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For those of us who grow up in the east, we are unknowingly subjected to a global aesthetic that dominates our appreciation and understanding of beauty. In contrast with this universal mainstream, things familiar with navtives are often considered exotic. In modern times, as the world is re-mapping and borderlines are being redefined, will this era demand that we confront issues of global culture together for the next generation?
- Yaman Shao, Taiwan

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For those of us who grow up in the east, we are unknowingly subjected to a global aesthetic that dominates our appreciation and understanding of beauty. In contrast with this universal mainstream, things familiar with navtives are often considered exotic. In modern times, as the world is re-mapping and borderlines are being redefined, will this era demand that we confront issues of global culture together for the next generation?
- Yaman Shao, Taiwan

With the exhibition VOICES, ALIEN Art is proud to stage the first major solo exhibition in Taiwan by Jiro Kamata, an artist who has engaged the many aspects of “optic experience”, a subject that has inspired him over the past 20 years. By deploying an array of expressive techniques, dominated by both reflection and communication, Jiro Kamata has carved out a unique position while participating in numerous international shows. The voices that lend the exhibition its name emerge through sound, attitude, identity and expression, and point to an ongoing story that is preserved and continued.

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With the exhibition VOICES, ALIEN Art is proud to stage the first major solo exhibition in Taiwan by Jiro Kamata, an artist who has engaged the many aspects of “optic experience”, a subject that has inspired him over the past 20 years. By deploying an array of expressive techniques, dominated by both reflection and communication, Jiro Kamata has carved out a unique position while participating in numerous international shows. The voices that lend the exhibition its name emerge through sound, attitude, identity and expression, and point to an ongoing story that is preserved and continued.

Hsiao Chin, the recipient of Taiwan National Award of Art, founder of Ton Fan Art Group, is renowned by his initiation of Punto International Art Movement(1961-), who firstly incorporating eastern philosophy, and the approach by self-introspection to the field of abstract painting. Hsiao Chin‘s creations inspire from his personal experience to change through ups and downs, and detach from a life perception to convert into a powerful and forceful artistic language. He explores pure and profound meanings of life and creating "empty space" through the gestures of nature and intuition.

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Hsiao Chin, the recipient of Taiwan National Award of Art, founder of Ton Fan Art Group, is renowned by his initiation of Punto International Art Movement(1961-), who firstly incorporating eastern philosophy, and the approach by self-introspection to the field of abstract painting. Hsiao Chin‘s creations inspire from his personal experience to change through ups and downs, and detach from a life perception to convert into a powerful and forceful artistic language. He explores pure and profound meanings of life and creating "empty space" through the gestures of nature and intuition.

Franz Bette studied gold- and silversmithing in the 1960s under Friedrich Becker. His early work is characterised by a ‘dynamic jewellery’ of his own interpretation. Franz Bette’s later pieces have taken-on the attributes of self-sustaining organism. Structure and content are interdependent, the parts are not so much arranged or composed, rather, they are connected or interlaced in a way more suggestive of an inevitable merging of elements-objects brought into existence simply because conditions at a given time, were right.

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Franz Bette studied gold- and silversmithing in the 1960s under Friedrich Becker. His early work is characterised by a ‘dynamic jewellery’ of his own interpretation. Franz Bette’s later pieces have taken-on the attributes of self-sustaining organism. Structure and content are interdependent, the parts are not so much arranged or composed, rather, they are connected or interlaced in a way more suggestive of an inevitable merging of elements-objects brought into existence simply because conditions at a given time, were right.