Li Jiun-Yang


The son of a movie poster painter, Li Jiun-Yang is self-taught and is known for his paintings, sculptures and installations. The inspiration for his works, he says “come from heaven, earth and in-between as well as daily life, folk religion as well as pop culture”. Li Jiun-Yang has worked on temple paintings, movie posters, calligraphy, Taiwanese glove puppets, and multi-media installations that engage with traditional Taiwanese art forms, diverse religious representations, and vernacular culture on the island. From Southern Taiwan, Li Jiun-Yang’s distinctive cultural environment – influenced by Taiwanese Indigenous people and Hoklo (descendants of the first Chinese migrants on the island) – sees his works promote a Taiwanese identity distinct from the Chinese Nationalist idea that views Taiwan as part of a homogeneous Chinese cultural world.