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Local graffiti artist has exhibition in Geneva

Staff writer, with CNA, GENEVA, Switzerland

A solo exhibition by a Taiwanese graffiti artist opened in Geneva, Switzerland, earlier this month, featuring artwork inspired by his one-month travels through Europe.

The artist, known by the name Bounce, is displaying 10 pieces of graffiti art that represent his perceptions of the trip.

The art pieces reflect Bounce’s fascination with the symbolism of skull imagery in the West, while showcasing distinctive elements of Taiwanese traditional art, such as Hakka flower prints.

“Creating graffiti work is amazing because you have to devote all your senses to it,” Bounce said.

Yann Boggio, a resident in Geneva who bought one of Bounce’s paintings at Graffiti Nation 2012 last month, said the artist has a unique style.

“Bounce’s graffiti is very instructive. It is warm and full of love,” Boggio said.

The artist took his name from a rabbit character that he created in 2005. The rabbit, born blind and without front paws, was living in a quiet forest, using mainly his sense of hearing to learn about the world. One day, he heard a type of music that made him want to “bounce” and he decided to head to the city to find the alluring sound.

In 2007, he participated in an exhibition in Shanghai, displaying artwork created for global computer vendors Asus and Dell.

His show in Geneva will run through Jan. 21.

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