世界級的法國塗鴉藝術家 在台灣也有驚豔作品! | French artist creates indigenous-inspired mural paintings across Taiwan

台東萬安國小振興分校的壁畫則是以阿美族文化為核心。| A Amis-themed mural painting in the branch of Taitung Wanan Elementary School in Cishang towship.(Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】你曾經在新竹、台東、花蓮的國小看過這幾幅充滿原住民特色的塗鴉牆嗎?這四幅散佈於三地的壁畫皆出自法國藝術家Julien Seth Malland(柒先生)之手。以大膽色彩壁畫聞名的柒先生結合原住民文化特色進行創作,以期喚起大眾對於在地原住民文化的關注。

Have you ever seen these mural paintings in elementary schools in Hsinchu, Taitung and Hualien County? They were the artworks of Julien Seth Malland, a French street artist who is known for the use of bold colors. Malland incorporated the local features into his works in the hope of helping promote local indigenous culture.

自2003年,柒先生到各地旅行,每到一個地方,深入了解在地文化特色後,將其感受化為靈感,在街邊牆上創作,留下許多經典。

Since 2003, Malland has traveled around the world. Whenever he arrives in a new place, he tries to get to know the local culture to find inspiration and turned it into street art.

柒先生到各地旅行,每到一個地方,深入了解在地文化特色後,將其感受化為靈感,在街邊牆上創作|Whenever he arrived in a new place, he tried to get to know the local culture to find inspirations and turned the inspirations into street art.(Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)
柒先生到各地旅行,每到一個地方,深入了解在地文化特色後,將其感受化為靈感,在街邊牆上創作|Whenever he arrives in a new place, he tries to get to know the local culture to find inspiration and turn it into street art.(Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)

2015年柒先生受邀來台,參與「Color, Way of Love為愛上色」計畫,以在地原住民文化為主軸,在新竹錦屏國小、花蓮瑞美國小、台東池上萬安國小振興分校牆面上作畫。

Invited by Nippon Paint, Malland joined the project “Color, Way of Love” in 2015. Inspired by the indigenous culture, Malland had painted on the walls in three elementary schools in Taiwan: Hsinchu Jinping Elementary School, Hualien Ruimei Elementary School and Taitung Wanan Elementary School. 

2015年柒先生受邀來台,參與「Color, Way of Love為愛上色計畫」| Invited by Nippon Paint, Malland joined the project “Color, Way of Love” in 2015. (Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)
2015年柒先生受邀來台,參與「Color, Way of Love為愛上色計畫」| Invited by Nippon Paint, Malland joined the project “Color, Way of Love” in 2015. (Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)

新竹錦屏國小壁畫以泰雅族神話「彩虹橋」為主題,左邊穿著現代服飾的孩童,右邊身著泰雅族傳統服裝孩童一同捧著彩虹,象徵傳統與現代文化和諧並存。

The mural painting in Jinping school centers on the “Rainbow Bridge,” a legend of Taiwan’s indigenous group, Atayal. The painting depicts two children — one in a modern outfit and the other one in indigenous clothing — jointly holding the rainbow. The image symbolizes the coexistence of the old and new culture.

新竹錦屏國小壁畫以泰雅族神話「彩虹橋」為主題 | The mural painting in Jinping school, Hsinchu County is based on a legend of Atayal. (Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)
新竹錦屏國小壁畫以泰雅族神話「彩虹橋」為主題 | The mural painting in Jinping school, Hsinchu County is based on a legend of Atayal. (Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)

台東萬安國小振興分校的壁畫則是以阿美族文化為核心。壁畫中身著傳統服飾的女孩呈現坐姿遙望遠方,牆壁前方的樹叢因視覺角度成為女孩的座椅,相當有趣。女孩身後站著一名身著現代衣服的男孩,背著阿美族圖騰包,則象徵默默守護傳統文化的精神。

A painted wall in the branch of Taitung Wanan Elementary School in Cishang towship, features a girl in an indigenous outfit sitting on the “real” bush (in front of the wall) and gazing into the distance. Behind the girl, there is a boy in modern clothes carrying a bag with Amis totem, which relates to the idea of preserving the traditional culture. 

台東萬安國小振興分校的壁畫則是以阿美族文化為核心。| A Amis-themed mural painting in the branch of Taitung Wanan Elementary School in Cishang towship.(Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)
台東萬安國小振興分校的壁畫則是以阿美族文化為核心。| A Amis-themed mural painting in the branch of Taitung Wanan Elementary School in Cishang towship.(Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)

花蓮瑞美國小的壁畫則是由柒先生與國小同學共同合作,壁畫呈現一對男女上下顛倒的水中世界。

In Hualien, the mural painting on the wall in Ruimei is a joint work of Malland and the students in the school.

花蓮瑞美國小的壁畫則是由柒先生與國小同學共同合作| the mural painting on the wall in Ruimei is a joint work of Malland and the students in the school. Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)
花蓮瑞美國小的壁畫則是由柒先生與國小同學共同合作| the mural painting on the wall in Ruimei is a joint work of Malland and the students in the school. (Courtesy of Facebook/ColorWayofLove)