Instagram: @matssssalย 

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

Hi, Iโ€™m Matssssal, a Korean graphic designer, illustrator, and WEBTOON artist. Mainly doing 3D modeling and draw illustration and comics. I used to be a Webtoon artist.ย 

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”, ์ €๋Š” ๋งœ์‚ด (Matssssal)์ด๋ผ๋Š” ํ•„๋ช…์„ ์“ฐ๋Š”

ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ๊ทธ๋ž˜ํ”ฝ๋””์ž์ด๋„ˆ์ด์ž ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ, ์›นํˆฐ ์ž‘๊ฐ€์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค 

์ฃผ๋กœ 3D ๋ชจ๋ธ๋ง ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ด์…˜์ด๋‚˜ ๋งŒํ™”๋„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค 

์›๋ž˜๋Š” ์›นํˆฐ ์ž‘๊ฐ€๋กœ ํ™œ๋™์„ ํ–ˆ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค 

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I love the Japanese night view in the 80s and Shibuya music, City-pop music videos in that era, which are the main resources of my artworks.

With a bit of loneliness in the tangled, disarranged reality, I tried to focus to depict the subtle and odd mood. By depicting the bunny and pig illustrations moving slowly, I wanted my audiences to feel relaxed and laid back as well.

๋„ค์˜จ์‚ฌ์ธ์ด ๊ฐ€๋“ํ•œ 80๋…„๋Œ€ ์ผ๋ณธ์˜ ๋„์‹œ ์•ผ๊ฒฝ๊ณผ ๊ทธ๋•Œ ๋‹น์‹œ ์œ ํ–‰ํ–ˆ๋˜

์‹œ๋ถ€์•ผ๊ณ„์Œ์•…,์‹œํ‹ฐํŒ ๋ฎค์ง๋น„๋””์˜ค๋“ค์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ณ 

๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๊ฐ์„ฑ๋“ค์„ ์ œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์— ๋‹ด์œผ๋ ค๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

์“ธ์“ธํ•จ์ด ๋Š๊ปด์ง€๊ณ  ๋ณต์žกํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์–ด์ง€๋Ÿฝํ˜€์ ธ์žˆ๋Š” ํ˜„์‹ค์—์„œ

์•Œ๋ก๋‹ฌ๋กํ•œ ์ƒ‰๊ฐ๋“ค์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•ด ์˜ค๋ฌ˜ํ•œ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ ๋‚ด๋ ค๋Š”๋ฐ ์ง‘์ค‘ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

ํ† ๋ผ์™€ ๋ผ์ง€ ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ์˜ ๋™์ž‘๋„ ๋Š๋ฆฟ๋Š๋ฆฟํ•˜๊ฒŒ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•ด์„œ ๋ณด๋Š” ์ด๋“ค๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ

ํŽธ์•ˆํ•œ ๊ฐ์ •์„ ๋Š๋ผ๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I prefer 3D modeling works. The software I use is called MAYA.

Itโ€™s very enjoyable to see my own designed characters in my works as if they were actually alive and I own them. 

3D ๋ชจ๋ธ๋ง ์ž‘์—…์„ ์„ ํ˜ธํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ”„๋กœ๊ทธ๋žจ์€ MAYA๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ–๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด ํ•˜๋˜ ์†Œํ’ˆ๋“ค์„ ์ œ ๋Š๋‚Œ๋Œ€๋กœ ๋””์ž์ธํ•ด์„œ

์ž‘ํ’ˆ์— ๋„ฃ์œผ๋ฉด ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์„ ์‹ค์ œ๋กœ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ–๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์ด ๋“ค์–ด์„œ

์ž‘์—…ํ•  ๋•Œ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ์žฌ๋ฏธ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

4. What is your artistic process like?

When I have a certain image I want to illustrate in my mind, I sketch a rough storyboard, set an angle, and go straight to 3D works.

Even if the modeling design is the same, it can vary depending on which colors Iโ€™m using, so the color combination matters the most as I pay my attention to it the most. 

ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•ด ๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๊ฐ€ ์ƒ๊ธฐ๋ฉด ๊ฐ„๋‹จํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๊ตฌ๋„, ์†Œํ’ˆ๋“ค์˜ ๋ฐฐ์น˜๋ฅผ

์Šค์ผ€์น˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋ฐ”๋กœ 3D ์ž‘์—…์„ ์ง„ํ–‰ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

๊ฐ™์€ ๋ชจ๋ธ๋ง์ด๋”๋ผ๊ณ  ์กฐ๋ช…์ด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ฌผ๋“ค์˜ ์ƒ‰๊ฐ์— ๋”ฐ๋ผ

๋Š๋‚Œ์ด ํ™• ๋‹ฌ๋ผ์ง€๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ƒ‰ ์กฐํ•ฉ์„ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์‹ ๊ฒฝ ์”๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

As I mentioned before the most inspirational artworks are the 80-90s Japanese band music. I usually get inspired the music and lyrics of the bands I love such as Ginnan boys and

Shinsei Kamattechan which are my favorites. Especially the lyrics written by the singer of Ginnan Boys, Kazunobu Mineta influenced the most on my artworks.

