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Creativity as a playground.


Raymond Legaspi was born in Silay City, in the island of Negros in 1964. As a young boy drawing was his solution to boredom. Drawing pencil on paper, to notebooks to school book pages. His exposure to creativity started with his mothers baking and decorating birthday and wedding cakes. 


To be a book illustrator was what he really wanted to be. But there were no courses offered then and the closest was Advertising Arts at the College of Fine Arts in University of Santo Tomas. While in 3rd year at UST he was offered an illustrator position at the Philippine Children’s Television show Batibot. The Philippine version of Sesame Street. There he painted 4 x 8 feet backdrops for television almost everyday. Television work during the day and school at nights.


After UST in 1987, Raymond wanted to be a graphic designer and applied as a trainee in a graphic design studio in the United States. After 2 years, he came back to the country realizing what he learned was not applicable. Advertising was his only option to do creative visual art. For almost 20 years he has applied his creativity as an advertising art director for television, newspaper, graphic design and to digital and from J Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and Mather, Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide. He had multiple creative awards including a Clio. He retired in 2006 and moved back to Negros.


Currently he is a full time painter and has had 19 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows with Bacolod artists. He also does welding, woodworking, epoxy sculpting and charcuterie.


He likes to tell a simple story in his paintings and a viewers personal interaction with the painting is his desire.

 

SELECTED WORKS

  

 

 

 

Spoliarium

 

 

 

Son Of The Son Of Man

 

 



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EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2007
Museo Negrense de La Salle University of Saint La Salle

2007
ONCE UPON A DASTER
ArtistSpace Ayala Museum

2008
TANGO
ArtistSpace Ayala Museum

2009
THE CIRCUS SHOW
ArtistSpace Ayala Museum

2009
HOW BIG IS YOUR FAITH
Museo Negrense de La Salle University of Saint La Salle

2010
Orange Gallery Bacolod

2010
UNFORTUNATELY
Alliance Francaise de Manille

2010
AMIGAS
St. Scholastica '81 Fund Raising, 21 Restaurant, Bacolod

2010
UHAW-UHAW GIDJA!
Negros Museum, Bacolod

2011
SUGAR MONEY
Museo Negrense de La Salle University of Saint La Salle

2012
POP IDOLS
Finale Artfile

2012
ASUL
Museo Negrense de La Salle University of Saint La Salle

2013
CASTING MEMORIES
Canvas

2013
AQUARIUM
Ricco Renzo Gallery

2015
LATEST WORKS
House of Frida Gallery

2016
I’M BUSY
Museo Negrense de La Salle University of Saint La Salle

2016
THE FASHION SHOW
House of Frida Gallery

2017
DREAMSCAPE
Qube Gallery

2018
DEBRIS
Qube Gallery



 

 Group Shows

 2008
ART MATTERS
Artist Space, Ayala Museum

2008
MOMENTOUS GALLERY
Singapore

2008
MAJICA
Orange Gallery, Bacolod

2008
ASSEMBLY LINE
Tin-aw Gallery

2008
PHILIPPINE ART AWARDS
National Museum

2009
MASSKARA
Gallery Orange Bacolod

2009
MASSKARA
Negros Museum

2010
VISAYAS BIENNALE
SM Cebu

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
LOOKING FOR JUAN
UP Vargas Museum

2014
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO US
Orange Gallery

2014
KATALISTA AT MUSEO
Negrense de La Salle

2015
ART FAIR PHILIPPINES WITH TIN-AW GALLERY

2015
MOTIVATION/GWANGJU
South Korea

2016
CYCLES 101
UPV, University of the Philippines, Iloilo

2017
CYCLES 002

University of Saint La Salle, Bacolod

2017
SUGAR RUSH
Secret Fresh Gallery

2018
BITTER SWEET
Secret Fresh Gallery

2018
UNREFINING SUGARLANDIA
Negros Museum

2019
FATHOM/ MONUMENTAL SERIES

Orange Gallery

2021
NIÑO X NEGROS
Qube Gallery


 

ADVERTISING EXPERIENCE

 

Philippine Children's Television
1985-1986: Illustrator

J Walter Thompson Manila
1990-1994: Art Director / Creative Director

Ogilvy & Mather Manila
1994-1997: Creative Director

First Direct
1997-2000: Creative Director & Partner

Arc Worldwide
2000-2006: Executive Creative Director

 

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