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CLL Artist 08 Reretan Pavavaljung

Reretan Pavavaljung

Paiwan, Taiwan

CLL Artist 08 Reretan Pavavaljung

Reretan Pavavaljung

Paiwan, Taiwan

Reretan Pavavaljung is a Paiwan artist, who was born in Dashe Village, Sandimen Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan (the Tjavadran community). Reretan’s family is known for being traditional artists (Pulima). Reretan has been influenced by his father Sakuliu in the field of arts since he was a child. He often followed his father in the fields, immersed in the family culture and artistic environment. He absorbed cultural nourishment and cultivated his skills in the process. He attended an art school for high school to improve his creative skills and broaden his creative horizons. It also established his intention to step into the field of art.

His works mainly include oil paintings, graphic designs, digital paintings and murals. The works are very individualistic with varied colors and styles. Inspired by the experience of living between tribes and cities, Reretan’s works record and satirize contemporary issues from the perspective of a young Paiwan man. He is hoping to reflect the process of finding a place in the world for Indigenous People in his works.

“I don’t want to record the way we dance and the way we dress. I just want to tell people what we dress for and why we dance.” Reretan said.

The blue sunlight in the morning is overflowing, and the hawker’s voice is ringing.
I savor the the smell of my neighbor’s firewood, and sit by the door imagining a fantasy world;

Who is flying in the sky? How tall will millet grow? What are the Sambar family looking at?
Red, yellow, black, blue, green and white, each color is telling the same story – the Slope (Calisi)
The simple lines symbolize the innocence of children looking at the world.

Simple but eye-catching pictures are hidden everywhere; like every scene of life happens all around us.

If you look closely, you will find that everything is like a splendid little theater.
People cannot help falling into the world of the “slope”.

*Paiwan people call themselves Kacalisian, which means people who live on the slope.

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Reretan Pavavaljung is a Paiwan artist, who was born in Dashe Village, Sandimen Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan (the Tjavadran community). Reretan’s family is known for being traditional artists (Pulima). Reretan has been influenced by his father Sakuliu in the field of arts since he was a child. He often followed his father in the fields, immersed in the family culture and artistic environment. He absorbed cultural nourishment and cultivated his skills in the process. He attended an art school for high school to improve his creative skills and broaden his creative horizons. It also established his intention to step into the field of art.

His works mainly include oil paintings, graphic designs, digital paintings and murals. The works are very individualistic with varied colors and styles. Inspired by the experience of living between tribes and cities, Reretan’s works record and satirize contemporary issues from the perspective of a young Paiwan man. He is hoping to reflect the process of finding a place in the world for Indigenous People in his works.

“I don’t want to record the way we dance and the way we dress. I just want to tell people what we dress for and why we dance.” Reretan said.

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The blue sunlight in the morning is overflowing, and the hawker’s voice is ringing.

I savor the the smell of my neighbor’s firewood, and sit by the door imagining a fantasy world;

Who is flying in the sky? How tall will millet grow? What are the Sambar family looking at?
Red, yellow, black, blue, green and white, each color is telling the same story – the Slope (Calisi)
The simple lines symbolize the innocence of children looking at the world.

Simple but eye-catching pictures are hidden everywhere; like every scene of life happens all around us. If you look closely, you will find that everything is like a splendid little theater. People cannot help falling into the world of the “slope”.

*Paiwan people call themselves Kacalisian, which means people who live on the slope.

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