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

Hello. I am Kim Yejin. The artist name is Nichi. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and I am still living in Seoul, working hard at drawing.

1. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. ์–ด๋””์„œ ์™”๋‚˜์š”?
์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”. ๊น€์˜ˆ์ง„์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ž‘๊ฐ€๋ช…์€ ๋‹ˆ์ฐŒ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €๋Š” ๋Œ€ํ•œ๋ฏผ๊ตญ ์„œ์šธ์—์„œ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚˜ ์ง€๊ธˆ๊นŒ์ง€๋„ ์„œ์šธ์— ๊ฑฐ์ฃผํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ, ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I draw a small stories that happens in my daily life. A work is completed by adding moments of everyday life and small imaginations. I like colorful colors and am fond of cute illustrations.

2. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ๋ฏธํ•™์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.
์ €๋Š” ์ผ์ƒ ์†์—์„œ ์ผ์–ด๋‚˜๋Š” ์†Œ์†Œํ•œ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ ค์š”. ์ผ์ƒ ๊ณผ ์ž‘์€ ์ƒ์ƒ์ด ๋”ํ•ด์ ธ, ํ•˜๋‚˜์˜ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด ์™„์„ฑ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌํ’€ํ•œ ์ƒ‰๊ฐ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ณ , ์•„๊ธฐ์ž๊ธฐํ•œ ๋ฌ˜์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I mainly use Tablet and Photoshop. I prefer digital work in most cases, so I usually use Photoshop. It is a very handy program, you can easily get to know it!

3. ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ง์—… ํˆด์€ ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ๊ฐ€์š”? ์ด์œ ๋Š”์š”?
์ €๋Š” ์ฃผ๋กœ ํ…Œ๋ธ”๋ฆฟ๊ณผ ํฌํ† ์ƒต์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ์ž‘์—…์„ ์„ ํ˜ธํ•˜๋‹ค๋ณด๋‹ˆ ํฌํ† ์ƒต์„ ์ด์šฉํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•„์ฃผ ํŽธ๋ฆฌํ•œ ํ”„๋กœ๊ทธ๋žจ์ด๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์†์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์ ‘ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์š”!

4. What is your artistic process like?

I set a topic from the beginning and then draw a picture. I give shape to it by drawing a picture of the image (the image when finished) that comes to my mind when I look around surroundings.

4.๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์  ์ฐฝ์ž‘๊ณผ์ •์€ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋‚˜์š”?
์ €๋Š” ์ฒ˜์Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ฃผ์ œ๋ฅผ ์ •ํ•œ๋‹ค์Œ, ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ฃผ๋ณ€์„ ๋‘˜๋Ÿฌ๋ณด๊ณ  ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋Š” ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋“ค(์™„์„ฑํ–ˆ์„ ๋•Œ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€)์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ ค ๊ตฌ์ฒดํ™”๋ฅผ ์‹œํ‚ต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

A great inspiration to me is would be going on a trip. All of seeing, eating new things through travelling becomes a fresh experience. I get inspired from the experience. I always take lots of pictures whenever I travel. Then, I come back home and remember the unforgettable moments through the pictures.

5. ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ง์—…์— ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์ฃผ๋‚˜์š”?
์ €์—๊ฒŒ ํฐ ์˜๊ฐ์€ ์—ฌํ–‰์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์—ฌํ–‰์„ ํ†ตํ•ด์„œ, ๋ณด๋Š”๊ฒƒ, ๋จน๋Š”๊ฒƒ, ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด๊ฒƒ, ์ด ์ „๋ถ€๊ฐ€ ์‹ ์„ ํ•œ ๊ฒฝํ—˜์ด ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.์ด ๊ฒฝํ—˜์„ ๋ฐ”ํƒ•์œผ๋กœ, ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์–ป์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•ญ์ƒ ์—ฌํ–‰์„ ๊ฐ€๋ฉด, ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ๋งŽ์ด ์ฐ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณค, ์ง‘์— ๋Œ์•„์™€์„œ ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ํ†ตํ•ด, ๊ทธ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์„ ๊ธฐ์–ตํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

I recently feltย that art occupies a larger part of our lives more than we think. The emotions of art seem to make me have a different view of the world I see. I am a person who draws a picture but I get a lot of comfort from the picture.

6. ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์‚ถ์—์„œ ์–ด๋–ค ์—ญํ• ์„ ํ•˜๋‚˜์š”? ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ด€์ ์— ์–ด๋–ค ๋ณ€ํ™”๋ฅผ ์ฃผ๋‚˜์š”?
์ €๋Š” ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์‚ถ์—์„œ ์ƒ๊ฐ๋ณด๋‹ค ํฐ ๋น„์ค‘์„ ์ฐจ์ง€ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์š”์ฆ˜ ๋งŽ์ด ๋Š๋‚๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ด ์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ฐ์ •๋“ค์ด ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๋Š” ์„ธ์ƒ๋„ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‹œ๊ฐ์œผ๋กœ ๋ณด์ด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด์ง€๋งŒ, ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ๋งŽ์€ ์œ„๋กœ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ›์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


7. Where did you study?

I was very fond of drawing a picture since I was a kid and I graduated from a normal high school. However, I went to the art college and graduated from the Department of Western Painting.

7. ์–ด๋””์„œ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ–ˆ๋‚˜์š”?
์–ด๋ ธ์„ ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์ข‹์•„ํ–ˆ๊ณ , ํ‰๋ฒ”ํ•œ ๊ณ ๋“ฑํ•™๊ต๋ฅผ ์กธ์—…ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต๋Š”, ๋ฏธ์ˆ ๋Œ€ํ•™์„ ์ง„ํ•™์„ ํ–ˆ๊ณ , ์„œ์–‘ํ™”๊ณผ๋ฅผ ์ „๊ณต์œผ๋กœ ์กธ์—…ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

After five years, I think that I am probably going to make a picture book while operating a private educational institute. It is also my dream to publish a picture book.

8. 5๋…„ ํ›„์— ๋‹น์‹ ์€ ์–ด๋–ค ๋ชจ์Šต์ผ๊ฑฐ๋ผ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋‚˜์š”? ์—์ด์ „์‹œ์—์„œ ์ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„๊นŒ์š”?
5๋…„ ํ›„์—๋Š” ์•„๋งˆ๋„ ํ•™์›์„ ์šด์˜ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…์„ ์ถœํŒ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒŒ ๊ฟˆ์ด๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

9. What about in ten?

Ten years later, I think that I will be on my way to take a trip, drawing a picture book. Of course, it is important to make money while working but the most important thing is life. I would like to take a lot of pictures while traveling.

9. 10๋…„ ํ›„์—๋Š”์š”?
10๋…„ ํ›„์—๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋ฉฐ ์—ฌํ–‰์„ ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”!๋ฌผ๋ก  ์ผํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ๋ˆ ๋ฒ„๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๋„ ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ฌด์—‡๋ณด๋‹ค ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ๊ฑด ์ธ์ƒ์ด๋‹ˆ๊นŒ์š”!. ์—ฌํ–‰์„ ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋ฉด์„œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋งŽ์ด ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.

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

I used to feel a sense of accomplishment when I look at the outcome of the painting. But most of all, it is my happiest time when I draw a picture! If I diligently draw a picture while enjoying it, I believe that people will recognize me someday.

10. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๋กœ ๋ฌด์—‡์„ ์„ฑ์ทจํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๊ฐ€์š”?
์ €๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์˜ ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ๋ฌผ์„ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๋ฉด ์„ฑ์ทจ๊ฐ์„ ๋Š๋‚๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ฌด์—‡๋ณด๋‹ค ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆด ๋•Œ๊ฐ€ ํ–‰๋ณตํ•ด์š”! ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๋ฉด์„œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ๋‹ค๋ฉด, ๋ถ„๋ช… ์–ธ์  ๊ฐ€๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์ด ์•Œ์•„์ค„ ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋ฏฟ์–ด์š”.


