優席夫

優席夫
Yosifu
藝術家
關於

優席夫,阿美族血統,出生於花蓮玉里的原住民部落﹣馬泰林村。目前定居於英國藝術之都﹣愛丁堡。已有多年在當地知名國際藝術節參展的資歷,是目前少數在歐洲以原住民為主題推動台灣文化,並成功發展的原住民藝術家。優席夫的創作非常多元,從音樂、攝影一直延伸到繪畫。

優席夫的創作於2010年開始大幅度的在英國與台灣受到矚目,作品除了持續的在愛丁堡展出外,其作品以用色大膽、主題活潑鮮明為特色。他專注在用色強烈且具戲劇張力的效果上創作,通常在簡單的視覺上,往往還透露了對人性與社會議題的見解,尤其巧妙的運用了東 西方元素的特質,作品深受歐亞人士的喜愛。曾與古又文等15位各類新銳藝術家,入選英國倫敦藝術大學台灣會Formosa策展團隊之Ban-Doh聯展的徵選,並在倫敦Candid Art Gallery展出,是三位入選的畫家之ㄧ,而且也是唯ㄧ的原住民藝術家。


Yosifu was born in the village of Matailing, Taiwan and belongs to the Ami tribe of aboriginal people found in the east of the island. He now lives and works mainly in edinburgh, and has exhibited successfully in both Europe and Asia. He is one of very few artists promoting Taiwanese aboriginal culture in Europe. Yosifu’s varied creative talents encompass music, photography and painting.

His bright vibrant style has its roots in aboriginal and naive forms of artwork and is a fusion of western and asian styles and techniques. He focuses on the strong use of colors to dramatic effect, with a simple facade often hiding more serious observations or social commentary. His work has become popular in both Europe and Asia.

Yosifu’s profile has increased significantly in the UK and Taiwan in 2010. His work continues to be displayed in Edinburgh. He was chosen by the Formosa Team to exhibit in London as part of their Ban-Doh @ Formosa exhibition, a major showcase of 15 cutting edge Taiwan contemporary artists and designers, as one of only three painters selected, and the only aboriginal artist represented.