Racso Jugarap (1989). A self-made artist from the Philippines who has always been fascinated with arts and creating things.
Growing up to be the youngest son of a jewelry crafter, Racso had already been exposed and seen playing with the tools in his father’s workshop, creating toys or making a very intricate school project.
Later on while studying Hospitality Management, he had already been commissioned to do design pieces for hotels and business establishments.
He was given an opportunity to travel around the world working as a chef and to see the beauty, energy and culture the world has to offer.
Now living in Belgium and having to experience firsthand how design has been part of most of the people's lives, this inspired him to share his art to the public that has been kept hidden for so long.
The concept of his current work (Sofia) a concept derived from the skeletons of his previous creations. The detailed wire works give the impression of shadows in its organic shapes and also representation of levitation and grace.
Through his experimentation s with materials the artist came to an understanding on how each of the materials behave, how each element could affect each other in a sense that every curve when viewed in a collective manner gave the piece a frolic and lively feeling. Curves have been always an element in his works. For him, curve shapes express fluid movement and it could be dynamic. It depends on how much the curve is in the object, the less curve the calmer.