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

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

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”, μ €λŠ” λ°•λ―Όμ£Όμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그림을 그릴 λ•ŒλŠ” mimongμ΄λΌλŠ” 이름을 μ‚¬μš©ν•΄μš”. ν•œκ΅­μ—μ„œ νƒœμ–΄λ‚˜ 자랐고, λŒ€ν•™μ—μ„œλŠ” μ‚°μ—…λ””μžμΈμ„ μ „κ³΅ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν˜„μž¬λŠ” ν”„λ¦¬λ Œμ„œ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°, λ””μžμ΄λ„ˆλ‘œ ν™œλ™ μ€‘μ΄μ—μš”.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

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

일상 λ˜λŠ” 머리 속 κ³΅μƒμ˜ μˆœκ°„μ„ ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‹¨μˆœν•˜λ©° μ•„λ¦„λ‹€μš΄ 것을 ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λ €κ³  λ…Έλ ₯ν•΄μš”.

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.

μ €λŠ” 주둜 λ””μ§€ν„Έμž‘μ—…μ„ ν•΄μš”. 디지털 μž‘μ—… 특유의 질감과 효과λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³ , μˆ˜μž‘μ—…κ³ΌλŠ” λ‹€λ₯΄κ²Œ μž‘μ—… 도쀑 μƒ‰μ΄λ‚˜, 크기, μœ„μΉ˜μ˜ λ³€ν˜•μ΄ μˆ˜μ›”ν•˜λ‹€λŠ” μž₯점이 있기 λ•Œλ¬Έμ΄μ£ .

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.

ν‰μ†Œ μž‘μ€ λ…ΈνŠΈλ₯Ό 가지고 λ‹€λ‹ˆλ©°, λΆ“νŽœμ΄λ‚˜ μ—°ν•„λ‘œ μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜λ₯Ό ν•΄μš”. 그리고 κ·Έ 쀑 λ§˜μ— λ“œλŠ” 것을 λ””μ§€ν„Έλ‘œ μž‘μ—…ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.Β μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•  λ•ŒλŠ” μƒ‰μ˜ μ‘°ν™”, ν‘œν˜„ν•˜κ³ μž ν•˜λŠ” κ²ƒμ˜ λ‹¨μˆœν™”μ— μ§‘μ€‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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.

μ €λŠ” 주둜 μΌμƒμ—μ„œ μ˜κ°μ„ μ–»μ–΄μš”. μΌμƒμ—μ„œ 느꼈던 감정, μΈμƒκΉŠμ—ˆλ˜ 풍경 λ“± 머릿속에 μžˆλŠ” λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 것듀을 κΈ°μ–΅ν•΄λ‘μ—ˆλ‹€κ°€, λ‚˜μ€‘μ— 그림을 톡해 ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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.Β 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.

μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ 제 삢을 μ—¬μœ λ‘­κ²Œ ν•΄μš”. μˆœκ°„ μˆœκ°„μ„ 천천히 μ§‘μ€‘ν•˜μ—¬ 바라볼 수 있게 ν•΄μ€˜μš”. 예λ₯Ό λ“€λ©΄, 아침에 집을 λ‚˜μ„€ λ•Œ μ°¬ 곡기와 κ·Έλ₯Ό λ‘˜λŸ¬μ‹Ό 풍경, μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ˜ λΆ„μ£Όν•œ 발걸음 λ“±μ˜ λΆ„μœ„κΈ°μ— 행볡을 λŠλ‚„ 수 있게 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€.


7. Where did you study?

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

μ €λŠ” λŒ€ν•™μ—μ„œ μ‚°μ—…λ””μžμΈμ„ κ³΅λΆ€ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ‘Έμ—… ν›„, μ‚°μ—… λ””μžμΈ λΆ„μ•Όμ—μ„œ 일을 ν•˜λ‹€κ°€, ν˜„μž¬λŠ” λŒ€ν•™μ›μ—μ„œ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄μ…˜μ„ κ³΅λΆ€ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄μ…˜ 뿐만 μ•„λ‹ˆλΌ 그림책도 κ΄€μ‹¬μžˆκ²Œ κ³΅λΆ€ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ°°μš°λŠ” 것은 항상 μž¬λ―Έμžˆμ–΄μš”.

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.

5년후에도 계속 κ·Έλ¦Όκ³Ό κ΄€λ ¨λœ 일을 ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„ 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 제 그림으둜 이루어진 λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 문ꡬ, ꡿즈 λΈŒλžœλ“œλ₯Ό μš΄μ˜ν•˜κ³  있기λ₯Ό λ°”λžλ‹ˆλ‹€.

9. What about in ten?

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

10λ…„ ν›„μ—λŠ”, μœ„μ— μ–ΈκΈ‰ν–ˆλ˜ λΈŒλžœλ“œμ™€ 그림책을 톡해 λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ—κ²Œ 쒋은 이야기λ₯Ό 전달 ν•  수 있기λ₯Ό λ°”λžλ‹ˆλ‹€. λΈŒλžœλ“œλŠ” μ’€ 더 곡적으둜, 그림책은 제 개인적인 생각을 ν’€ 수 μžˆλŠ” 개인적인 ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλ‘œ 진행 될 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

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

제 그림이 λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 곳에 ν™œμš©λ˜μ—ˆμœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”. 일상 속 μ‚¬μ†Œν•œ κ³΅κ°„κΉŒμ§€ 제 μž‘ν’ˆμ΄ μ‘΄μž¬ν•˜κΈ°λ₯Ό λ°”λΌμš”. 그리고 제 μž‘ν’ˆμ„ ν†΅ν•΄μ„œ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ—κ²Œ 행볡을 μ£Όκ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


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.

맀운 떑볢이, 초콜릿 케이크, 컀피λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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 invisible’.

κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μž‘κ°€, 책은 항상 λ°”λ€Œμ–΄μš”. 졜근 μ½μ—ˆλ˜ μ±… 쀑 μΈμƒκΉŠμ—ˆλ˜ 책은 β€˜λ°”κΉ₯은 여름’, β€˜μ‹ΈμšΈλ•Œλ§ˆλ‹€ 투λͺ…ν•΄μ§„λ‹€β€™μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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.

재즈, μΌλ ‰νŠΈλ‘œλ‹ˆμΉ΄, ν¬ν¬λ½λ“±μ˜ μž₯λ₯΄λ₯Ό κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ΅œκ·Όμ—λŠ” honne, king of convenience의 λ…Έλž˜λ₯Ό λ¬΄ν•œλ°˜λ³΅ μ€‘μ΄μ—μš”.

14. What are your hobbies?

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

μƒˆλ²½ 수영, μ±… 읽기, 반렀 견 λͺ½μ‹€μ΄μ™€μ˜ 저녁 산책이 μ·¨λ―Έμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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 πŸ™‚

글을 μ“°κ±°λ‚˜, μ˜ˆμˆ κ°€λ“€μ—κ²Œ 도움을 μ£ΌλŠ” 일을 ν•  것 κ°™μ•„μš”. μ–΄λ–€ λ°©μ‹μ΄λ˜μ§€ 예술과 κ΄€λ ¨λœ 일을 ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”.