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1. Whatโ€™s your story? Where are you from?

Hi! I am Jinju. I am from South Korea and currently live in New York City. I studied Film and Video in college and grad school. I made a couple of short documentaries and experimental videos in school. After graduation, I made a feature documentary film about a photographer. My artistic medium has been a real-life image for a long time. However, I’ve also been interested in making animated films since college time. In order to pursue that dream, I started learning animation and digital illustration in my spare time while working as a video editor. Since the pandemic happened in 2020, I had lots of time to draw and started sharing my creativity as an illustrator on Instagram. 

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š” ์ œ ์ด๋ฆ„์€ ์ด์ง„์ฃผ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €๋Š” ํ˜„์žฌ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ ๋‰ด์š•์—์„œ ์ง€๋‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ๊ณ ์š”. ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ณผ ๋Œ€ํ•™์›์—์„œ ์˜ํ™”์™€ ๋น„๋””์˜ค๋ฅผ ์ „๊ณตํ–ˆ๊ณ , ๋ช‡ํŽธ์˜ ๋‹จํŽธ ๋‹คํ๋ฉ˜ํ„ฐ๋ฆฌ์™€ ์‹คํ—˜์˜ํ™”๋“ค์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋Œ€ํ•™์› ์กธ์—… ํ›„์—๋Š” ์‚ฌ์ง„๊ฐ€์— ๊ด€ํ•œ ์žฅํŽธ ๋‹คํ๋ฉ˜ํ„ฐ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ œ์ž‘ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ–ˆ๊ณ ์š”. ์˜ค๋žซ๋™์•ˆ ์˜ํ™” ์˜์ƒ ๊ด€๋ จ ์ผ์„ ํ•ด์˜ค๊ธด ํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ๋Œ€ํ•™์‹œ์ ˆ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ํ•ญ์ƒ ์• ๋‹ˆ๋ฉ”์ด์…˜ ์˜ํ™”๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ๊ฟˆ์ด ์žˆ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ๋น„๋””์˜ค ์—๋””ํ„ฐ๋กœ ์ผํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ํ‹ˆํ‹ˆํžˆ ์• ๋‹ˆ๋ฉ”์ด์…˜๊ณผ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋”ฐ๋กœ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•ด ์™”์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ค 2020๋…„์— ์ฝ”๋กœ๋‚˜ ๋ฐ”์ด๋Ÿฌ์Šค ๋Œ€์œ ํ–‰์ด ์ผ์–ด๋‚˜๋ฉด์„œ, ๋ถ€๋“์ดํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆด ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์—ฌ์œ  ์‹œ๊ฐ„์ด ๋”์šฑ ๋งŽ์ด ์ƒ๊ฒผ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋“ค์„ ์ธ์Šคํƒ€๊ทธ๋žจ์— ๊พธ์ค€ํžˆ ๊ณต์œ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ๋กœ์„œ์˜ ์ž‘์—…๋“ค์„ ๊ณ„์† ํ•ด์˜ค๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. 

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

My major inspiration and subject matter is nature and female energy. I love using the objects like the moon, stars, and flowers in my drawings. I like to create some magical or meditative atmosphere in my work. I am also interested in telling stories with images. 

์ œ ์ฃผ๋œ ์˜๊ฐ๊ณผ ์ฃผ์ œ๋Š” ์ž์—ฐ๊ณผ ์—ฌ์„ฑ ์—๋„ˆ์ง€ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์— ๋‹ฌ, ๋ณ„, ๊ฝƒ ๊ฐ™์€ ์˜ค๋ธŒ์ ํŠธ๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ธธ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ณ ์š”. ๋งˆ๋ฒ•์ ์ด๊ณ  ๋ช…์ƒ์ ์ธ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์ „ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์— ํฅ๋ฏธ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Digital illustration is how I started illustration. I like to keep things simple in life in general, and digital drawing really fits my purpose. I love its convenience. I used to use Photoshop and Wacom tablet, but I only use Procreate on iPad these days. I like to keep the work process as simple as possible. 