I felt weirdly comforted by them as they sound like they are really mean to be like that. And the mood I can feel from the lyrics sounded very distorted but yet refreshing as well!

Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, and Shunzi Iwai are the film directors I get inspired on so many levels.

์•ž์„œ ๋งํ–ˆ๋“ฏ์ด 8-90๋…„๋Œ€ ์ผ๋ณธ์˜ ๋ฐด๋“œ ์Œ์•…์—์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋งŽ์ด ๋ฐ›์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

์ฃผ๋กœ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐด๋“œ๋“ค์˜ ์Œ์•…์„ ๋“ฃ๊ณ  ๊ฐ€์‚ฌ์—์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋งŽ์ด ๋ฐ›์•˜๋Š”๋ฐ

๊ฐ„๋‚œ ๋ณด์ด์ฆˆ์™€ ์‹ ์„ธ์ด์นด๋ง›ํ…Œ์งฑ ์ด ๋‘ ๋ฐด๋“œ๋ฅผ ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

ํŠนํžˆ ๊ธด๋‚œ๋ณด์ด์ฆˆ์˜ ๋ณด์ปฌ ๊ธฐ๋„ค ํƒ€ ์นด์ฆˆ ๋…ธ๋ถ€์˜ ๊ฐ€์‚ฌ๊ฐ€

์ œ ์ž‘์—…์— ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋งŽ์€ ์˜ํ–ฅ์„ ๋ผ์ณค์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

๋ญ”๊ฐ€ ์†Œ์™ธ๋œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๊ณ 

์œ„๋กœํ•˜๋Š” ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด ๋“ค์—ˆ๊ฑฐ๋“ ์š”. ๊ฐ€์‚ฌ์—์„œ ๋Š๊ปด์ง€๋Š” ์ง€์งˆํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ๋„ ๋ณ€ํƒœ์ ์ธ ๊ฐ์„ฑ์ด

๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ๋…ํŠนํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ ์„ ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค!

์˜ํ™”๊ฐ๋…์€ ํด ํ† ๋งˆ์Šค ์•ค๋”์Šจ, ์›จ์Šค ์•ค๋”์Šจ. ์ด์™€์ด ์ŠŒ์ง€๋กœ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ

๋งŽ์€ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋ฐ›๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

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

The medium where I can create what I dreamed of and wanted to describe.

I guess while making my artworks I came to be more direct and brave.

๊ทธ๋™์•ˆ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ฟˆ๊ฟ”์˜ค๋ฉด์„œ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์—ˆ๋˜ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ์ฐฝ์กฐํ•ด ๋‚ผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ข‹์€ ๋งค๊ฐœ.

๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ์ธ์ง€ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•œ ์ดํ›„๋ก  ๋” ์ž์‹ ๊ฐ ๋„˜์น˜๊ณ  ๊ฑฐ์นจ์—†๋Š” ์‚ถ์„ ์‚ด๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

7. Where did you study?

I studied visual design at an art school in South Korea but I learned 3D design after I graduate. I learned more at a 3D academy than the school.

ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ์‹œ๊ฐ๋””์ž์ธ์„ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ

3D๋ฅผ ๋ฐฐ์šฐ๊ฒŒ ๋œ ๊ฑด ์กธ์—…ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋‚˜์„œ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ๋ฐฐ์šด ๊ฒƒ๋ณด๋‹ค 3D ํ•™์›์„ ๊ฐ€์„œ ๋ฐฐ์šด ๊ฒŒ ๋” ๋งŽ์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I think I might be quite known for a 3D art designer either in Korea or in other countries. I am planning to broaden my path not only in 3D, but in the formative arts and media arts.

There are 3D animation teams like Sticky Monsters or Super Fiction in Korea, and I want to be like them working in the various fields.

5๋…„ ๋’ค์—๋Š” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ํ•œ๊ตญ์ด๋“  ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋‚˜๋ผ์—์„œ๋“  3D ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์œผ๋กœ์„œ

์–ด๋Š ์ •๋„ ์ด๋ฆ„์„ ๋‚ ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

3D ์ž‘์—…์ด ์•„๋‹Œ ์กฐํ˜• ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋‚˜ ๋ฏธ๋””์–ด ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๊นŒ์ง€ ์˜์—ญ์„ ๋„“ํ˜€๊ฐˆ ๊ณ„ํš์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„  ์Šคํ‹ฐํ‚ค๋ชฌ์Šคํ„ฐ์ฆˆ๋‚˜ ์Šˆํผํ”ฝ์…˜ ๊ฐ™์€ 3D ์• ๋‹ˆ๋ฉ”์ด์…˜ ํŒ€ ์ด ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ

์ €๋„ ๊ทธ๋ถ„๋“ค์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์˜์—ญ์—์„œ ํ™œ๋™์„ ํ•˜๋Š” ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

9. What about in ten?

I think I will work with 3D arts collaborating with music. I still got a lot I want to do cool stuff.

