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

Hello, my name is JungHyeon Kwon. I was raised up in Korea and came to San Francisco to study Arts when I was 20. I had studied for 6 years there, and lived in New York for 3 years, and am currently working as a graphics designer during the day and as a freelancer illustrator during the night in LA.

1. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. ์–ด๋””์„œ ์™”๋‚˜์š”?
์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”, ๊ถŒ์ •ํ˜„์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ „ ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์ž๋ผ์„œ 20์‚ด์— ๋ฏธ์ˆ ์„ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜๊ธฐ์œ„ํ•ด ์ƒŒํ”„๋ž€์‹œ์Šค์ฝ”๋กœ ์™€์„œ 6๋…„, ๋‰ด์š•์—์„œ 3๋…„์„ ์‚ด๋‹ค ํ˜„์žฌ๋Š” ๋กœ์Šค์•ค์ ค๋ ˆ์Šค์—์„œ ๋‚ฎ์—๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ž˜ํ”ฝ๋””์ž์ด๋„ˆ๋กœ ์ผํ•˜๊ณ  ๋ฐค์—๋Š” ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋žœ์„œ๋กœ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I utilize light, shadow, restricted color palette, and interior and construction perspective in my drawings. I enjoy illustrating current, multi-faceted life styles happening in many places. The theme of my drawing is myself and the life of audience who appreciate my drawings.

2. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ๋ฏธํ•™์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด์„œ ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.
๋น›๊ณผ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ž, ํ•œ์ •์ ์ธ ์ปฌ๋ŸฌํŒ”๋ ˆํŠธ, ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด์™€ ๊ฑด์ถ•์˜ ํˆฌ์‹œ๋ฅผ ์ด์šฉํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์—์„œ ๋ฒŒ์–ด์ง€๋Š” ํ˜„์žฌ์˜ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์‚ถ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์— ๋‹ด๋Š”๊ฑธ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ œ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์˜ ์ฃผ์ฒด๋Š” ์ €์ด์ž ์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ด€๊ฐ์˜ ์‚ถ์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๊ณ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I frequently use Photoshop. Compared to other tools, modification is easier and I can express desired ambience with various effects.

3. ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ž‘์—… ํˆด์€ ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ๊ฐ€์š”? ์ด์œ ๋Š”์š”?
์ฃผ๋กœ ํฌํ† ์ƒต์„ ๋งŽ์ด ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ํˆด๊ณผ๋Š” ๋‹ค๋ฅด๊ฒŒ ์ˆ˜์ •์ด ์‰ฝ๊ณ  ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œํšจ๊ณผ๋“ค๋„ ์›ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ• ์ˆ˜์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Owing to my education, the key of my artistic process is finding the reference picture. Once I have an idea, I sketch the composition minutely and find all the related references to start off the whole process.

4.๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์  ์ฐฝ์ž‘๊ณผ์ •์€ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋‚˜์š”?
ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ๋ฐฐ์šด๋Œ€๋กœ ์ €์˜ ์ฐฝ์ž‘๊ณผ์ •์˜ ๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„์˜ ๊ณผ์ •์€ ๋ ˆํผ๋Ÿฐ์Šค ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ์ฐพ๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์ค‘์ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
์ผ๋‹จ ์•„์ด๋””์–ด๊ฐ€ ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋ฉด ์ž‘๊ฒŒ ๊ตฌ๋„๋ฅผ ์Šค์ผ€์น˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ๊ฑฐ์— ๊ด€ํ•œ ๋ชจ๋“  ๋ ˆํผ๋Ÿฐ์Šค์„ ์ฐพ์€ ํ›„์— ์ž‘์—…์„ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Everyday life gives me inspirations. From flowers and trees to lives of people around me, I observe and analyze tiny pieces around me and express them in my drawings.

5. ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ž‘์—…์— ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์ฃผ๋‚˜์š”?
ํ•˜๋ฃจ ํ•˜๋ฃจ ์‚ถ์˜ ์ผ์ƒ๋“ค์—์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋ฐ›์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ธธ๊ฐ€๋ฅผ ๊ฑท๋‹ค ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ฝƒ, ๋‚˜๋ฌด ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ œ ์ฃผ๋ณ€์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์˜ ์ผ์ƒ๊นŒ์ง€ ์ž‘๊ณ  ์†Œ์†Œํ•œ ๋ถ€๋ถ„๋“ค์„ ๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ์ œ ๋‚˜๋ฆ„๋Œ€๋กœ์˜ ํ•ด์„์œผ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์— ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

I canโ€™t imagine my life without art. Expressing diverse aspects of life in my drawings is my own expedition and vacation from everyday life. Art has allowed me to view even trivial things in the world from different perspectives.

6. ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ด ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์‚ถ์—์„œ ์–ด๋–ค ์—ญํ™œ์„ ํ•˜๋‚˜์š”? ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ด€์ ์— ์–ด๋–ค ๋ณ€ํ™”๋ฅผ ์ฃผ๋‚˜์š”?
์ œ ์ธ์ƒ์—์„œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ด ์—†๋Š” ์‚ถ์€ ์ƒ๊ฐ์ด ์•ˆ๋˜๋„ค์š”. ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์‚ถ์˜ ๋ชจ์Šต๋“ค์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•จ์œผ๋กœ์จ ์†Œ์†Œํ•œ ์ œ ์ผ์ƒ์—์„œ์˜ ํƒˆ์ถœ๊ตฌ์ด์ž ๋Š˜ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ๋ชจํ—˜์„ ํ•˜๋Š”๊ฑฐ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ , ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ด ์žˆ์Œ์œผ๋กœ์„œ ์˜ˆ์ „์—๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์ง€๋‚˜์น ์ˆ˜์žˆ๋Š” ์ž‘์€๊ฒƒ๋“ค๋„ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ด€์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋ณด๋ ค๊ณ  ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•˜๋Š” ์ ์ด ์ œ์ผ ํฐ ๋ณ€ํ™”์ธ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋„ค์š”~

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7. Where did you study?

I majored in illustration at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

7. ์–ด๋””์„œ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ–ˆ๋‚˜์š”?
์ƒŒํ”„๋ž€์‹œ์Šค์ฝ”์— ์žˆ๋Š” Academy of Art university์—์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ด์…˜์„ ์ „๊ณตํ•˜์˜€์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

In five years, I will be drawing while nurturing my own child. This can be too realistic, but perhaps I will be at home to do them in parallel.

8. 5๋…„ํ›„์˜ ๋‹น์‹ ์€ ์–ด๋–ค ๋ชจ์Šต์ผ๊ฑฐ๋ผ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋‚˜์š”? ์—์ด์ „์‹œ์—์„œ ์ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„๊นŒ์š”?
5๋…„ํ›„์— ์ œ ๋ชจ์Šต์€ ์•„๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ‚ค์šฐ๋ฉด์„œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ์„๊ฑฐ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ํ˜„์‹ค์ ์ธ ๋Œ€๋‹ต์ธ๊ฒƒ๊ฐ™์ง€๋งŒ, ์ง‘์—์„œ ์œก์•„์™€ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณ‘ํ–‰ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์ง€์•Š์„๊นŒ์š”?

9. What about in ten?

I aspire to publish my drawing collection. I also want to teach students.

9. 10๋…„ํ›„์—๋Š”์š”?
10๋…„ํ›„์—๋Š” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ๋“ค์„ ๋ชจ์•„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…์„ ๋‚ด๊ณ ์‹ถ๋„ค์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ํ•™์ƒ๋“ค์„ ๊ฐ€๋ฅด์น˜๊ณ ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

My drawings reflect everyday life. I will be happy to see someone who can empathize with my drawings. Peopleโ€™s empathy will stimulate me to endeavor harder in drawing.

10. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๋กœ ๋ฌด์–ธ๊ฐ€๋ฅผ ์–ป๊ณ ์‹ถ์€๊ฐ€์š”?
์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์€ ์ง€๊ทนํžˆ ํ‰๋ฒ”ํ•œ ์ผ์ƒ๋“ค์˜ ๋ชจ์Šต์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ๋ˆ„๊ตฐ๊ฐ€๊ฐ€ ์ œ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ๊ณต๊ฐ์„ ๋Š๋‚€๋‹ค๋ฉด ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ๋งŒ์œผ๋กœ๋„ ์ข‹์„๊ฑฐ๊ฐ™๋„ค์š”. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ณต๊ฐ๋Œ€๋“ค์ด ์ €์—๊ฒŒ ๋” ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋Š” ์ž๊ทน์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋ ๊ฑฐ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

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

I indulge in Macaron with Americano!

11. ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์—๊ฒŒ ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ๊ฐ€์žฅ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์Œ์‹์€ ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ๊ฐ€์š”?
๋งˆ์นด๋กฑ๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๋จน๋Š” ์•„๋ฉ”๋ฆฌ์นด๋…ธ!

12. Favourite book?

I like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

12.์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ฑ…์€์š”?
ํ•ด๋ฆฌํฌํ„ฐ์™€ ๋ฐ˜์ง€์˜ ์ œ์™•์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I donโ€™t have a favorite genre of music, but I usually listen to female Korean singers.

13.์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์Œ์•…์€์š”?
ํŠน๋ณ„ํžˆ ์„ ํ˜ธํ•˜๋Š” ์Œ์•…์žฅ๋ฅด๋Š” ์—†์ง€๋งŒ ์ž‘์—…ํ• ๋•Œ ์ฃผ๋กœ๋“ฃ๋Š” ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ ์—ฌ์„ฑ์‹ฑ์–ด๋“ค ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ๋งŽ์ด ๋“ฃ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

14. What are your hobbies?

I enjoy reading fairy tales and drawing.

14.์ทจ๋ฏธ๋Š” ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ๊ฐ€์š”?
๋™ํ™”์ฑ…์ฝ๊ธฐ ์™€ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

I probably would’ve assisted my parents, who work in stone and marble.

15. ๋งŒ์•ฝ ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๊ฐ€ ๋˜์ง€์•Š์•˜๋‹ค๋ฉด ์–ด๋–ค์ผ์„ ํ–ˆ์„๊นŒ์š”?
์ €ํฌ ๋ถ€๋ชจ๋‹˜์ด ๋Œ๊ณผ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์ผ์„ ํ•˜์‹œ๋Š”๋ฐ ์•„๋งˆ ๋ถ€๋ชจ๋‹˜์˜ ์ผ์„ ํ•˜์ง€์•Š์•˜์„๊นŒ ์‹ถ๋„ค์š”.

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