Instagram: @choseonjin


1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Hi, my name is Cho Seon Jin. I’m working as an illustrator, and living in Seoul.
Growing up I always loved to draw, and now that I’m grown, fortunately I’m working as I wanted to be, with things that I love.

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”, 제 이름은 쑰선진 μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €λŠ” ν•œκ΅­μ—μ„œ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°λ‘œ ν™œλ™ν•˜κ³ μžˆκ³  μ„œμšΈμ— μ‚΄κ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”. 어렸을 λ•ŒλΆ€ν„° κ·Έλ¦Ό κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” κ±Έ μ’‹μ•„ν–ˆκ³ , μ–΄λ₯Έμ΄ λ˜μ–΄ μ’‹μ•„ν–ˆλ˜ 일을 더 마음껏 μ‚¬λž‘ν•˜λ©° μž‘μ—…ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I am everything about lines that are simple but accurate, and pure tones of color.
I feel beauty towards actual things rather than something being abstract, and strong emotions rather than lukewarm emotions.

μ €λŠ” κ°„λž΅ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ μ •ν™•ν•œ μ„ κ³Ό μ„ λͺ…ν•œμ»¬λŸ¬κ°μ„ μ‚¬λž‘ν•΄μš”.Β λͺ½ν™˜μ μΈκ²ƒλ³΄λ‹€λŠ” μ •ν™•ν•œ 것, λΆ€λ“œλŸ¬μš΄ λŠλ‚Œλ³΄λ‹€λŠ” κ°•ν•œ λŠλ‚Œμ΄ μ£ΌλŠ”κ²ƒλ“€μ— 아름닀움을 λŠκ»΄μš”.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Most of the time I work with digital tools like Adobe Photoshop, but my personal favourite is to draw directly on a sketchbook. I love the feeling of the pencil touching the paper.

λŒ€λΆ€λΆ„μ€ 포토샡같은 디지털 툴둜 μž‘μ—…ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ, 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” 방법은 μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜λΆμ— 직접 ν•˜λŠ” λ“œλ‘œμž‰ μ΄μ—μš”.Β μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜λΆμ— λ‹ΏλŠ” μ—°ν•„μ˜ λŠλ‚Œμ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I start with little pieces of a moment, such as a picture taken on a trip, a pleasant scenery that you run into sometimes, a scene from a sad movie that made you cry all over, and so on.Β I draw sketches or take notes of the emotions at that time, then develop them into an image.Β I have a huge interest in the combination of colors. I tend to use only two or three colors in one drawing, so I really focus on what colors I should go for, considering the impression that a color gives off or the color of the emotion I felt in a certain situation.Β I always pursue simplicity by using as few as colors.

여행지에 찍은 사진, 길을 κ±·λ‹€κ°€ λ§Œλ‚œ λ‹€μ •ν•œ 풍경, λˆˆλ¬Όμ„ νŽ‘νŽ‘ 흘리며 λ³Έ μ˜ν™”μ˜ ν•œμž₯λ©΄,
그런 μž‘μ€ μˆœκ°„μ˜ μ‘°κ°λ“€λ‘œλΆ€ν„° μ‹œμž‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.
κ·Έλ•Œ 느꼈던 감정을 μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜ν•˜κ±°λ‚˜ λ©”λͺ¨ν•΄λ‘” ν›„ μ΄λ―Έμ§€λ‘œ λ§Œλ“€μ–΄κ°€μš”.
μƒ‰μ˜ 쑰합에 관심이 λ§Žμ€ νŽΈμ΄μ—μš”. ν•œ κ·Έλ¦Όμ—μ„œ 두 세가지 λ‚΄μ™Έμ˜ 컬러둜만 μ»¬λŸ¬λ§ν•˜λŠ” νŽΈμ΄λΌμƒ‰κΉ”μ΄ μ£ΌλŠ” λŠλ‚Œμ΄λ‚˜ μƒν™©μ—μ„œ 느꼈던 λ‚΄ κ°μ •μ˜ 색이 어떀것인지 λ“±. 컬러λ₯Ό μ“Έ λ•Œ 고민을 많이 ν•˜λŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”.μ΅œμ†Œν•œμ˜ μ»¬λŸ¬μ—μ„œ μ£ΌλŠ” 간결함을 μΆ”κ΅¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I think I get inspired by pretty much everything around my life. There are times, you know, when those not-so-special moments turn into something special. The feeling, space, atmosphere, situation of that specific moment – and those moments would just come one day, without a notice. It’s like finding an echo in your heart in a normal but dull daily life. Those things seem to inspire me, I think.

