One of the ways I strive to understand a culture is through art. Art communicates ideas and expressions in ways that words cannot. I’m a big fan of modern art, but some of the coolest art I’ve found is art that can be found off the beaten path, along facades, and in alleys, waiting to be discovered.

I expanded on the art scene in Kaohsiung in a previous post. In this post, I continue a visual exploration of various street art (街頭藝術 / jie tou yi shu) I’ve found in Taiwan.

A pair of cartoon characters

An emerald lion protecting the side of this building

Some kind of large-eyed dog

A bus driving on water surrounded by spheres with smiling faces

Flowers on the side of a wall

Local people working hard on the side of a building in a parking lot

Chicks learning how to play the xylophone

Artsy stickers from an alley in Jiufen

This robot can play music from your phone via Bluetooth

I thought I had a feel for art in Taiwan, until I saw this

Rainbows and pixels, love it!

Play those beats DJ!