์ง€๊ธˆ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๊ณ„์† 3D ์ž‘์—…๊ณผ ์Œ์•…์„ ์ฝœ๋ผ๋ณด๋ ˆ์ด์…˜ ํ•˜๋Š” ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•  ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ 

์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ๊ฒŒ ๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ๋งŽ์•„์„œ ๊ณ„์† ๋ฉ‹์ง„ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๋ ค๊ณ  ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

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

I want to become a classic when it comes to 3D arts. 

Like Oasis and Blur in Brit-pop, I want to be the most important in this culture. I wish my bunny character could be developed and more well-known globally like Mickey Mouth or Kaws. 

3D ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋…ผํ•  ๋•Œ ๋น ์งˆ ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š” ์ž‘๊ฐ€ ์ค‘ ํ•œ ๋ช…์ด ๋˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

๋ธŒ๋ฆฟํŒ์œผ๋กœ ์น˜๋ฉด ์˜ค์•„์‹œ์Šค์™€ ๋ธ”๋Ÿฌ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ, ์ด ๋ฌธํ™”์—์„œ ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ์—ญํ• ์„ ํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ๋˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋งŒ๋“  ํ† ๋ผ ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ๋ฅผ ๋ฏธํ‚ค๋งˆ์šฐ์Šค๋‚˜ kaws์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์ „ ์„ธ๊ณ„์ ์œผ๋กœ ์œ ๋ช…ํ•œ ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ๋กœ ๋ฐœ์ „์‹œํ‚ค๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

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

Sushi , Pork , noodle

์ดˆ๋ฐฅ,๋ผ์ง€๊ณ ๊ธฐ,๋ฉด 

12. Favourite book?

The novels written by Hideo Okuda I spent my teenage life with.

๋‚˜์˜ ์ฒญ์†Œ๋…„๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๋ณด๋‚ธ ์˜ค์ฟ ๋‹ค ํžˆ๋ฐ์˜ค์˜ ์†Œ์„ค๋“ค

13. Favourite genre of music? 

I love rock band music. Punk, Alt-rock, Post-rock, and more… I love the music in the 80s and 90s.

I always play music while working on my artworks. I canโ€™t really list them all but here are my favorites.

Arcade Fire,ย  Blur, Car Seat Headrest, CHAI, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cloud Nothings,ย  Cornelius, The Cribs, Cut Copy, Dogleg, Eiichi Ohtaki, ELLEGARDEN, Fang Island, Fishmans. Flaming Lips, Flipper’s Guitar, Girlpool, GOING STEADY, JITTERIN’ JINN, Kinoko Teikoku, My Bloody Valentine, Neutral Milk Hotel, never young beach, New Order, NUMBER GIRL, Oasis, oso oso, Pavement, Pixies, POLYSICS, Radiohead. Radwimps, Ride, Sadistic Mika Band, Sano Motoharu, Shugo Tokumaru, Smith Westerns, Spitz, The Strokes, Supercar, Superorganism, Surfer Blood, Talking Heads, Teenage Fanclub, THE BLUE HEARTS, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant,ย  U & Me Blue. The Clash. The Libertines, Weezer, Wilco, Youth Lagoon, Yuck, ้Š€ๆBOYZ, ็ฅž่–ใ‹ใพใฃใฆใกใ‚ƒใ‚“,๊ฒ€์ •์น˜๋งˆ, ์–ธ๋‹ˆ๋„ค์ด๋ฐœ๊ด€, ์ดˆ๋ก๋ถˆ๊ฝƒ์†Œ๋…„๋‹จ, ํฌ๋ผ์ž‰๋„›

์ฃผ๋กœ ์‹ ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฐด๋“œ ์Œ์•…์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

ํŽ‘ํฌ, ์–ผํ„ฐ๋„ˆํ‹ฐ๋ธŒ ๋ฝ, ํฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ก ๋“ฑ๋“ฑ

8-90๋…„๋Œ€ ์Œ์•…์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”

ํ•˜๋ฃจ ์ข…์ผ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜๋Š” ๋‚ด๋‚ด ์Œ์•…์„ ํ‹€๋‹ค ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐด๋“œ๋“ค์ด ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋งŽ๋„ค์š”

14. What are your hobbies? 

I play my guitar with the music by my favorite bands played. Of course, I love going to concerts.

์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐด๋“œ์˜ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ํ‹€์–ด๋†“๊ณ  ๊ธฐํƒ€ ์—ฐ์ฃผ๋ฅผ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

๊ณต์—ฐ ๋ณด๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”

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

I might have become a musician I think.

์•„๋งˆ ๋ฎค์ง€์…˜์ด ๋˜์—ˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค