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

My name is Jung Ka-yong. I was born and raised in Seoul. Originally, I majored in fine art, mostly painting and installation art. I had a chance to stay in LA for a while, three years ago with my husband. Since my husband works as a concept artist, he knows a lot about digital painting. One day, he recommended that I draw on the iPad since I had a hard time painting traditionally. I started uploading my sketches on Instagram and then slowly developed my style since then.

제 이름은 μ •κ°€μš©μ΄κ³ , μ„œμšΈμ—μ„œ λ‚˜κ³  μžλžμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ›λž˜ μ €λŠ” μˆœμˆ˜λ―Έμˆ μ„ μ „κ³΅ν•˜κ³ , νŽ˜μΈνŒ…κ³Ό μ„€μΉ˜λ―Έμˆ μ„ ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·ΈλŸ¬λ‹€ 3λ…„μ „ λ‚¨νŽΈκ³Ό ν•¨κ»˜ μž μ‹œ 미ꡭ에 머물게 λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 타지에 λ¨Έλ¬Όλ©΄μ„œ νŠΈλ ˆλ””μ…”λ„ 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ”λ° 어렀움을 κ²ͺκ³  μžˆμ„ λ•Œ, 디지털 페인트λ₯Ό ν•˜λŠ” μ»¨μ…‰μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈμΈ λ‚¨νŽΈμ˜ ꢌ유둜 처음 μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œλ‘œ 그림을 그리기 μ‹œμž‘ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ²˜μŒμ—” 취미둜 κ·Έλ¦° 그림을 κΎΈμ€€νžˆ μΈμŠ€νƒ€κ·Έλž¨μ— μ˜¬λ¦¬λ©΄μ„œ  ν˜„μž¬μ˜ 그림을 그리게 λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I love colors! I like the intensity and the power that comes from bright, clear colors. Also, I like to cause curiosity and tension in my paintings. I draw a story that cannot be defined through the mixture of loveliness and bizarreness, humor and mystery, ambivalence and ambiguous atmosphere.  

밝고 λͺ…λ£Œν•œ μΉΌλΌμ—μ„œ μ˜€λŠ” 강렬함을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ˜ν•œ, λ‚΄ κ·Έλ¦Όμ—” 늘 ꢁ금증과 κΈ΄μž₯감을 μ§‘μ–΄λ„£μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ‚¬λž‘μŠ€λŸ¬μ›€κ³Ό 기괴함, μœ λ¨ΈλŸ¬μŠ€ν•¨κ³Ό λ―ΈμŠ€ν…Œλ¦¬, μ–΄λ–€ μ΄μ€‘μ μ΄κ±°λ‚˜ 애맀λͺ¨ν•œ λΆ„μœ„κΈ°λ₯Ό 톡해 μ •μ˜λ‚΄λ¦΄ 수 μ—†λŠ” 이야기λ₯Ό κ·Έλ¦½λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I usually paint on my iPad. I like the clarity and simplicity which can be expressed in digital and the fact that you can feel the colors more vividly. Moreover, you can directly draw and save wherever and whenever you are inspired in digital.  So, it is easier to focus and more comfortable to modify. 

μ €λŠ” 주둜 μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œλ₯Ό μ΄μš©ν•œ 디지털 νŽ˜μΈνŒ…μ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ””μ§€ν„Έμ—μ„œ λŠλ‚„ 수 μžˆλŠ” λͺ…λ£Œν•¨κ³Ό λ‹¨μˆœν•¨μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³  칼라λ₯Ό 더 μƒμƒν•˜κ²Œ λŠλ‚„ 수 μžˆλ‹€λŠ” 점이 μ’‹μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ˜ν•œ, μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›μžλ§ˆμž μ§κ΄€μ μœΌλ‘œ 그릴 수 있고 파일둜 μ €μž₯ν•˜κ³  μ‰½κ²Œ μˆ˜μ •ν•  수 μžˆλ‹€λŠ” 점이 맀우 맀λ ₯μ μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Firstly, I think of the story I want to tell. Setting the overall situation and space, I make the role and story of the character. Sometimes, I just choose one color and draw a story with it. When I can’t think of inspiration, I look up my favorite books and movies over and over again, and think about what emotions I pursue. 

