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

Hi, I’m La Aeng. I live and work in Cheongju, South Korea. I studied interior architecture and taught students as a lecturer in university. After I quit my job, I started drawing from four and a half years ago.

1. λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 이야기λ₯Ό λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”. μ–΄λ””μ„œ μ™”λ‚˜μš”?
μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”. μ €λŠ” λΌμ•΅μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.
μ €λŠ” λŒ€ν•œλ―Όκ΅­ μ²­μ£Όμ—μ„œ μ‚΄κ³  μž‘μ—…ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €λŠ” 싀내건좕을 κ³΅λΆ€ν–ˆκ³  λŒ€ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ λŒ€ν•™κ°•μ‚¬λ‘œ 학생듀을 κ°€λ₯΄μ³€μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 일을 κ·Έλ§Œλ‘” ν›„, 4λ…„ 반 μ „λΆ€ν„° 그림을 그리기 μ‹œμž‘ν•˜μ˜€μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I draw the city where I live now. I like to draw the disappearing urban landscape with traces of time. I also like everyday life drawing. These days, I’m try to express a more complex and large scale urban landscape.

2. λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 미학에 λŒ€ν•΄ λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”.
μ €λŠ” μ§€κΈˆ μ‚΄κ³  μžˆλŠ” λ„μ‹œλ₯Ό κ·Έλ¦½λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €λŠ” μ‹œκ°„μ˜ 흔적과 ν•¨κ»˜ 사라져 κ°€λŠ” λ„μ‹œν’κ²½μ„ κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ˜ν•œ 일상 λ“œλ‘œμž‰λ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μš”μ¦˜μ€ 더 λ³΅μž‘ν•˜κ³  λŒ€κ·œλͺ¨ λ„μ‹œν’κ²½μ„ ν‘œν˜„ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄ μ‹œλ„ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I like to work mainly with a pen and watercolors. And instead of using a pen, I also like to draw with a dry twig and chinese ink. Because I walk around the city and often draw a picture, I like to use a pen and watercolors that are easy to carry, simple and easy to express.

3. 당신이 κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μž‘μ—… νˆ΄μ€ λ¬΄μ—‡μΈκ°€μš”? μ΄μœ λŠ”μš”?
μ €λŠ” 주둜 펜과 μˆ˜μ±„λ¬Όκ°μœΌλ‘œ μž‘μ—…ν•˜λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 펜 λŒ€μ‹  마λ₯Έλ‚˜λ¬΄κ°€μ§€μ™€ 먹물둜 λ“œλ‘œμž‰ ν•˜λŠ” 것도 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ„μ‹œλ₯Ό κ±Έμ–΄ λ‹€λ‹ˆλ©΄μ„œ λ“œλ‘œμž‰μ„ 자주 ν•˜κΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμ—, νœ΄λŒ€ν•˜κΈ° μ’‹κ³  κ°„λ‹¨ν•˜κ³  μ†μ‰½κ²Œ ν‘œν˜„ν•  수 μžˆλŠ” 펜과 μˆ˜μ±„λ¬Όκ°μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

On walking alleys and streets in the city, if I have inspiring landscape, I stop walking, and I draw a picture on the spot. Or I take pictures and work in the studio. I like to express my momentary feelings with feeling various emotions and senses at the spot.

4. λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 예술적 μ°½μž‘ 과정은 μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ λ˜λ‚˜μš”?
λ„μ‹œ 속 골λͺ©, 길거리λ₯Ό κ±Έμ–΄ λ‹€λ‹ˆλ‹€, λ§ˆμŒμ— λŒλ¦¬λŠ” λ„μ‹œν’κ²½μ„ λ§Œλ‚˜λ©΄ λ©ˆμΆ°μ„œ 그림을 κ·Έλ¦½λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ˜λŠ” 사진을 μ°μ–΄μ„œ μž‘μ—…μ‹€μ—μ„œ μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•˜κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν˜„μž₯μ—μ„œμ˜ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 감정과 감각듀을 느끼며 μˆœκ°„μ μΈ λŠλ‚Œμ„ ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Houses and alleys with traces of time and disappearing, the landscapes of the city where people live, people who live in the city, my hometown, travel, my day to day life, a lot of artists, everything gives me inspiration.

