has produced two pieces of album cover art for the trip-hop band Allflaws. For part of the 2012 Upfest in Bristol, which is one of Europe’s biggest urban art festivals, Rafael painted a large mural within 8 hours. He has hung his work in various bars around Bristol, as well as exhibiting twice at the ' It’s All 2 Much Gallery ' in Bristol as part of two group shows. He has also had a Solo Show in the Arts House and the YHA (4 Week exhibition), both in Bristol. He plans to put on a number of shows in the near future in London.
Rafael also directs his own low-budget underground sci- fi feature films from screenplays he has written. He sees film as an extension of art and his expression of all things he loves in the weird and wonderful world of sci-fi and myth. This is partly echoed in his paintings, which touch on conspiracy theories and esoteric ideas.
Rafael says, "Some people in the art and film worlds might consider doing art and film together as being too much, but as far as I’m concerned they compliment each other perfectly, enabling me to express the different sides of my true self". Rafael has written seven sci-fi feature film scripts and has just completed his eighth, which he plans to direct in 2015.