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Candy Rookie Rax Mercado Is All About Growing As An Artist

Rax is part of Candy Rookies 2020, a group of influential and aspirational college students handpicked to represent #GenerationCandy in the year to come.
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School: De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde

Year and Course: Second Year, Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia

Age: 20

Instagram: @rax.mercado

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.

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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.

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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.

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Rax is part of Candy Rookies 2020, a group of influential and aspirational college students handpicked to represent #GenerationCandy in the year to come.

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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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