์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋ฐฐ์šด๊ฒŒ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ†ตํ•ด์„œ์˜€์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์‚ถ ์ „๋ฐ˜์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋ชจ๋“  ๊ฑธ ์‹ฌํ”Œํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์œ ์ง€ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑธ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ์ž‘์—… ๋ฐฉ์‹์€ ์ œ ๋ผ์ดํ”„ ์Šคํƒ€์ผ์— ๋”ฑ ๋งž๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ๊ทธ ํŽธ๋ฆฌํ•จ์ด ์ข‹์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ „์—๋Š” ํฌํ† ์ƒต๊ณผ ์™€์ฝค ํƒ€๋ธ”๋ ›์œผ๋กœ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•˜๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์ด์ œ๋Š” ์•„์ดํŒจ๋“œ์™€ ํ”„๋กœํฌ๋ฆฌ์—์ดํŠธ๋กœ๋งŒ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

4. What is your artistic process like?

Once I have some ideas in my mind, I gather reference images from Pinterest and Instagram. I make rough and fine sketches as I make sure the composition looking good. Then, I test the color palette that I am going to use, and I start applying colors, textures, and details. 

๋จธ๋ฆฟ์†์— ์•„์ด๋””์–ด๊ฐ€ ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋ฉด ์ผ๋‹จ ํ•€ํ„ฐ๋ ˆ์ŠคํŠธ๋‚˜ ์ธ์Šคํƒ€๊ทธ๋žจ์—์„œ ์ฐธ์กฐํ•  ๋งŒํ•œ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋“ค์„ ๋ชจ์๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ๋‹ค์Œ ์ œ ๋งˆ์Œ์— ๋“œ๋Š” ๊ตฌ์„ฑ์ด ๋‚˜์˜ฌ ๋•Œ๊นŒ์ง€ ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ฅผ ๋ฐ˜๋ณตํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ ํ›„์—๋Š” ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•  ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๋“ค์„ ํ…Œ์ŠคํŠธํ•ด๋ด…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๊ฐ€ ํ™•์ •๋˜๋ฉด ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ง๊ณผ ํ…์Šค์ณ, ๋””ํ…Œ์ผ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

I constantly get inspired by works of artists; illustrations, animations, traditional paintings, sculptures, installations, films, photography, books, and music. Also, nature is a huge inspiration for me. All the beautiful memories I had in nature affect my imagination. 

๋ชจ๋“  ๋ถ„์•ผ์˜ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ ์ž‘์—…๋“ค์ด ์ €์—๊ฒŒ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์ค๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ, ์• ๋‹ˆ๋ฉ”์ด์…˜, ์ „ํ†ตํšŒํ™”, ์กฐ๊ฐ, ์„ค์น˜, ์˜ํ™”, ์‚ฌ์ง„, ์ฑ…, ์Œ์•…. ๋˜ํ•œ ์ž์—ฐ์€ ์ €์—๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ์˜๊ฐ์˜ ์›์ฒœ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ž์—ฐ ์†์—์„œ ์ถฉ๋งŒํ–ˆ๋˜ ๊ธฐ์–ต๋“ค์ด ์ œ ์ƒ์ƒ๋ ฅ์— ์ง€๋Œ€ํ•œ ์˜ํ–ฅ์„ ๋ฏธ์นฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

Art makes me more sensitive to the world. What I experience in life can be more interesting because I’ve been developing artistic sensitivity. 

์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์„ธ์ƒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ์ข€ ๋” ์˜ˆ๋ฏผํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ์ค๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์  ๊ฐ์ˆ˜์„ฑ์„ ๊ธธ๋Ÿฌ์˜จ ๋•๋ถ„์— ์‚ถ์„ ์ข€ ๋” ํฅ๋ฏธ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ๊ฒฝํ—˜ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด์š”. 

7. Where did you study?

I went to a university in Seoul, South Korea. I did MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. 

์„œ์šธ์—์„œ ๋Œ€ํ•™์„ ๋‚˜์™”๊ณ  ๋‰ด์š•์˜ School of Visual Arts ์—์„œ ๋Œ€ํ•™์› ๊ณผ์ •์„ ์กธ์—…ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I’ll make illustration books of my own stories. I am also studying herbs right now because I want to live close to nature. What I am dreaming of now is working on the farm and art, half and half. 

