Candy Bird is a renowned street artist from Taiwan and has been creating mural artworks throughout the streets of his home country. These artworks propagate his ideas on humanity and the injustice faced by societies around the world including Japan, Germany, Brazil and Myanmar. Through his art, Candy Bird reveals his own philosophy and perception of the world when it comes to the hierarchical system that abandons minorities and people struggling in developing economies. Currently, he is experimenting on a dynamic range of artworks that resonate with his audience around social justice.
I treat street art, or “urban art” as a means of creating my own art, rather than pursuing spectacles. Graffiti and drawings etched on walls in different places often relate to different aspect of local culture, history and personal observation; for me, this is the true meaning of “street art”. Hong Kong, a rich blend of cultures that give it its unique character, causes the collision and integration of value under pluralism. All these different forms of collisions are inspirational as they lead us toward new perspectives. I filled my staircase with symbolic imagery to use “design” as a starting point to spread the power of imagination: the new vigor and vitality of a city comes from the observation of old things, and from this the discovery of new value in old things.