Traditionally, the early Ami tribe worshiped the sun as their main god. It was believed that the sun controlled the whole world, and that man was born out of the sun. As a result, in Ami art there is strong use of red colours to represent the sun, and a frequent use of tattoos resembling the sun. Traditionally in all of Taiwan’s aboriginal tribes, the feather was regarded as a representation of the soul. This painting uses the traditional strong red colours to reflect this worship of the sun, and shows the power of the muscled naked torso throwing open his arms as life is given to his body and soul.
Yosifu was born in the village of Matailing, Taiwan and belongs to the Amis tribe of indigenous people found in the east of the island. He now lives and works main in Edinburgh in Scotland, and has exhibited successfully in both Europe and Asia. He is one of only a very few artists promoting Taiwan indigenous culture in Europe. Yosifu's varied creative talents encompass music, photography and painting. His bright vibrant style has its roots in indigenous and naive forms of artwork and is a fusion of Western and Asian styles and techniques. His work has become popular internationally, and is currently held by private collectors from Scotland, England, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Sweden.
含框外徑：H39.5 x W30