λ§ν•˜κ³  싢은 이야기λ₯Ό λ¨Όμ € μƒκ°ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 전체적인 상황과 곡간을 μ„€μ •ν•˜κ³ , κ·Έ μ•ˆμ˜ 인물의 μ—­ν• κ³Ό 이야기λ₯Ό 집어 λ„£μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 가끔은 ν•˜λ‚˜μ˜ 칼라λ₯Ό κ³ λ₯Έ ν›„ 정해진 칼라λ₯Ό 가지고 이야기λ₯Ό λ§Œλ“€κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ„μ €νžˆ 영감이 λ– μ˜€λ₯΄μ§€ μ•Šμ„ 땐 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μ±…κ³Ό μ˜ν™”λ₯Ό λ‹€μ‹œ λ°˜λ³΅ν•΄μ„œ μ°Ύμ•„λ³΄λ©΄μ„œ λ‚΄κ°€ μΆ”κ΅¬ν•˜λŠ” 감성이 무엇인지뢀터 λ‹€μ‹œ μƒκ°ν•΄λ΄…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

Children’s books are always the biggest influence on me. Even though my paintings are not for children, I like to add the feel of them in my paintings. Still keeping the books I read when I was a child, I often read them these days.

λ™ν™”μ±…μ—μ„œ λ§Žμ€ μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 아이듀을 μœ„ν•œ 그림을 그리지 μ•Šμ§€λ§Œ 동화적 감성을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 어릴 적뢀터 λ΄μ™”λ˜ λ§Žμ€ 동화책듀을 κ³„μ†ν•΄μ„œ λ³΄κ΄€ν•˜κ³  μ—΄μ–΄λ³΄λ©΄μ„œ μ˜κ°μ„ μ–»κ³€ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

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

Painting gives me satisfaction in my life and allows me to prove my value continuously. I look at the world more interestingly because all the various experiences can be sources of my paintings. 

그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” 일은 λ‚΄ μ‚Άμ˜ 만쑱감과  λ‚˜μ˜ κ°€μΉ˜λ₯Ό κ³„μ†ν•΄μ„œ 증λͺ…ν•  수 있게 ν•΄μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ˜ˆμˆ μ„ ν•¨μœΌλ‘œμ¨ μ‚΄λ©΄μ„œ κ²ͺλŠ” λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ κ²½ν—˜λ“€μ΄ λͺ¨λ‘ λ‚΄ 그림의 μ†ŒμŠ€κ°€ 될 수 μžˆκΈ°μ— 세상을 λ”μš± ν₯미둭게 λ°”λΌλ³΄κ²Œ λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

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7. Where did you study?

I studied fine art at Korea National University of Arts. 

ν•œκ΅­μ’…ν•©μ˜ˆμˆ ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ μ‘°ν˜•μ˜ˆμˆ κ³Όλ₯Ό μ „κ³΅ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.  

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Thinking I am still at an early stage, I don’t expect it will always be great. There will be lots of mistakes and changes within the next five years. However, one thing I hope to accomplish, for the most, is to publish my picture book within five years.

아직 μΆœλ°œμ„ μ— μžˆλŠ” 이 μ‹œκ°„λ™μ•ˆ λ§Žμ€ μ‹œν–‰μ°©μ˜€μ™€ λ³€ν™”κ°€ 일어날 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ 5λ…„μ΄λž€ μ‹œκ°„λ™μ•ˆ λ°˜λ“œμ‹œ 이루고자 ν•˜λŠ” ν•œκ°€μ§€λŠ” μ œκ°€ 그렀온 κ·Έλ¦Όλ“€κ³Ό μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ μ΄μ•ΌκΈ°λ“€λ‘œ λ‚˜μ˜ 그림책을 μΆœνŒν•˜λŠ” μΌμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

9. What about in ten?

I have dreamed of working on various media as well as painting when I reach the next stage in the current painting. After 10 years, I think I may implement my paintings into 3D or make a small toy with my characters. 

ν˜„μž¬μ˜ κ·Έλ¦Όμ—μ„œ μ’€ 더 λ‹€μŒ 단계에 λ‹€λ‹€λ₯Ό λ•Œ κ·Έλ¦Ό 뿐만 μ•„λ‹ˆλΌ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 맀체λ₯Ό μ΄μš©ν•œ μž‘μ—…λ“€μ„ ν•˜λŠ” 것을 κΏˆκΏ”μ™”μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 10λ…„μ΄λΌλŠ” μ‹œκ°„μ΄ μ§€λ‚˜λ©΄ λ‚΄ 그림을 3d둜 κ΅¬ν˜„ν•˜κ±°λ‚˜ λ‚˜μ˜ μΊλ¦­ν„°λ“€λ‘œ μž‘μ€ μž₯λ‚œκ°μ„ λ§Œλ“€μ–΄ μΆœμ‹œν•˜μ§€ μ•Šμ„κΉŒ μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

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

I want to create my original story. I hope to paint happily even when I get old without stopping. 

