JÜRG CASSERINI was born in 1950 in Thun, Switzerland, where his father, a well-known lithograph, was heading the “Stein- und Offsetdruckerei Casserini & Sohn” (Printing and Lithography Company). After his education, he joined the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs. In over 42 years, Casserini has been working in 16 countries at the Swiss Embassies, Foreign Interest Sections, and Consulate Generals. During his professional life, he also acts as a Cultural Attaché and organized a number of Art Exhibition and numerous cultural events. Manila was his last posting with the Swiss DFA. After his retirement in the Philippines in December 2013, his passion for art led him to a new adventurous path. Casserini asked himself “why shouldn’t I work on something different?”. As an autodidact influenced by some of the best-known Swiss and foreign artists at a very young age, Casserini developed his sense for forms and colors. The ability and willingness to endeavor new options beyond traditional boundaries guided him to create works of art using different materials. This was the hour of birth of a unique composition of slag–a product of copper smelting; broken “bangka” pieces assemblage; driftwood arts; and soon—abstract arts on canvas using acrylic paints.
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