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

I like pasta very much. So I always have various ingredients to make them at home. I used to make pasta myself and eat it because I like to cook. As I cook this way, I have been able to cook many different kinds of pasta!

11. ์ž, ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์—๊ฒŒ ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ธ๊ฐ„์ ์ธ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์„ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์Œ์‹์€ ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ๊ฐ€์š”?
์ €๋Š” ํŒŒ์Šคํƒ€๋ฅผ ์•„์ฃผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ง‘์—๋Š” ํ•ญ์ƒ ํŒŒ์Šคํƒ€๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š” ๊ฐ์ข…์žฌ๋ฃŒ๋“ค์ด ๊ตฌ๋น„๋˜์–ด ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ์š”๋ฆฌํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์—, ํŒŒ์Šคํƒ€๋ฅผ ์ง์ ‘ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์„œ ๋จน๊ณค ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์š”๋ฆฌํ•˜๋‹ค๋ณด๋‹ˆ, ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ์ข…๋ฅ˜์˜ ํŒŒ์Šคํƒ€๋ฅผ ์š”๋ฆฌํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์š”! : )

12. Favourite book?

I like novels. One of them I read recently is [Witch of La place] by Higashino Keigo. I think that I probably like it because of the stories that change every time I read it.

12. ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ฑ…์€์š”?
์ €๋Š” ์†Œ์„ค์ฑ…์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ ์ค‘ ์ตœ๊ทผ์— ์ฝ์—ˆ๋˜ ํžˆ๊ฐ€์‹œ๋…ธ๊ฒŒ์ด๊ณ  ์˜ [๋ผํ”Œ๋ผ์Šค์˜๋งˆ๋…€]์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ฝ์„ ๋•Œ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๋ฐ”๋€Œ๋Š” ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋“ค ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”!

13. Favourite genre of music?

I love hip-hop music. Most of the time, I draw pictures while listening to exciting music. Still, on a rainy day, quiet songs are good!

13. ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์Œ์•…์žฅ๋ฅด๋Š”์š”?
์ €๋Š” ํž™ํ•ฉ์Œ์•…์„ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์‹ ๋‚˜๋Š” ์Œ์•…์„ ๋“ค์ด๋ฉด์„œ, ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณค ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์—ญ์‹œ ๋น„ ์˜ค๋Š” ๋‚ ์—๋Š” ์กฐ์šฉํ•œ ๋…ธ๋ž˜์ฃ !

14. What are your hobbies?

I like to paint with colored pencils! After watching a movie, I would paint the place that was pretty.

14. โ€‹์ทจ๋ฏธ๋Š” ๋ฌด์—‡์ด์—์š”?
์ƒ‰์—ฐํ•„๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”! ์˜ํ™”๋ณด๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋‚  ์˜ˆ๋ปค๋˜ ๊ณณ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณค ํ•ด์š”.

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

I think that I would be an artist even if I was born again. Even if I do something else, I think that I will be doing art activities in the end. It is not necessarily painting but art-related work. ^^

15. ๋งŒ์•ฝ ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๊ฐ€ ์•„๋‹ˆ์—ˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์–ด๋–ค ์ผ์„ ํ–ˆ์„๊นŒ์š”?
์ €๋Š” ๋‹ค์‹œ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚˜๋„ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๊ฐ€ ๋˜์—ˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ผ์„ ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋”๋ผ๋„, ์ตœ์ข… ๋ชฉ์ ์ง€๋Š” ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ๊ผญ ํŽ˜์ธํŒ…์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋”๋ผ๋„, ์˜ˆ์ˆ  ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์ผ์ด์š”! ^^