Taiwanese art in Benidorm
Until mid-September 2021, you can see fourteen brightly colored sculptures in Benidorm that are inspired by Taiwanese culture and daily life in Taiwan and made by Hung Yi.
The sculptures now on display in the streets of Benidorm are part of the exhibition that was on display at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia between December 2020 and early May 2021. They were normally on display in Benidorm from May 16 to July 12, but the exhibition has been extended to September 2021.
There are four sculptures on the Plaza de la Hispanidad, two sculptures on Calle Gambo, six sculptures on Avenida del Mediterráneo and two sculptures on Plaza de Sus Majestades los Reyes de España, in front of the City Hall.
The brightly colored figures were created by the artist Hung Yi, one of Asia's most representative artists. “Galaxia Hung” turns the aforementioned streets into a colorful open-air museum and at the same time, it is a first-class cultural event that has only been seen in few cities until now.
The statues have a steel construction with different materials on top. Hung Yi has painted each image as if it were a comic strip, with the influences of the Spanish artists Picasso, Dalí, or Miró. They weigh more than a thousand pounds and some are more than six meters high.