A GRADUATE FROM SÃO PAULO'S FAAP (Fundação Armando Alvares PenteadO) ORIGINALLY AIMING AT BECOMING A FASHION DESIGNER, RAFAEL SANTACOSTA TURNED TO VISUAL ARTS A DECADE AGO. AFTER LIVING IN London WHERE HE TOOK COURSES AT THE University of the Arts, Santacosta MOVED BACK TO SÃO PAULO AND developed a STRONG VISUAL LANGUAGE, where painting interacts with TRIDIMENSIONAL objects, to create a contrast between full and empty spaces in one single body. Moreover, the artist AIMS AT reflectING THE CITY - São Paulo, full of contrastS and movement. The artworks give us an idea of construction affected by time and human impact. Santacosta produces relics of nowadays, where unstable foundations of our world are preserved and modified by our memory.