5. μ–΄λ–€ 것듀이 λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ μž‘μ—…μ— μ˜κ°μ„ μ£Όλ‚˜μš”?
μ‹œκ°„μ˜ 흔적이 λ¬»μ–΄λ‚˜κ³  μ‚¬λΌμ Έκ°€λŠ” 집듀과 골λͺ©λ“€, μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ μ‚¬λŠ” λ„μ‹œμ˜ 풍경, λ„μ‹œμ— μ‚΄κ³  μžˆλŠ” μ‚¬λžŒλ“€, λ‚˜μ˜ κ³ ν–₯, λ‚˜μ˜ 일상적인 μ‚Ά, μ—¬ν–‰, λͺ¨λ“  μ˜ˆμˆ κ°€λ“€, λͺ¨λ“  것듀이 λ‚˜μ—κ²Œ μ˜κ°μ„ μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

Through the art, I find myself and meet myself. And it gives me to feel what confidence in life and what little happiness. I’ve change a little bit about the way me view the world, more positively. Art helps to meet me and the world.

6. μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ μ‚Άμ—μ„œ μ–΄λ–€ 역할을 ν•˜λ‚˜μš”? 그리고 당신이 세상을 λ³΄λŠ” 관점에 μ–΄λ–€ λ³€ν™”λ₯Ό μ£Όλ‚˜μš”?
그림을 톡해, λ‚˜ μžμ‹ μ„ λ°œκ²¬ν•˜κ³  λ‚˜μ™€ λ§Œλ‚©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 μ‚Άμ˜ μžμ‹ κ°κ³Ό μ†Œμ†Œν•œ 행볡이 무엇인지λ₯Ό 느끼게 ν•΄μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€. 세상을 λ°”λΌλ³΄λŠ” 관점이 쑰금 λ‹¬λΌμ‘ŒμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ’€ 더 κΈμ •μ μœΌλ‘œμš”. μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ 세상과 λ‚˜λ₯Ό λ§Œλ‚˜κ²Œ ν•΄μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€.


7. Where did you study?

I studied interior architecture at Seowon university and the graduate school of Hongik university, South Korea.

7. μ–΄λ””μ„œ κ³΅λΆ€ν–ˆλ‚˜μš”?
μ €λŠ” ν•œκ΅­μ— μžˆλŠ” μ„œμ›λŒ€ν•™κ΅μ™€ ν™μ΅λŒ€ν•™κ΅ μ‚°μ—…λŒ€ν•™μ›μ—μ„œ 싀내건좕을 κ³΅λΆ€ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

Like now, I will continue to draw a picture and to exhibit. And perhaps I will write because I want to write a drawing book. And I will travel around the world by holding a sketchbook and draw a picture and write.

8. 5λ…„ 후에 당신은 μ–΄λ–€ λͺ¨μŠ΅μΌκ±°λΌ μƒκ°ν•˜λ‚˜μš”? μ—μ΄μ „μ‹œμ—μ„œ μΌν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„κΉŒμš”?
μ§€κΈˆμ²˜λŸΌ, 그림을 계속 그리고 μ „μ‹œλ₯Ό ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„ κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 μ•„λ§ˆ λ“œλ‘œμž‰ 책을 μ“°κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄ 글을 μ“°κ³  μžˆμ„ κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜λΆμ„ λ“€κ³  세계 λ„μ‹œ 이곳저곳을 μ—¬ν–‰ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ 그림을 그리고 글을 μ“°κ³  μžˆμ„ κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

9. What about in ten?

Ten years will be the same.

