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LAST UPDATE : 2018.11.27 / EDITOR : tcaaintern
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Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Han Chun-Yueh is a street artist whose international portfolio has been expanding rapidly. “Candy Bird” is his artist name. He has tagged decrepit concrete facades in Beijing and Berlin, filled up the walls of boutique spaces in Taipei and Tokyo, and painted with children as an outreach to communities in Myanmar and Brazil.

Trained in conventional oil paintings, Candy Bird now works with buckets
and spray. His satirical characters –
the large-skulled figures for which he is known – at once make a mockery of the urban graveyards in which we walk, and at the same time revitalize them, bringing an aesthetic vibrancy which he has spread across the world.

His works speak to every injustice in reality, the monopoly of mass media, and his comments on politics. Candy Bird's art reveals his own philosophy of humanity for the public at the bottom of the social hierarchy, including his care for minorities, either in the so-called uncivilized or developing countries.

My graffiti art aims to bring closer to humanistic solicitude, attempts to intervene directly in the everyday lives of viewers, questions the currently existing system, and brings to light already forgotten but very important values. My graffiti artworks can be mainly divided into three categories. The first category contains graffiti that depict a person confronting many constraints and experiencing helplessness or emotional frustration because of them; drawings on environmental sites seek to allude and enlarge invisible oppression in that person’s life. Graffiti works in the second category aim to represent current issues and problems, for instance, ongoing urban renewal project or radioactive wastes. Artworks in the last category have no particular meaning. I often choose to paint on the dismantled or tumbledown walls, as I believe they are an idle space to express my imagination. Finally, through my graffiti artworks I expect to bring more awareness, to increase sincere experiences or to be a voice for poor and lowly underprivileged people.

birth year
1982
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
personal website
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2016
Bedtime Stories
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Graffiti O!K
1234 Space , Shenzhen , China
2012
Graffiti Move
Ecole Café , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Asalto Street Art Festival
Zaragoza , Spain
2016
Very Addictive – Re extension of Aesthetics in Daily Life
Cianjin District, MOCA Yinchuan , Yinchuan , China
2016
Wall – Riors
Cianjin District , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2016
A Place of One’s Own
Juming Museum , New Taipei City , Taiwan
2015
Taipei Art District Festival: Sleepless Dwelling
Chini Gallery, Gallery Bergamo , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
The Moment
Tenri Cultural Institute , New York , US
2015
What We Talk about When We Talk about Humor
Crane Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
POW!WOW! TAIWAN
Taipei Artist Village , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Apple Core Contemporary Art Exhibition
Liang Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Asia Art Biennial
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2013
I Want More
Bamboo Curtain Studio , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
The Other Shore of Island
Floor 8 Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Design Festa
Tokyo , Japan
2010
Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art
Taipei Contemporary Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Taitung Railway Art Village
Taitung , Taiwan
2012
Book
Citizens’ Spokespersons
Taipei: ACRO-POLIS.
2012
Book
Wet Paint Drying
Taipei: ACRO-POLIS.
2013
The Ninth Wanderer Program Award and Fellowship
 
Cloud Gate Dance Foundation
Taiwan
2013
Inaugural Project of Artistic Journey Award and Fellowship
 
National Culture and Arts Foundation
Taiwan
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