μΌμƒμ˜ λͺ¨λ“  상황에 μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›λŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. νŠΉλ³„ν•  것 μ—†λ˜ μˆœκ°„μ΄ μ–΄λŠ λ‚  νŠΉλ³„ν•˜κ²Œ λŠκ»΄μ§€κΈ°λ„ ν•˜μž–μ•„μš”. 그런 μ°°λ‚˜μ˜ λŠλ‚Œμ΄λ‚˜ 곡간, λΆ„μœ„κΈ°, 상황 λ“±.Β νŠΉλ³„ν•œ μˆœκ°„μ€ μ˜ˆκ³ ν•˜κ³  μ˜€μ§€ μ•Šμž–μ•„μš”. μ•„μ£Ό 일상적인 μˆœκ°„μ—μ„œ λ°œκ²¬ν•˜λŠ” 울림이라고 ν•΄μ•Όν•˜λ‚˜. 그런 것듀이 제게 μ˜κ°μ„ μ£ΌλŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

I think that art is a way to express what’s inside of a creator’s mind. Like writers express themselves by writing and actors expressing themselves by acting. And I express myself, by drawing. So the art itself, is me. Myself. And sometimes it also works as a catalyst to bring out myself in change. This seems to make me reflect on myself within me.

μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ μ°½μž‘μžμ˜ 내면을 ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λŠ” μˆ˜λ‹¨μ΄λΌκ³ μƒκ°ν•΄μš”.
μž‘κ°€λŠ” κΈ€λ‘œ μžμ‹ μ„ ν‘œν˜„ν•˜κ³  λ°°μš°λŠ” μ—°κΈ°λ‘œ μžμ‹ μ„ ν‘œν˜„ ν•˜μž–μ•„μš”.
저도 그림으둜 제 μ•ˆμ— μžˆλŠ” μ €λ₯Ό ν‘œν˜„ν•˜κ³ μžˆμœΌλ‹ˆκΉŒμš”. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ κ·Έλƒ₯ μ˜€λ‘œμ§€ μ € μžμ‹ μ΄μ—μš”. 그리고 λ³€ν™”ν•˜λŠ” μ €μ˜ λͺ¨μŠ΅μ„ λŒμ–΄λ‚΄κΈ° μœ„ν•œ μ΄‰λ§€μ œ 역할을 ν•˜κΈ°λ„ ν•΄μš”. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ 제 μ•ˆμ— μžˆλŠ” μ €λ₯Ό 쑰금 더 κ΄€μ°°ν•˜κ²Œ λ§Œλ“œλŠ” 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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7. Where did you study?

I majored Industrial Design in Konkuk University.

μ €λŠ” κ±΄κ΅­λŒ€ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ μ‚°μ—…λ””μžμΈμ„ μ „κ³΅ν–ˆμ–΄μš”.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?

I don’t think I would be in an agency. I’d probably be babbling with friends from all kinds of fields, sharing ideas in a small, petite studio, maybe. I think I’ll be still writing and drawing with those plenty contents of traveling, or simple daily lives.

μ—μ΄μ „μ‹œμ— μžˆμ§€λŠ” μ•Šμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. μ•„λ§ˆλ„ μž‘κ³  κ·€μ—¬μš΄ μŠ€νŠœλ””μ˜€μ—μ„œ μ—¬λŸ¬ λΆ„μ•Όμ˜ μΉœκ΅¬λ“€κ³Ό 이야기λ₯Ό λ‚˜λˆ„κ³  μ„œλ‘œμ˜ μž‘μ—…μ„ κ³΅μœ ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ§€ μ•Šμ„κΉŒμš”?Β μ—¬ν–‰μ΄λ‚˜ μΌμƒμ—μ„œ 얻은 λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 컨텐츠λ₯Ό 가지고 글을 μ“°κ³  그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” μž‘μ—…μ„ κ³„μ†ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”.

9. What about in ten?

I wish to be an influential person in the future, to anyone in any way.

λˆ„κ΅°κ°€μ—κ²Œ μ–΄λ–€ ν˜•νƒœλ‘œλ“  영ν–₯λ ₯ μžˆλŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ λ˜μ–΄ μžˆμ—ˆμœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”!

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I hope people can dream through my drawings. I hope they would dream of traveling when they see my painting of traveling, and hope they can think back of their childhood when they see my painting of little children. I really want to draw pictures that people can sympathize and have comfort on. The dullness of a daily life you pass everyday can be meaningful if you turn this moment into a drawing. It’s just a picture, but if it can spread the echo in people’s hearts, I would feel so grateful.