์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ง์ ‘ ๋งŒ๋“  ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋กœ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ด์…˜ ์ฑ…์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ์š”. ๋˜ํ•œ ์ž์—ฐ์—์„œ ๋†์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ์ง€์œผ๋ฉฐ ์‚ด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์„œ ํ˜„์žฌ ํ—ˆ๋ธŒ ๊ณต๋ถ€๋ฅผ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๋†์‚ฌ์ผ๊ณผ ์˜ˆ์ˆ  ํ™œ๋™์„ ๋ฐ˜๋ฐ˜์”ฉ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์ง€๋‚ด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ œ ๊ฟˆ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

9. What about in ten?

I’ll make animated films and keep working and living on the farm. 

๊ณ„์†ํ•ด์„œ ๋†์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ์ง€์œผ๋ฉด์„œ ์• ๋‹ˆ๋ฉ”์ด์…˜ ์˜ํ™”๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”. 

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

I will be so happy if my work stays with a viewer for a moment and warm his/her heart. 

์ œ ์ž‘์—…์ด ๋ณด๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์˜ ๋งˆ์Œ์— ์ž ๊น ๋จธ๋ฌผ๋ฉฐ ๋”ฐ๋œปํ•˜๊ฒŒ ํ•ด์ค„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๊ทธ๊ฑธ๋กœ ์ถฉ๋ถ„ํ•ด์š”. 

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

I love all kinds of food. Since I live in New York City, I am exposed to various cultures and food. I have no problem with strange food unless it’s made of weird animals or poisonous stuff. 

๋‰ด์š•์— ์‚ด๋ฉด์„œ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋ฌธํ™”์˜ ์Œ์‹๋“ค์„ ์ ‘ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์—ˆ์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ค๋ณด๋‹ˆ ๋‚ฏ์„  ์Œ์‹์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ฑฐ๋ถ€๊ฐ์ด ๋ณ„๋กœ ์—†์–ด์š”. ๊ดด์ƒํ•œ ๋™๋ฌผ์ด๋‚˜ ํ•ด๋กœ์šด ์žฌ๋ฃŒ๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“  ์Œ์‹๋งŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ฉด ์•„๋ฌด๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๋‹ค ๋ง›์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋จน์–ด์š”.

12. Favourite book?

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcรญa Mรกrquez

Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

๊ฐ€๋ธŒ๋ฆฌ์—˜ ๊ฐ€๋ฅด์‹œ์•„ ๋งˆ๋ฅด์ผ€์Šค์˜ ‘๋ฐฑ๋…„๋™์•ˆ์˜ ๊ณ ๋…’

ํ—ค๋ฅด๋งŒ ํ—ค์„ธ์˜ ‘๋‚˜๋ฅด์‹œ์Šค์™€ ๊ณจ๋“œ๋ฌธํŠธ’ 

๋ฌด๋ผ์นด๋ฏธ ํ•˜๋ฃจํ‚ค์˜ ‘์„ธ์ƒ์˜ ๋๊ณผ ํ•˜๋“œ๋ณด์ผ๋“œ ์›๋”๋žœ๋“œ’ 

13. Favourite genre of music? 

I love Jazz music. My favorite Jazz musicians are Tord Gustavsen and Pat Metheny. I also used to listen to ambient music quite a lot. 

์žฌ์ฆˆ ์Œ์•…์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”. Tord Gustavsen ์ด๋‚˜ Pat Metheny ๊ฐ™์€ ๋ฅ˜์˜ ์žฌ์ฆˆ ๋ฎค์ง€์…˜์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์˜ˆ์ „์—” ํ•œ๋™์•ˆ ์•ฐ๋น„์–ธํŠธ ๋ฎค์ง์„ ์ฆ๊ฒจ ๋“ค์—ˆ์—ˆ์–ด์š”. 

14. What are your hobbies? 

For now, I can say drawing is my hobby since I am so obsessed with it. Also, I like to watch shows when I take a break from drawing or studying. 

ํ˜„์žฌ ์ทจ๋ฏธ๋ผ ํ•˜๋ฉด, ๊ทธ๋ฆผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ๋ผ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„ ์™ธ์—๋Š” ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ๋ฌผ์„ ๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ๋จธ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์‹ํ˜€์š”. 

15. If you werenโ€™t an artist, what would you be?

I would be a national park ranger or a farmer.

๊ตญ๋ฆฝ๊ณต์› ๊ด€๋ฆฌ์ž, ๋†๋ถ€, ๋˜๋Š” ์Šค๋‹˜์ด ๋˜์—ˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.