Filipino-Belgian Racso Jugarap finalist for LOEWE Craft Prize | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Racso Jugarap | Photo by Charles Prejean

The self-taught artist is among the 30 finalists chosen for the prestigious award



Racso Jugarap, an exceptionally talented Belgian artist originally from the Philippines, has secured a spot among the 30 finalists for the 2024 Loewe Craft Foundation, presented by LVMH. This prestigious recognition is a testament to Jugarap’s artistry and craftsmanship, which stands out among a competitive field of 3,900 entries.

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Photo by Charles Lavaux

Jugarap’s finalist entry, ‘Echinoid,’ in the Metal category, is a stunning example of his skillful manipulation of galvanized iron, gold leaf, and resin. The intricate weaving of wishbone-shaped threads on a lattice forms a masterpiece resembling a gourd, inspired by the delicate elegance of sea urchins. The piece is sprayed black, adorned with delicate gold leaf, and sealed with a final layer of resin, creating an ethereal effect reminiscent of dewdrops or fossilized insects trapped in amber.

“Echinoid” | Photo by Loewe Foundation

Born into a family of creativity, with his father being a jeweler, Jugarap is a self-taught artist whose distinctive approach to art has captivated audiences worldwide. His work, rooted in meditative practices, intertwines simple threads to create enchanting pieces. Jugarap’s portfolio will be on display at upcoming exhibitions in prominent galleries in Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, New York, and London.

Jugarap’s clientele includes renowned personalities such as The Weekend, Reinout Oerlemans, and Danielle Overgraag, with his pieces finding a home in major establishments worldwide, including Dubai, Sydney, and Miami. He has showcased his creations at the European Parliament in Brussels.


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About the Loewe Craft Foundation Prize: The Loewe Craft Foundation is delighted to include Racso Jugarap in the prestigious shortlist for the seventh edition of the Loewe Craft Prize. Created by Loewe’s Creative Director, Jonathan Anderson, this annual celebration of craftsmanship, innovation, and artistic talent will showcase Jugarap’s ‘Echinoid’ alongside other finalists at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris from May 15 to June 9, 2024.



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