μ €μ˜ 그림을 λ³΄λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ 그림을 톡해 κΏˆμ„ κΎΈμ—ˆμœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”.
μ–΄λ–€ λ‚˜λΌλ₯Ό κ·Έλ¦° 그림을 보고 여행을 κΏˆκΎΈμ—ˆμœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² κ³ , μž‘μ€ 아이듀을 κ·Έλ¦° 그림을 보고 μ•„μ£Ό μž‘κ³  μ–΄λ Έλ˜ μ‹œμ ˆμ˜ μžμ‹ μ„ μƒκ°ν•΄λ³΄μ•˜μœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”. κ³΅κ°ν•˜κ³  μœ„λ‘œν•  수 μžˆλŠ” 그림을 그리고 μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 무심코 μ§€λ‚˜μΉ˜λŠ” μΌμƒμ˜ μ†Œμ†Œν•¨λ„ 그림으둜 그리면 의미 μžˆλŠ” μˆœκ°„μ΄ λœλ‹€κ³  μƒκ°ν•΄μš”. κ·Έμ € 그림일 λΏμ΄μ§€λ§Œ, λˆ„κ΅°κ°€μ—κ²Œ λ‹΄λ°±ν•œ μšΈλ¦Όμ„ 쀄 수 μžˆλ‹€λ©΄ κ·Έκ²ƒλ§ŒμœΌλ‘œλ„ 정말 행볡할 것 κ°™μ•„μš”.


11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

I am a serious sweet tooth, so basically I’m in love with every kinds of sweets.Β Jellies, candies, caramel, cakes, chocolates…the Haribo gummy bear is my favorite, but I’m cutting back on those these days because I’m on a diet. Sad story.

μ €λŠ” λ‹¬μ½€ν•œ μŒμ‹μ΄λΌλ©΄ 뭐든 μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”J
저리,사탕, 캬라멜, 케이크, μ΄ˆμ½œλ ›β€¦ ν•˜λ¦¬λ³΄ 곰저리λ₯Ό 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ μš”μ¦˜μ€ λ‹€μ΄μ–΄νŠΈ 쀑이라 μ°Έκ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”. 쑰금 μŠ¬ν”ˆ μ–˜κΈ°λ„€μš” L

12. Favourite book?

Patrick Suskind, the pidgeon.Β I love his simple but humorous writing style.

파트리크 μ₯μŠ€ν‚¨νŠΈμ˜ <λΉ„λ‘˜κΈ°>
κ°„κ²°ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ ν₯λ―Έμ§„μ§„ν•œ 그의 문체λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

13. Favourite genre of music?

Mostly I listen to K-pop, but I’m listening to a lot of Coldplay these days, my boy friend’s favorite.Β I’d play that song O from Coldplay, just over and over.

μŒμ•…μ€ k-pop μœ„μ£Όμ˜ μŒμ•…μ„ 많이 λ“£μ§€λ§Œ μš”μ¦˜μ—” λ‚¨μžμΉœκ΅¬κ°€ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μ½œλ“œν”Œλ ˆμ΄μ˜ μŒμ•…μ„ 즐겨 λ“£κ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”.Β μ½œλ“œν”Œλ ˆμ΄μ˜ λ₯Ό λ¬΄ν•œ μž¬μƒ ν•˜λ©° λ“£κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€!

14. What are your hobbies?

To travel, wander everywhere, imagine lying on the floor

μ—¬ν–‰, μ•„λ¬΄λ°λ‚˜ λŒμ•„λ‹€λ‹ˆκΈ°, λˆ„μ›Œμ„œ μƒμƒν•˜κΈ°

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

Not sure, I don’t think I ever thought of being someone else rather than an artist, but I think I’d probably be working in a similar field, always trying to live a new, fun and creative life, in the place I belong.

κΈ€μŽ„μš”. μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈκ°€ μ•„λ‹Œ λ‹€λ₯Έ 삢을 생각해본적은 μ—†μ§€λ§Œ μ•„λ§ˆλ„ λΉ„μŠ·ν•œ κ³„ν†΅μ—μ„œ μΌν•˜κ³  μžˆμ§€ μ•Šμ•˜μ„κΉŒμš”?? μ–΄λ””μ„œλ“  쑰금 더 μƒˆλ‘­κ²Œ μž¬λ―ΈμžˆλŠ”, 그리고 창쑰적인 삢을 μ‚΄κΈ° μœ„ν•΄ λ…Έλ ₯ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ—ˆμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”.