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

Hello, Iโ€™m Min Joo Park (mimong). Iโ€™m from South Korea and majored in industrial design. Now Iโ€™m illustrator and designer as a freelancer.

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”, ์ €๋Š” ๋ฐ•๋ฏผ์ฃผ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆด ๋•Œ๋Š” mimong์ด๋ผ๋Š” ์ด๋ฆ„์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•ด์š”. ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚˜ ์ž๋ž๊ณ , ๋Œ€ํ•™์—์„œ๋Š” ์‚ฐ์—…๋””์ž์ธ์„ ์ „๊ณตํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ˜„์žฌ๋Š” ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ Œ์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ, ๋””์ž์ด๋„ˆ๋กœ ํ™œ๋™ ์ค‘์ด์—์š”.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I prefer drawing pictures of daily life or fantasy moments. I try to express something simple and beautiful.

์ผ์ƒ ๋˜๋Š” ๋จธ๋ฆฌ ์† ๊ณต์ƒ์˜ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‹จ์ˆœํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ๊ฒƒ์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•ด์š”.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I prefer digital work. I like the textures and effects of digital work. Unlike hand-working tasks, it also makes color, size and location easy during the job.

์ €๋Š” ์ฃผ๋กœ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•ด์š”. ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ์ž‘์—… ํŠน์œ ์˜ ์งˆ๊ฐ๊ณผ ํšจ๊ณผ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ณ , ์ˆ˜์ž‘์—…๊ณผ๋Š” ๋‹ค๋ฅด๊ฒŒ ์ž‘์—… ๋„์ค‘ ์ƒ‰์ด๋‚˜, ํฌ๊ธฐ, ์œ„์น˜์˜ ๋ณ€ํ˜•์ด ์ˆ˜์›”ํ•˜๋‹ค๋Š” ์žฅ์ ์ด ์žˆ๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด์ฃ .

4. What is your artistic process like?

I usually carry small notes and sketch with a pen or pencil. And I work digitally on my sketch. When I work on it, I focus on the harmony of colors, the simplification of what I want to express.

ํ‰์†Œ ์ž‘์€ ๋…ธํŠธ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋ฉฐ, ๋ถ“ํŽœ์ด๋‚˜ ์—ฐํ•„๋กœ ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ฅผ ํ•ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๊ทธ ์ค‘ ๋ง˜์— ๋“œ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ๋กœ ์ž‘์—…ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•  ๋•Œ๋Š” ์ƒ‰์˜ ์กฐํ™”, ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๊ณ ์ž ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์˜ ๋‹จ์ˆœํ™”์— ์ง‘์ค‘ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I usually get inspiration from my daily life. I like to remember various things in my head, such as feelings and impressive scenery and to express them later in painting.

์ €๋Š” ์ฃผ๋กœ ์ผ์ƒ์—์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์–ป์–ด์š”. ์ผ์ƒ์—์„œ ๋Š๊ผˆ๋˜ ๊ฐ์ •, ์ธ์ƒ๊นŠ์—ˆ๋˜ ํ’๊ฒฝ ๋“ฑ ๋จธ๋ฆฟ์†์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ๊ธฐ์–ตํ•ด๋‘์—ˆ๋‹ค๊ฐ€, ๋‚˜์ค‘์— ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

Art makes my life much easier. It gives me the power to focus on the moment slowly.ย For example, it makes me feel happy with the cold air when I leave home in the morning, the scenery around me, the busy pace of people.

์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์ œ ์‚ถ์„ ์—ฌ์œ ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ํ•ด์š”. ์ˆœ๊ฐ„ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์„ ์ฒœ์ฒœํžˆ ์ง‘์ค‘ํ•˜์—ฌ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ํ•ด์ค˜์š”.ย ์˜ˆ๋ฅผ ๋“ค๋ฉด, ์•„์นจ์— ์ง‘์„ ๋‚˜์„ค ๋•Œ ์ฐฌ ๊ณต๊ธฐ์™€ ๊ทธ๋ฅผ ๋‘˜๋Ÿฌ์‹ผ ํ’๊ฒฝ, ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์˜ ๋ถ„์ฃผํ•œ ๋ฐœ๊ฑธ์Œ ๋“ฑ์˜ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ์— ํ–‰๋ณต์„ ๋Š๋‚„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ค๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


7. Where did you study?

I majored in industrial design in college. After graduation, I used to work in industrial design but now Iโ€™m getting a masters in illustration at the school of design.ย I’m interested in picture books as well as illustrations. Learning is always fun.

