Born in Niterói in 1983, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.
Rafael has a degree in Painting and is currently a doctoral candidate in Visual Languages at the School of Fine Arts at UFRJ. Actually, teaches at the Scenography course of Theater Scholl from Unirio. In his works, Rafael proposes negotiations between his daily life and his artistic practice – he investigates the possibilities of articulation between everyday experience and painting. Alonso experiments fields of action for color, form and gesture while not removing painting from its critical model of reflecting on its time and place.