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1. Whatโ€™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.

์ œ ์ด๋ฆ„์€ ์ •๊ฐ€์šฉ์ด๊ณ , ์„œ์šธ์—์„œ ๋‚˜๊ณ  ์ž๋ž์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์›๋ž˜ ์ €๋Š” ์ˆœ์ˆ˜๋ฏธ์ˆ ์„ ์ „๊ณตํ•˜๊ณ , ํŽ˜์ธํŒ…๊ณผ ์„ค์น˜๋ฏธ์ˆ ์„ ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ค 3๋…„์ „ ๋‚จํŽธ๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์ž ์‹œ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ์— ๋จธ๋ฌผ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํƒ€์ง€์— ๋จธ๋ฌผ๋ฉด์„œ ํŠธ๋ ˆ๋””์…”๋„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š”๋ฐ ์–ด๋ ค์›€์„ ๊ฒช๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๋•Œ, ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ํŽ˜์ธํŠธ๋ฅผ ํ•˜๋Š” ์ปจ์…‰์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ์ธ ๋‚จํŽธ์˜ ๊ถŒ์œ ๋กœ ์ฒ˜์Œ ์•„์ดํŒจ๋“œ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ฒ˜์Œ์—” ์ทจ๋ฏธ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊พธ์ค€ํžˆ ์ธ์Šคํƒ€๊ทธ๋žจ์— ์˜ฌ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด์„œ  ํ˜„์žฌ์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 


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.  

๋ฐ๊ณ  ๋ช…๋ฃŒํ•œ ์นผ๋ผ์—์„œ ์˜ค๋Š” ๊ฐ•๋ ฌํ•จ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋˜ํ•œ, ๋‚ด ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์—” ๋Š˜ ๊ถ๊ธˆ์ฆ๊ณผ ๊ธด์žฅ๊ฐ์„ ์ง‘์–ด๋„ฃ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์Šค๋Ÿฌ์›€๊ณผ ๊ธฐ๊ดดํ•จ, ์œ ๋จธ๋Ÿฌ์Šคํ•จ๊ณผ ๋ฏธ์Šคํ…Œ๋ฆฌ, ์–ด๋–ค ์ด์ค‘์ ์ด๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ์• ๋งค๋ชจํ•œ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ •์˜๋‚ด๋ฆด ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š” ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

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. 

์ €๋Š” ์ฃผ๋กœ ์•„์ดํŒจ๋“œ๋ฅผ ์ด์šฉํ•œ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ํŽ˜์ธํŒ…์„ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ์—์„œ ๋Š๋‚„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ช…๋ฃŒํ•จ๊ณผ ๋‹จ์ˆœํ•จ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ณ  ์นผ๋ผ๋ฅผ ๋” ์ƒ์ƒํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋Š๋‚„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ ์ด ์ข‹์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋˜ํ•œ, ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋ฐ›์ž๋งˆ์ž ์ง๊ด€์ ์œผ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆด ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ณ  ํŒŒ์ผ๋กœ ์ €์žฅํ•˜๊ณ  ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์ˆ˜์ •ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ ์ด ๋งค์šฐ ๋งค๋ ฅ์ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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. 

๋งํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋จผ์ € ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ „์ฒด์ ์ธ ์ƒํ™ฉ๊ณผ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์„ ์„ค์ •ํ•˜๊ณ , ๊ทธ ์•ˆ์˜ ์ธ๋ฌผ์˜ ์—ญํ• ๊ณผ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์ง‘์–ด ๋„ฃ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฐ€๋”์€ ํ•˜๋‚˜์˜ ์นผ๋ผ๋ฅผ ๊ณ ๋ฅธ ํ›„ ์ •ํ•ด์ง„ ์นผ๋ผ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋„์ €ํžˆ ์˜๊ฐ์ด ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๋• ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ฑ…๊ณผ ์˜ํ™”๋ฅผ ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ฐ˜๋ณตํ•ด์„œ ์ฐพ์•„๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์ถ”๊ตฌํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฐ์„ฑ์ด ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ์ง€๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋‹ค์‹œ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ด…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

Childrenโ€™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.

๋™ํ™”์ฑ…์—์„œ ๋งŽ์€ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋ฐ›์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•„์ด๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ์ง€ ์•Š์ง€๋งŒ ๋™ํ™”์  ๊ฐ์„ฑ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์–ด๋ฆด ์ ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋ด์™”๋˜ ๋งŽ์€ ๋™ํ™”์ฑ…๋“ค์„ ๊ณ„์†ํ•ด์„œ ๋ณด๊ด€ํ•˜๊ณ  ์—ด์–ด๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์–ป๊ณค ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

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. 

๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ผ์€ ๋‚ด ์‚ถ์˜ ๋งŒ์กฑ๊ฐ๊ณผ  ๋‚˜์˜ ๊ฐ€์น˜๋ฅผ ๊ณ„์†ํ•ด์„œ ์ฆ๋ช…ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ํ•ด์ค๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์„ ํ•จ์œผ๋กœ์จ ์‚ด๋ฉด์„œ ๊ฒช๋Š” ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ฒฝํ—˜๋“ค์ด ๋ชจ๋‘ ๋‚ด ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์˜ ์†Œ์Šค๊ฐ€ ๋  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ธฐ์— ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋”์šฑ ํฅ๋ฏธ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๊ฒŒ ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 


7. Where did you study?

I studied fine art at Korea National University of Arts. 

