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Hi! I’m Felipe “Krust” Braga, brazilian artist living in São Paulo and that is my (shortened) story.
In 2008, when I was young yet, I digest the idea of highly anticipate my professional career and emancipation because of a paternal drug related issue. I had to build a future without depending 100% of some money support, excepting the parents house I used to live.
Turned over days and nights, practicing and reading. At that time, I had 3 mains goals only: be helpful at home, not depending my finances on parents and makes everyone around proud of my effort even without some resources. Specially makes mama proud (mom, always think about you. Thank you for always pray for me).
I’ve dreamed once to work with something which I was really passionate – visual arts and technology (mostly with internet – on that time “dial” yet) – so I went to my brother’s computer (sometimes even in secret) study about tendencies of that time, whats going to happen’ with the (definitely) internet coming and your medias.
In that time, the hype of Macromedia with Flash app made me realizes that interactive interfaces would become even more evolved with time passing. Then, I’ve started diving into coding languages study as HTML and CSS. Which more I would be learning what was possible to make, more I would be interested and saw the possibility join functionality to a attractive visual appearance. I’ve analysed everything that design could do from home, through this brother’s computer with a lot of e-books (thank you so much Apostilando.com).
Turned over days and nights, practicing and reading. At this point, I had. 3 main goals only: be helpful at home, don’t depend my finances on parents being creativity independent and, in addition to that, make everyone around proud of my effort. Specially , my dream was conquer the world so my mom can be proud (yes mom, always thinking about you in everything I made. Thanks for all the cheering and prays since ever).
The whole process so far was really hard, I confess. Dealing with a lot of personal stuff and still being healthy creative, filtering inspirational content only when you – behind the mask – was not so happy with your life it’s really a difficult. And then it came health conditions (due the premature birth) as a cardiac dysfunction, a recurring depressive disorder… and all that was making my performance very lower. But God has been merciful and has taken good care of me until now. I cannot explain certain resolutions and conclusions of life that were only successful because of this divine help.
I’ve tried to build stuffs “out of common”, not-pattern, I took serious the formats of each piece, of course, but always tried to see what else can be done. Get out of “the box” it was the first punch on art and development since beginning. I don’t know if I would be able to categorised but I think this…. Of “non-regular” with mixed media, by the self-taught learning about everything that is around the area of I like most. But I believe I’m too far from the level I want to reach yet. Have your own “mark” and be recognised for that is the dream of every artists and I still searching for that mark.
I had the most learning too because of great companies I’ve worked and it brings me so much in life, listed chronological: at Instituto Universal Brasileiro, at Folha.com, at TIME FOR FUN – T4F, Entourage, agência b+ca, and other small periods I’ve been as freelancer in others event & entertainment companies.
After produced so much static art and interfaces with just few interactions, in 2017 I’ve started classes about motion & video editing to bring more life into creation. Learned this hobby / area which I have some space as VJ creating audiovisual content specially to parties. And now in constant learning and practicing of Motion and 3D tools.
Now, in 2019, after more than 10 years after… I’ve realised I went further than I imagined. Which more than 50 companies and artistas signed by my touch somehow (click here to check the numbers), I’m so grateful to God allowed this happen – it was never only me, not even luck, it was Him – and for everyone who helped me out believing or supporting my work until now.
My sincerely thank you. I know each person who send me supporting messages, comments through social media channels, recommends, etc… each of you brings me a small particle of power to makes me keep trying – no matter the challenges.
Been through so many realizations already, places that I never imagined reach with my own conditions, works I made that I tought was “impossible” to do…. since work with true inspirational artists until put my art under sea.
Whats coming next?
I dedicate this site to each of you who have believed so far and who still believe. To those who are gone (Rafa Felix, I hope to make you proud up there, bro), to those who no longer believe … I sincerely apologize. To everyone who once disappointed somehow, someway. I’m just a human trying. Please believe that.