Instagram: @choseonjin

 

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

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

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”, ์ œ ์ด๋ฆ„์€ ์กฐ์„ ์ง„ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ๋กœ ํ™œ๋™ํ•˜๊ณ ์žˆ๊ณ  ์„œ์šธ์— ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”.ย ์–ด๋ ธ์„ ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฑธ ์ข‹์•„ํ–ˆ๊ณ , ์–ด๋ฅธ์ด ๋˜์–ด ์ข‹์•„ํ–ˆ๋˜ ์ผ์„ ๋” ๋งˆ์Œ๊ป ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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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.

์ €๋Š” ๊ฐ„๋žตํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์ •ํ™•ํ•œ ์„ ๊ณผ ์„ ๋ช…ํ•œ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๊ฐ์„ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์š”.ย ๋ชฝํ™˜์ ์ธ๊ฒƒ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ์ •ํ™•ํ•œ ๊ฒƒ, ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฌ์šด ๋Š๋‚Œ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฐ•ํ•œ ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด ์ฃผ๋Š”๊ฒƒ๋“ค์— ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์›€์„ ๋Š๊ปด์š”.

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.

๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„์€ ํฌํ† ์ƒต๊ฐ™์€ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ํˆด๋กœ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ, ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์€ ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ถ์— ์ง์ ‘ ํ•˜๋Š” ๋“œ๋กœ์ž‰ ์ด์—์š”.ย ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ถ์— ๋‹ฟ๋Š” ์—ฐํ•„์˜ ๋Š๋‚Œ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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.ย I draw sketches or take notes of the emotions at that time, then develop them into an image.ย 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.ย I always pursue simplicity by using as few as colors.

์—ฌํ–‰์ง€์— ์ฐ์€ ์‚ฌ์ง„, ๊ธธ์„ ๊ฑท๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๋งŒ๋‚œ ๋‹ค์ •ํ•œ ํ’๊ฒฝ, ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ์„ ํŽ‘ํŽ‘ ํ˜๋ฆฌ๋ฉฐ ๋ณธ ์˜ํ™”์˜ ํ•œ์žฅ๋ฉด,
๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ž‘์€ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์˜ ์กฐ๊ฐ๋“ค๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
๊ทธ๋•Œ ๋Š๊ผˆ๋˜ ๊ฐ์ •์„ ์Šค์ผ€์น˜ํ•˜๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๋ฉ”๋ชจํ•ด๋‘” ํ›„ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€์š”.
์ƒ‰์˜ ์กฐํ•ฉ์— ๊ด€์‹ฌ์ด ๋งŽ์€ ํŽธ์ด์—์š”. ํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์—์„œ ๋‘ ์„ธ๊ฐ€์ง€ ๋‚ด์™ธ์˜ ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๋กœ๋งŒ ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๋งํ•˜๋Š” ํŽธ์ด๋ผ์ƒ‰๊น”์ด ์ฃผ๋Š” ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด๋‚˜ ์ƒํ™ฉ์—์„œ ๋Š๊ผˆ๋˜ ๋‚ด ๊ฐ์ •์˜ ์ƒ‰์ด ์–ด๋–ค๊ฒƒ์ธ์ง€ ๋“ฑ. ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ฅผ ์“ธ ๋•Œ ๊ณ ๋ฏผ์„ ๋งŽ์ด ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.์ตœ์†Œํ•œ์˜ ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ์—์„œ ์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ฐ„๊ฒฐํ•จ์„ ์ถ”๊ตฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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 โ€“ and those moments would just come one day, without a notice. Itโ€™s like finding an echo in your heart in a normal but dull daily life. Those things seem to inspire me, I think.

์ผ์ƒ์˜ ๋ชจ๋“  ์ƒํ™ฉ์— ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋ฐ›๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•  ๊ฒƒ ์—†๋˜ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์ด ์–ด๋Š ๋‚  ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋Š๊ปด์ง€๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜์ž–์•„์š”. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ฐฐ๋‚˜์˜ ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด๋‚˜ ๊ณต๊ฐ„, ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ, ์ƒํ™ฉ ๋“ฑ.ย ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•œ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์€ ์˜ˆ๊ณ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์˜ค์ง€ ์•Š์ž–์•„์š”. ์•„์ฃผ ์ผ์ƒ์ ์ธ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์—์„œ ๋ฐœ๊ฒฌํ•˜๋Š” ์šธ๋ฆผ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•ด์•ผํ•˜๋‚˜. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ์ œ๊ฒŒ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

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 whatโ€™s inside of a creatorโ€™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.

์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์ฐฝ์ž‘์ž์˜ ๋‚ด๋ฉด์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ˆ˜๋‹จ์ด๋ผ๊ณ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด์š”.
์ž‘๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ธ€๋กœ ์ž์‹ ์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋ฐฐ์šฐ๋Š” ์—ฐ๊ธฐ๋กœ ์ž์‹ ์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ ํ•˜์ž–์•„์š”.
์ €๋„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ์ œ ์•ˆ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์ €๋ฅผ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๊ณ ์žˆ์œผ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์˜ค๋กœ์ง€ ์ € ์ž์‹ ์ด์—์š”.ย ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋ณ€ํ™”ํ•˜๋Š” ์ €์˜ ๋ชจ์Šต์„ ๋Œ์–ด๋‚ด๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•œ ์ด‰๋งค์ œ ์—ญํ• ์„ ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ œ ์•ˆ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์ €๋ฅผ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋” ๊ด€์ฐฐํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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7. Where did you study?

I majored Industrial Design in Konkuk University.

์ €๋Š” ๊ฑด๊ตญ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ์‚ฐ์—…๋””์ž์ธ์„ ์ „๊ณตํ–ˆ์–ด์š”.

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

I donโ€™t think I would be in an agency. Iโ€™d probably be babbling with friends from all kinds of fields, sharing ideas in a small, petite studio, maybe. I think Iโ€™ll be still writing and drawing with those plenty contents of traveling, or simple daily lives.

์—์ด์ „์‹œ์— ์žˆ์ง€๋Š” ์•Š์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ์•„๋งˆ๋„ ์ž‘๊ณ  ๊ท€์—ฌ์šด ์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค์—์„œ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ๋ถ„์•ผ์˜ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค๊ณผ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋‚˜๋ˆ„๊ณ  ์„œ๋กœ์˜ ์ž‘์—…์„ ๊ณต์œ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์ง€ ์•Š์„๊นŒ์š”?ย ์—ฌํ–‰์ด๋‚˜ ์ผ์ƒ์—์„œ ์–ป์€ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์ปจํ…์ธ ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ๊ธ€์„ ์“ฐ๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ž‘์—…์„ ๊ณ„์†ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

9. What about in ten?

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

๋ˆ„๊ตฐ๊ฐ€์—๊ฒŒ ์–ด๋–ค ํ˜•ํƒœ๋กœ๋“  ์˜ํ–ฅ๋ ฅ ์žˆ๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ๋˜์–ด ์žˆ์—ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”!

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. Itโ€™s just a picture, but if it can spread the echo in peopleโ€™s hearts, I would feel so grateful.

์ €์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์ด ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ๊ฟˆ์„ ๊พธ์—ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”.
์–ด๋–ค ๋‚˜๋ผ๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์—ฌํ–‰์„ ๊ฟˆ๊พธ์—ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๊ณ , ์ž‘์€ ์•„์ด๋“ค์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์•„์ฃผ ์ž‘๊ณ  ์–ด๋ ธ๋˜ ์‹œ์ ˆ์˜ ์ž์‹ ์„ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ณด์•˜์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”. ๊ณต๊ฐํ•˜๊ณ  ์œ„๋กœํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ฌด์‹ฌ์ฝ” ์ง€๋‚˜์น˜๋Š” ์ผ์ƒ์˜ ์†Œ์†Œํ•จ๋„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด ์˜๋ฏธ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์ด ๋œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด์š”. ๊ทธ์ € ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ผ ๋ฟ์ด์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ˆ„๊ตฐ๊ฐ€์—๊ฒŒ ๋‹ด๋ฐฑํ•œ ์šธ๋ฆผ์„ ์ค„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ๋งŒ์œผ๋กœ๋„ ์ •๋ง ํ–‰๋ณตํ•  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

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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 Iโ€™m in love with every kinds of sweets.ย Jellies, candies, caramel, cakes, chocolatesโ€ฆthe Haribo gummy bear is my favorite, but Iโ€™m cutting back on those these days because Iโ€™m on a diet. Sad story.

์ €๋Š” ๋‹ฌ์ฝคํ•œ ์Œ์‹์ด๋ผ๋ฉด ๋ญ๋“  ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”J
์ ค๋ฆฌ,์‚ฌํƒ•, ์บฌ๋ผ๋ฉœ, ์ผ€์ดํฌ, ์ดˆ์ฝœ๋ ›โ€ฆ ํ•˜๋ฆฌ๋ณด ๊ณฐ์ ค๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์š”์ฆ˜์€ ๋‹ค์ด์–ดํŠธ ์ค‘์ด๋ผ ์ฐธ๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ์กฐ๊ธˆ ์Šฌํ”ˆ ์–˜๊ธฐ๋„ค์š” L

12. Favourite book?

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

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๊ฐ„๊ฒฐํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ํฅ๋ฏธ์ง„์ง„ํ•œ ๊ทธ์˜ ๋ฌธ์ฒด๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

13. Favourite genre of music?

Mostly I listen to K-pop, but Iโ€™m listening to a lot of Coldplay these days, my boy friendโ€™s favorite.ย Iโ€™d play that song O from Coldplay, just over and over.

์Œ์•…์€ k-pop ์œ„์ฃผ์˜ ์Œ์•…์„ ๋งŽ์ด ๋“ฃ์ง€๋งŒ ์š”์ฆ˜์—” ๋‚จ์ž์นœ๊ตฌ๊ฐ€ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ฝœ๋“œํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ด์˜ ์Œ์•…์„ ์ฆ๊ฒจ ๋“ฃ๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”.ย ์ฝœ๋“œํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ด์˜ ๋ฅผ ๋ฌดํ•œ ์žฌ์ƒ ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๋“ฃ๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค!

14. What are your hobbies?

To travel, wander everywhere, imagine lying on the floor

์—ฌํ–‰, ์•„๋ฌด๋ฐ๋‚˜ ๋Œ์•„๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๊ธฐ, ๋ˆ„์›Œ์„œ ์ƒ์ƒํ•˜๊ธฐ

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

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

๊ธ€์Ž„์š”. ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๊ฐ€ ์•„๋‹Œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ถ์„ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ณธ์ ์€ ์—†์ง€๋งŒ ์•„๋งˆ๋„ ๋น„์Šทํ•œ ๊ณ„ํ†ต์—์„œ ์ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์ง€ ์•Š์•˜์„๊นŒ์š”?? ์–ด๋””์„œ๋“  ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋” ์ƒˆ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ์žฌ๋ฏธ์žˆ๋Š”, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ฐฝ์กฐ์ ์ธ ์‚ถ์„ ์‚ด๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

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