ํ•œ๊ตญ์ข…ํ•ฉ์˜ˆ์ˆ ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ์กฐํ˜•์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ณผ๋ฅผ ์ „๊ณตํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.  

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Thinking I am still at an early stage, I donโ€™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.

์•„์ง ์ถœ๋ฐœ์„ ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์ด ์‹œ๊ฐ„๋™์•ˆ ๋งŽ์€ ์‹œํ–‰์ฐฉ์˜ค์™€ ๋ณ€ํ™”๊ฐ€ ์ผ์–ด๋‚  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ 5๋…„์ด๋ž€ ์‹œ๊ฐ„๋™์•ˆ ๋ฐ˜๋“œ์‹œ ์ด๋ฃจ๊ณ ์ž ํ•˜๋Š” ํ•œ๊ฐ€์ง€๋Š” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ๋ ค์˜จ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ๋“ค๊ณผ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋“ค๋กœ ๋‚˜์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…์„ ์ถœํŒํ•˜๋Š” ์ผ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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. 

ํ˜„์žฌ์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์—์„œ ์ข€ ๋” ๋‹ค์Œ ๋‹จ๊ณ„์— ๋‹ค๋‹ค๋ฅผ ๋•Œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ ๋ฟ๋งŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋งค์ฒด๋ฅผ ์ด์šฉํ•œ ์ž‘์—…๋“ค์„ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ๊ฟˆ๊ฟ”์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 10๋…„์ด๋ผ๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„์ด ์ง€๋‚˜๋ฉด ๋‚ด ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ 3d๋กœ ๊ตฌํ˜„ํ•˜๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๋‚˜์˜ ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ๋“ค๋กœ ์ž‘์€ ์žฅ๋‚œ๊ฐ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ์ถœ์‹œํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š์„๊นŒ ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

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. 

๋‚˜๋งŒ์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ตฌํ˜„ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ฉˆ์ถ”์ง€ ์•Š๊ณ  ๋Š™์–ด์„œ๋„ ๊ณ„์† ์ฆ๊ฒ๊ฒŒ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ธธ ๋ฐ”๋ž๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 


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. 

๋ชจ๋“  ์ข…๋ฅ˜์˜ ๋ฉด์š”๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ฆ๊น๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํŠนํžˆ, ๊ทธ์ค‘ ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ์ธ์Šคํ„ดํŠธ ๋ผ๋ฉด์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ชธ์— ์ข‹์ง€ ์•Š๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฑธ ์•Œ์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ผ๋ฉด์„ ๋จน๋Š” ๊ฑธ ๋ฉˆ์ถœ ์ˆ˜ ์—†๊ณ  ์ฃผ๊ธฐ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋จน์–ด์ค˜์•ผ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.^^

12. Favourite book?

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

๋ฃจ์ด์Šค ์บ๋กค์˜ ์ด์ƒํ•œ ๋‚˜๋ผ์˜ ์•จ๋ฆฌ์Šค. ๊ทธ์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋Š” ํ™˜์ƒ์ ์ด๊ณ  ์•„์ง๋„ ๋งŽ์€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ๊ทธ๋“ค์˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์— ๋Š์ž„์—†์ด ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์ค๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.  

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. 

๋‚˜๋Š” ํด๋ž˜์‹ ์บ๋กค๊ณผ ์˜ฌ๋“œ ์žฌ์ฆˆ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด ์Œ์•…๋“ค์€ ๋‚ด ๋งˆ์Œ์„ ๋‘๊ทผ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ญ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทผ๋ž˜์—๋Š” ์ฃผ๋กœ ์ž‘์—…ํ• ๋•Œ  ํ™”์™€์ด์•ˆ ์Œ์•…์„ ๋“ฃ๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํŠน์œ ์˜ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ์„ ์œจ์€ ๋งˆ์Œ์˜ ์•ˆ์ •์„ ์ฃผ๋ฉด์„œ ๊ธฐ๋ถ„์„ ์ƒ์พŒํ•˜๊ฒŒ ํ•ด์ค๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

14. What are your hobbies? 

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

๋‚˜์˜ ์ทจ๋ฏธ๋Š” ๋‚จํŽธ๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๋น„๋””์˜ค ๊ฒŒ์ž„์„ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๊ณ  ์˜ํ™”๋ฅผ ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ํ‹ˆ๋‚ ๋•Œ๋งˆ๋‹ค ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

15. If you werenโ€™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. 

์•„๋งˆ ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด๋‚˜ ๊ฑด์ถ•๊ณผ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์ง์—…์„ ๊ฐ€์กŒ์„ ๊ฒƒ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €์˜ ์•„๋ฒ„์ง€๋Š” ๊ฑด์ถ•์‚ฌ์ด์‹œ๊ณ , ์˜ค๋น  ๋˜ํ•œ ๊ฑด์ถ•๊ณผ ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด๋ฅผ ํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๋งŽ์€ ์˜ํ–ฅ์„ ๋ฐ›์œผ๋ฉด์„œ ์ž๋ผ์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ˜„์žฌ๋„ ์ €๋Š” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ๋Š” ์ง‘์˜ ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด์— ๋งŽ์€ ๊ด€์‹ฌ์„ ์Ÿ๊ณ  ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด ์†Œํ’ˆ์„ ์ง์ ‘ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.