1981 - Francisco Tejada Nacion Jr.was born in Kalibo, Aklan.
Despite majoring in Computer Engineering at the University of Baguio, he nonetheless pursued art studies while in college.
2006 - he started to apprentice with Mr Fernando Sena.
2007 - he joined the Saturday Group of Artist, which includes Mauro Malang Santos, whom he much admires.
2016 - The exhibition in Galerie Raphael Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
The themes of his works show his love and pride for his country and its culture. When you look closely at the characters in his paintings; you will see a bright side and a dark side of the faces. These signify both the positive and negative outlook of a person. Upon more profound contemplation the principal attraction is the light or bright side. It reflects the excellent Filipino traits of patience, kindness and being loving. Whenever the sun and the moon are represented, the sun is gold, and the planet is silver. These large celestial bodies symbolise TIME…time is valuable and should not be wasted. Francis believes that time must be used to do positive actions to make one’s dreams come true. “With the good traits of a Filipino with hard work and good use of time, We Filipinos can look forward to a brighter and happier life. I want to show the world that the Filipino artist can be at par with the best in the world” he says.
To this day, this young artist continues to develop his unique style, characterised by etching and scraping to produce special textural effects. The artist prepares well for his works, carefully researching Filipino art designs which he incorporates in his paintings. An example of this is the colourful materials woven by ethnic groups in Zamboanga, which he has represented in his paintings, showing strong visual appeal because of its brilliant hues. He continues to research ethnic art from different regions in the country, focusing on the happy mix of vivid colours. He inspired by the rich culture of the Philippines and paints traditional subjects like mother and child, father and son, market vendors, Lovers, Christmas carollers- picturing familiar sights in the Philippines folklife. With a positive outlook on life, he makes sure this viewpoint is infused in his works.
The information is drawn from galeriestephanie.com.