With Former University of the Philippines Regent, Dr. Nelia Gonzalez, owner of my artwork "Tadhana"
George Ian Joseph "Taipan" Figueras Lucero graduated Cum Laude from University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in 2012. He has been a creative industry professional since 2008; his personal clients include Procter & Gamble Asia, Mary Kay Inc., Asia Brewery, and many others.
In 2015, working as the only Filipino designer in a company in Japan, he was required to take up Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) to understand their design and artistic philosophies. Through practicing Shodo, he experienced first hand the incredible love and respect the Japanese show for their culture. This was the inspiration for CalligraFilipino.
CalligraFilipino showcases our ancestral scripts such as Baybayin, Badlit, Surat Mangyan, among others, interpreted in an art style that simultaneously promotes our traditional cultural elements such as the Lingling-o fertility charm of the Ifugao, the Okir of the Maranao, and the Pintados patterns of the Visayas region, and many more. Through CalligraFilipino, Taipan's aim is to help ignite a cultural renaissance; a renewed interest and love for our culture.
Today, and moving forward, he aspires to be at the forefront of innovating and promoting Baybayin and other aspects of traditional Filipino culture with CalligraFilipino.
CalligraFilipino I, Baybayin Illumination
National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Intramuros, Manila City, Philippines
First solo exhibition showcasing CalligraFilipino, my self-developed Baybayin fine art calligraphy
Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City, Philippines
Second solo exhibition showcasing CalligraFilipino
SM BF Paranaque, Las Pinas City, Philippines
SM Clark, Angeles City, Philippines
U.P. Diliman College of Fine Arts Art Fair
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
Group exhibition and sales activity for University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts block
Out of the Orange
Shangri-La Plaza, Pasig City, Philippines
Group exhibition for University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts graduating class of 2012
Art in the Park
Jaime Velasquez Park. Makati City, Philippines
Group exhibition for University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts contingent
GSIS Art Exhibition
GSIS Complex, Pasay City, Philippines
Group exhibition for the GSIS Art Competition
Casa Consulado, Manila, Philippines
Group exhibition for the benefit of Casa Consulado as well as other heritage sites in Quiapo
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Group exhibition for Pistahan Festival, the annual Filipino pride celebration in San Francisco