λ‚˜λ§Œμ˜ 이야기λ₯Ό κ΅¬ν˜„ν•˜κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ©ˆμΆ”μ§€ μ•Šκ³  λŠ™μ–΄μ„œλ„ 계속 즐겁게 μž‘ν’ˆμ„ ν•  수 있길 λ°”λžλ‹ˆλ‹€. 

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

Every kind of noodle dish is always welcomed to me. Especially, Korean instant noodles are my favorite. Even if they may not be good for my health, I can’t completely stop eating them, lol. 

λͺ¨λ“  μ’…λ₯˜μ˜ λ©΄μš”λ¦¬λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³  μ¦κΉλ‹ˆλ‹€. 특히, 그쀑 ν•œκ΅­μ˜ μΈμŠ€ν„΄νŠΈ 라면을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λͺΈμ— 쒋지 μ•Šλ‹€λŠ” κ±Έ μ•Œμ§€λ§Œ, 라면을 λ¨ΉλŠ” κ±Έ 멈좜 수 μ—†κ³  주기적으둜 λ¨Ήμ–΄μ€˜μ•Ό ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.^^

12. Favourite book?

Alice in Wonderland by Louis Carroll. His story is fantastic and still inspires many people constantly in their works of art. 

루이슀 캐둀의 μ΄μƒν•œ λ‚˜λΌμ˜ μ•¨λ¦¬μŠ€. 그의 μ΄μ•ΌκΈ°λŠ” ν™˜μƒμ μ΄κ³  아직도 λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€κ³Ό κ·Έλ“€μ˜ μ˜ˆμˆ μž‘ν’ˆμ— λŠμž„μ—†μ΄ μ˜κ°μ„ μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€.  

13. Favourite genre of music? 

I like classical carols and old jazz. These songs make my heart pound. Recently, I started listening to Hawaiian music when I was working. The beautiful melody gives me peace of mind and refreshes my mood. 

λ‚˜λŠ” ν΄λž˜μ‹ 캐둀과 μ˜¬λ“œ 재즈λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 이 μŒμ•…λ“€μ€ λ‚΄ λ§ˆμŒμ„ λ‘κ·Όκ±°λ¦¬κ²Œ λ§Œλ“­λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Όλž˜μ—λŠ” 주둜 μž‘μ—…ν• λ•Œ  ν™”μ™€μ΄μ•ˆ μŒμ•…μ„ λ“£κΈ° μ‹œμž‘ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 특유의 μ•„λ¦„λ‹€μš΄ μ„ μœ¨μ€ 마음의 μ•ˆμ •μ„ μ£Όλ©΄μ„œ 기뢄을 μƒμΎŒν•˜κ²Œ ν•΄μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

14. What are your hobbies? 

My hobbies are playing video games and watching movies with my husband. I also study interior design sometimes. 

λ‚˜μ˜ μ·¨λ―ΈλŠ” λ‚¨νŽΈκ³Ό ν•¨κ»˜ λΉ„λ””μ˜€ κ²Œμž„μ„ 즐기고 μ˜ν™”λ₯Ό λ³΄λŠ” κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 ν‹ˆλ‚ λ•Œλ§ˆλ‹€ μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄μ— λŒ€ν•΄ κ³΅λΆ€ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

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

If I were not an illustrator, I would have had a job related to interior design or architecture. My father and older brother have been gratefully influencing me with their jobs as an architect and  an interior designer. Even now, I pay a lot of attention to the interior of my house and sometimes make props for the interior myself. 

μ•„λ§ˆ μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄λ‚˜ 건좕과 κ΄€λ ¨λœ 직업을 κ°€μ‘Œμ„ κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €μ˜ μ•„λ²„μ§€λŠ” κ±΄μΆ•μ‚¬μ΄μ‹œκ³ , 였빠 λ˜ν•œ 건좕과 μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄λ₯Ό ν•˜κΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμ— λ§Žμ€ 영ν–₯을 λ°›μœΌλ©΄μ„œ μžλΌμ™”μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν˜„μž¬λ„ μ €λŠ” μ œκ°€ μ‚¬λŠ” μ§‘μ˜ μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄μ— λ§Žμ€ 관심을 쏟고 μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄ μ†Œν’ˆμ„ 직접 λ§Œλ“€κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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