์ €๋Š” ๋Œ€ํ•™์—์„œ ์‚ฐ์—…๋””์ž์ธ์„ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์กธ์—… ํ›„, ์‚ฐ์—… ๋””์ž์ธ ๋ถ„์•ผ์—์„œ ์ผ์„ ํ•˜๋‹ค๊ฐ€, ํ˜„์žฌ๋Š” ๋Œ€ํ•™์›์—์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ด์…˜์„ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ด์…˜ ๋ฟ๋งŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…๋„ ๊ด€์‹ฌ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ฐฐ์šฐ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ํ•ญ์ƒ ์žฌ๋ฏธ์žˆ์–ด์š”.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Obviously, I’ll still be working on painting in five years. And I want to have a brand of goods, a variety of my drawings.

5๋…„ํ›„์—๋„ ๊ณ„์† ๊ทธ๋ฆผ๊ณผ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์ผ์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ์ด๋ฃจ์–ด์ง„ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ฌธ๊ตฌ, ๊ตฟ์ฆˆ ๋ธŒ๋žœ๋“œ๋ฅผ ์šด์˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ”๋ž๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

9. What about in ten?

As I tell you before, Iโ€™d like to tell a good story to many people through my brand and picture books. Brand will be more public, and picture books will be a personal project with my personal ideas.

10๋…„ ํ›„์—๋Š”, ์œ„์— ์–ธ๊ธ‰ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๋ธŒ๋žœ๋“œ์™€ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ๋งŽ์€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ์ข‹์€ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์ „๋‹ฌ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ”๋ž๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ธŒ๋žœ๋“œ๋Š” ์ข€ ๋” ๊ณต์ ์œผ๋กœ, ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…์€ ์ œ ๊ฐœ์ธ์ ์ธ ์ƒ๊ฐ์„ ํ’€ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฐœ์ธ์ ์ธ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ๋กœ ์ง„ํ–‰ ๋  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

I strongly hope my work will be used many different places. I want my work to exist even in the small space in people’s lives.ย And I want to give people happiness through my work.

์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ด ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ณณ์— ํ™œ์šฉ๋˜์—ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”. ์ผ์ƒ ์† ์‚ฌ์†Œํ•œ ๊ณต๊ฐ„๊นŒ์ง€ ์ œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด ์กด์žฌํ•˜๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ”๋ผ์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด์„œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ํ–‰๋ณต์„ ์ฃผ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


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

I like spicy tteokbokki, chocolate cake and coffee.

๋งค์šด ๋–ก๋ณถ์ด, ์ดˆ์ฝœ๋ฆฟ ์ผ€์ดํฌ, ์ปคํ”ผ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

12. Favourite book?

My favorite author, books, always changing. One of the most impressive books I read recently were ‘ Summer Outside ‘ and ‘ Each fight makes me invisibleโ€™.

๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ž‘๊ฐ€, ์ฑ…์€ ํ•ญ์ƒ ๋ฐ”๋€Œ์–ด์š”. ์ตœ๊ทผ ์ฝ์—ˆ๋˜ ์ฑ… ์ค‘ ์ธ์ƒ๊นŠ์—ˆ๋˜ ์ฑ…์€ โ€˜๋ฐ”๊นฅ์€ ์—ฌ๋ฆ„โ€™, โ€˜์‹ธ์šธ๋•Œ๋งˆ๋‹ค ํˆฌ๋ช…ํ•ด์ง„๋‹คโ€™์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

13. Favourite genre of music?

My favorite genres are jazz, Electronica, and folk-rock. Recently, I enjoy listening to the songs of honne, king of convenience.

์žฌ์ฆˆ, ์ผ๋ ‰ํŠธ๋กœ๋‹ˆ์นด, ํฌํฌ๋ฝ๋“ฑ์˜ ์žฅ๋ฅด๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ตœ๊ทผ์—๋Š” honne, king of convenience์˜ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ๋ฌดํ•œ๋ฐ˜๋ณต ์ค‘์ด์—์š”.

14. What are your hobbies?

My hobbies are swimming, reading books and taking a walk with my pet dog, Mongsili.

์ƒˆ๋ฒฝ ์ˆ˜์˜, ์ฑ… ์ฝ๊ธฐ, ๋ฐ˜๋ ค ๊ฒฌ ๋ชฝ์‹ค์ด์™€์˜ ์ €๋… ์‚ฐ์ฑ…์ด ์ทจ๋ฏธ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

I think I will be working on art anyway. Writing or do something that helps artists, whatever ๐Ÿ™‚

๊ธ€์„ ์“ฐ๊ฑฐ๋‚˜, ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ฐ€๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ๋„์›€์„ ์ฃผ๋Š” ์ผ์„ ํ•  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ์–ด๋–ค ๋ฐฉ์‹์ด๋˜์ง€ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ณผ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์ผ์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.