Instagram: @jinhwajangart

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

Hello, I’m Jinhwa JangΒ (aka ottershapedoden). I was born in Seoul, Korea, and grew up in Korea and China.Β For now, I’m doing a summer internship and taking a comics workshop in Seoul.

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”. μ €λŠ” μž₯진화, ottershapedoden μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €λŠ” ν•œκ΅­ μ„œμšΈμ—μ„œ νƒœμ–΄λ‚¬κ³ , μ²­μ†Œλ…„ μ‹œμ ˆμ„ 쀑ꡭ μƒν•˜μ΄μ—μ„œ λ³΄λƒˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.Β μ„œμšΈμ—μ„œ 인턴십을 ν•˜κ³  λ§Œν™” μ›Œν¬μƒ΅λ„ λ“€μœΌλ©° μ˜¬ν•΄ 여름을 보내고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

My interests, theme and the way of expression in terms of art change from time to time, so it’s in a state of flux. Lately, I’ve been using limited color palettes, intense textures, chroma, or contrast and I think I was influenced by working with Risograph.

μ €λŠ” λ•Œλ§ˆλ‹€ 관심사, 주제, ν‘œν˜„λ°©μ‹μ΄ λ‹€λ₯΄κΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμ— μœ λ™μ μΈ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. 졜근 μ œν•œλœ λͺ‡κ°€μ§€ μƒ‰μƒλ§ŒμœΌλ‘œ μ±„μƒ‰ν•˜κ±°λ‚˜, κ°•λ ¬ν•œ νŒ¨ν„΄, 채도, λŒ€λΉ„λ₯Ό 많이 μ‚¬μš©ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 일년 μ „μ―€ μ‹œμž‘ν•œ λ¦¬μ†Œκ·Έλž˜ν”„ μž‘μ—…μ— 영ν–₯을 λ°›μ•„μ„œμΈκ²ƒ κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I prefer working in digital because it’s handy. I can bring my laptop and Wacom everywhere to work. I also like the accidental color combination of Risograph.

디지털 μ•„νŠΈμ™€ λ¦¬μ†Œκ·Έλž˜ν”„λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.Β λ…ΈνŠΈλΆκ³Ό νƒ€λΈ”λ ›λ§Œ μ±™κΈ°λ©΄ μ–΄λ””μ„œλ“  디지털 μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•  수 있고.λ¦¬μ†Œν”„λ¦°νŠΈ ν–ˆμ„λ•Œμ˜ μ„ λͺ…ν•œ μƒ‰λ“€μ˜ μš°μ—°ν•œ 쑰합이 μ’‹κΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I try to collect image references from the Internet or my everyday life as much as I can.Β They help me a lot because I watch them all the working process.

ν‰μ†Œμ— μΈν„°λ„·μ΄λ‚˜ μΌμƒμƒν™œμ—μ„œ 이미지 레퍼런슀λ₯Ό λͺ¨μœΌλ €κ³  λ…Έλ ₯ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.Β μž‘μ—… ν•  λ•Œ μ—¬λŸ¬ 이미지 자료λ₯Ό 보기 λ•Œλ¬Έμ— λ§Žμ€ 도움이 λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

My dreams, fantasy, photographs, cityscape, music, games, and especially, amazing works by great artists.

꿈, 곡상, 사진, λ„μ‹œ, μŒμ•…, κ²Œμž„, 그리고 μ—¬λŸ¬ μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈλ“€μ˜ 멋진 μž‘ν’ˆλ“€μ΄ μž‘μ—…μ„ μ™„μ„±ν•˜λŠ”λ° μ–Έμ œλ‚˜ 쒋은 영감과 힘이 λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

It often makes me nervous because it is my job and an important part of me.Β Recently I’ve started thinking not only how to express myself but also how my works influence the world.

μ €λŠ” μž‘μ—…λ•Œλ¬Έμ— 자주 λΆˆμ•ˆν•¨μ„ λŠλΌλŠ”λ°, 제 직업이고 또 μ €μ˜ μ€‘μš”ν•œ μΌλΆ€λΆ„μ΄λΌμ„œ κ·Έλ ‡μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.Β μ €μ˜ μž‘μ—…λ¬ΌμœΌλ‘œ μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ 자기 ν‘œν˜„ 할지 뿐만 μ•„λ‹ˆλΌ, 제 μž‘μ—…μ΄ μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ 세상에 영ν–₯을 미칠지 μƒκ°ν•˜κ²Œ λμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


7. Where did you study?

I’m majoring in Illustration at School of Visual Arts.

School of Visual Arts μ—μ„œ μ‚½ν™”λ₯Ό μ „κ³΅ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Working in the field of creative arts. Sorry, it’s not specific.

μ°½μž‘ λΆ„μ•Όμ—μ„œ μΌν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„κ²ƒ κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ 더 ꡬ체적으둜 λ– μ˜¬λ¦¬κΈ°κ°€ νž˜λ“œλ„€μš”.

9. What about in ten?

Keep working?

계속 그림을 그릴 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

I wish to be fearless of learning new things and rather enjoy it.

μƒˆλ‘­κ²Œ λ°°μš°λŠ”κ²ƒμ„ λ‘λ €μ›Œν•˜μ§€ μ•Šκ³  도리어 그것을 μ¦κΈ°λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ λœλ‹€λ©΄ 정말 μ’‹κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


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

Malaxiangguo, Pho Bo, Ramen

λ§ˆλΌμƒΉκΆˆ, 퍼보, 라멘

12. Favourite book?

Short stories by Nikolai Leskov

λ‹ˆμ½œλΌμ΄ λ ˆμŠ€μ½”ν”„ λ‹¨νŽΈμ†Œμ„€μ§‘

13. Favourite genre of music?

Psychedelic Rock

사이킀델릭 둝

14. What are your hobbies?

Playing mobile games and eating sweets.

ν°κ²Œμž„ν•˜κΈ°, λ””μ €νŠΈ λ¨ΉκΈ°

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

I can’t come up with anything. Well, I dreamed to be a singer when I was really small.

도무지 λ– μ˜€λ₯΄μ§€κ°€ μ•Šλ„€μš”. κ°€μˆ˜κ°€ λ˜κ³ μ‹Άλ‹€λŠ” 생각을 μ–΄λ Έμ„λ•Œ μ’…μ’… ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€!