Subali Ismahasan, 27, was born to the Bunun Nation in Nansharu community, Kaohsiung Taiwan.
In 2009, the devastating typhoon Morakot not only has taken Subali’s father and relatives, it also has swept off most of the community and dramatically changed the local eco-system and life style. At the age of 18, Subali has witnessed the grownups grappling with resources and grimacing in pain; on the other hand, he has also come to realize that one would sacrifice for family unconditionally. Each one has his or her moment; likewise, one cannot always lament. On his enlightening journey, if not were the consideration of his family, he would have taken his own life; he also grew insight to see the world is replenished with love; it is beyond time-space. Whatever comes from love is splendid; yet, at a price that may not always be worthy.
Subali believes that by all means as long as one remains happy, it is the essential meaning of being alive. Hence, through Subali’s artworks, he hopes to deliver the notion of a happy life to those open-minded and who are willing to embrace happiness.
The quality of exquisiteness in Subali’s work seems to transform his trauma, sentiment and enlightenment into cluster of dots creating a visionary sensation; to turn the dynamic of the healing process into an insightful code of happiness for everyone.