9. 10λ…„ ν›„μ—λŠ”μš”?
10λ…„ 후에도 같을 κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

I want to travel around the world, draw a picture, communicate with people. And I want to create a life to feel small happiness and to draw happily.

10. λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 예술둜 무엇을 μ„±μ·¨ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άμ€κ°€μš”?
μ„Έκ³„λ„μ‹œ 이곳저곳을 μ—¬ν–‰ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ 그림을 그리고 μ‚¬λžŒλ“€κ³Ό μ†Œν†΅μ„ ν•˜λŠ” κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 μ†Œμ†Œν•œ 행볡을 λŠλΌλŠ” μ‚Ά, 즐겁게 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” 삢을 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄ κ°€λŠ” κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.


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

Of course I like the korean foods. But as I grow older, I think my favorite food is changing. So it’s really hard for me to pick one.

11. 자, μš°λ¦¬μ—κ²Œ λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 인간적인 뢀뢄을 쑰금 λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”. 당신이 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μŒμ‹μ€ λ¬΄μ—‡μΈκ°€μš”?
λ¬Όλ‘  ν•œκ΅­μŒμ‹μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ λ‚˜μ΄κ°€ λ“€λ©΄μ„œ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μŒμ‹μ΄ λ°”λ€ŒλŠ” 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ ν•˜λ‚˜λ§Œ λ”± μ§‘μ–΄μ„œ λ§ν•˜κΈ°κ°€ νž˜λ“­λ‹ˆλ‹€.

12. Favourite book?

I like travel essay books. I like books that contain the author’s experiences and thoughts. my favorite book is an architect and travel writer Oh Youngwook’s ‘ Ohgisa, leave to Barcelona for happiness’. After reading this book, I began drawing.

12. 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μ±…μ€μš”?
μ €λŠ” 여행에세이 책을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μž‘κ°€μ˜ κ²½ν—˜λ“€κ³Ό 생각듀이 λ…Ήμ•„μžˆλŠ” 책듀을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 건좕가이며 μ—¬ν–‰ μž‘κ°€μΈ 였영욱의 β€˜μ˜€κΈ°μ‚¬, 행볡을 μ°Ύμ•„ λ°”λ₯΄μ…€λ‘œλ‚˜λ‘œ λ– λ‚˜λ‹€β€™λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 이 책을 읽고 그림을 그리게 λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I like acoustic music, crossover music, soft and calm music without lyrics. I love The Piano Guys and Daniela Andrade.

13. 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μŒμ•…μž₯λ₯΄λŠ”?
μ–΄μΏ μŠ€ν‹±, ν¬λ‘œμŠ€μ˜€λ²„, 가사 μ—†λŠ” μž”μž”ν•œ μŒμ•…μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν”Όμ•„λ…Έ κ°€μ΄μ¦ˆμ™€ λ‹€λ‹ˆμ—˜λΌ μ•ˆλ“œλ ˆμ΄λ“œ κ°€μˆ˜λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

14. What are your hobbies?

I read books or listen to music or I walk with feeling the changes of the seasons.

14. μ·¨λ―ΈλŠ” λ¬΄μ—‡μ΄μ—μš”?
책을 λ³΄κ±°λ‚˜ μŒμ•…μ„ λ“£κ±°λ‚˜ κ³„μ ˆμ˜ λ³€ν™”λ₯Ό 느끼며 κ±·μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

Well, maybe I would have been living a very monotonous life without changing my life. So I would be looking for a creative something.

15. λ§Œμ•½ 당신이 μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈκ°€ μ•„λ‹ˆμ—ˆλ‹€λ©΄ μ–΄λ–€ 일을 ν–ˆμ„κΉŒμš”?
κΈ€μŽ„μš”, μ•„λ§ˆ μΈμƒμ˜ λ³€ν™” 없이 맀우 λ‹¨μ‘°λ‘œμš΄ 삢을 μ‚΄κ³  μžˆμ„ 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ 창쑰적인 것을 μ°Ύμ•„ 헀맀고 μžˆμ„ 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.