Candy Rookie Rax Mercado Is All About Growing As An Artist
School: De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde
Year and Course: Second Year, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia
Multimedia major Rax Mercado has been an artist, first getting into drawing and painting as a kid. Growing up, though, he discovered other art styles and mediums and started to delve into traditional and digital art.
As a creative, it’s essential for Rax to be open to new art forms and styles in order to grow. “I would describe myself as an experimental artist wherein I try to do new things, explore different forms of art and take risks in order for me to express myself and inspire the people around me," he says.
Now that he’s a Candy Rookie, Rax is looking forward to reach and inspire more people his age through his art and find new means to develop as an artist and a person.
Rax is part of Candy Rookies 2020, a group of influential and aspirational college students handpicked to represent #GenerationCandy in the year to come.
Photography: Rxandy Capinpin
Art Direction: Hannah Villafuerte
Team Art Director: Jico Joson
Producers: Ysabel Y. Yuzon and Mylene Mendoza
Shoot Coordination: Lou Ferrer
Styling: Van Mercado
Hairstylist: Nikko Bruel
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