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

My nationality is Korean but was born in France. My parents had me during their study in Paris. Since then, I have grown up between Korea and France. I studied Graphic design and Fashion design in Paris and worked in some kid’s clothing companies. 3 years ago, being nostalgic for Korean culture, I decided to move to Seoul where I actually work as a translator and illustrator.

μ €λŠ” ꡭ적이 ν•œκ΅­μΈμ΄μ§€λ§Œ ν”„λž‘μŠ€ νŒŒλ¦¬μ—μ„œ νƒœμ–΄λ‚¬μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λΆ€λͺ¨λ‹˜μ΄ ν”„λž‘μŠ€ μœ ν•™ μ‹œμ ˆ μ €λ₯Ό λ‚³μœΌμ…¨μ–΄μš”. κ·Έ ν›„, ν•œκ΅­κ³Ό ν”„λž‘μŠ€λ₯Ό μ™•λž˜ν•˜λ©° μžλžμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. νŒŒλ¦¬μ—μ„œ κ·Έλž˜ν”½ λ””μžμΈκ³Ό νŒ¨μ…˜ λ””μžμΈμ„ μ „κ³΅ν–ˆκ³  아동볡 νšŒμ‚¬μ—μ„œ κ·Όλ¬΄ν•˜μ˜€μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 3λ…„ μ „, ν•œκ΅­ λ¬Έν™”κ°€ κ·Έλ¦¬μ› λ˜ μ €λŠ” μ„œμšΈλ‘œ 이사λ₯Ό ν–ˆκ³  ν˜„μž¬ λ²ˆμ—­μΌκ³Ό μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„° 일을 κ²Έν•˜λ©° 지내고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I usually love to draw scenes. Those scenes often tell stories, stories related someone’s memories. They may be mine, yours, or somebody else in the imagination. Memories usually come with longing and nostalgia. They may be sad, happy or neither. I try to convey those complex feelings with some kind of poetic and sensitive colors.

μ €λŠ” λŒ€μ²΄λ‘œ μ–΄λ–€ μž₯면듀을 κ·Έλ¦½λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έ μž₯면듀은 이야기λ₯Ό, λˆ„κ΅°κ°€μ˜ κΈ°μ–΅μ΄λ‚˜ μΆ”μ–΅κ³Ό μ—°κ΄€λœ 이야기λ₯Ό ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 제 것일 μˆ˜λ„, λ‹Ήμ‹  것일 μˆ˜λ„ ν˜Ήμ€ 상상 μ†μ˜ λ‹€λ₯Έ λˆ„κ΅°κ°€μ˜ 것일 μˆ˜λ„ μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 좔얡은 λŒ€μ²΄λ‘œ 그리움과 ν–₯수λ₯Ό λ™λ°˜ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μŠ¬ν”Œ μˆ˜λ„ 있고 행볡할 μˆ˜λ„ 있고 λ‘˜ λ‹€ 아닐 μˆ˜λ„ μžˆμ–΄μš”. μ‹œμ μ΄κ³  λ―Όκ°ν•œ 색감을 톡해 그런 λ³΅μž‘ν•œ 감정을 μ „λ‹¬ν•˜λ € ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I usually use Photoshop because it’s easy to test different things. I sometimes paint in Gouache too. I often painted in Gouache when I was student in Paris. I like its texture and the way it expresses colors.

μ €λŠ” 일반적으둜 포토샡을 μ‚¬μš©ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ—¬λŸ¬ 가지λ₯Ό μ‹œλ„ν•˜κΈ°μ— νŽΈν•΄μ„œμΈλ°μš”. 가끔은 κ΅¬μ•„μŠˆ 물감을 μ‚¬μš©ν•˜κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. νŒŒλ¦¬μ—μ„œ 학생 μƒν™œμ„ ν•  λ•Œ 자주 μ‚¬μš©ν•˜λ˜ 물감인데, 그것이 ν…μŠ€μ³μ™€ 색감을 ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λŠ” 방식을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

First, I look for things that inspire me. I search pictures that I or somebody else took, scenes from movies or stories and memories that I’d like to tell… and then I do some sketches on a paper before using Photoshop. As I studied Fashion, I sometimes look for clothes of Fashion collections to get the inspiration for colors.

λ¨Όμ € 제게 μ˜κ°μ„ μ€„λ§Œν•œ 것듀을 μ°ΎμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‚˜λ‚˜ λ‹€λ₯Έ μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ 찍은 사진, μ˜ν™”μ˜ ν•œ μž₯λ©΄ ν˜Ήμ€ λ‚΄κ°€ λ§ν•˜κ³  싢은 μ΄μ•ΌκΈ°λ‚˜ 좔얡듀… 그리고 쒅이에 μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜λ₯Ό ν•˜κ³ , ν¬ν† μƒ΅μœΌλ‘œ λ³Έμž‘μ—…μ— λ“€μ–΄κ°‘λ‹ˆλ‹€. νŒ¨μ…˜μ„ κ³΅λΆ€ν•œ 덕에 μ»¬λ ‰μ…˜μ˜ μ˜·λ“€μ„ 보며 색감에 κ΄€ν•œ μ˜κ°μ„ 얻기도 ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

The theme of my artwork is usually the memories of other people, the situation in the past that somebody in the imagination would long for, or simply my own stories. I find those things in the street, in the conversation that I have with people, in books, in movies…etc. And for the colors, as I said before, I often get the inspiration from Fashion collections, or other artist’s paintings as well.

μ €μ˜ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄μ…˜μ˜ μ£Όμ œλŠ” λŒ€μ²΄λ‘œ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ˜ κΈ°μ–΅, μΆ”μ–΅, 상상 μ†μ˜ λˆ„κ΅°κ°€κ°€ κ·Έλ¦¬μ›Œ ν• λ§Œν•œ 과거의 μ–΄λ–€ 상황, ν˜Ήμ€ λ‹¨μˆœνžˆ 제 μ΄μ•ΌκΈ°μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €λŠ” 이런 것듀을 길거리, μ‚¬λžŒλ“€κ³Όμ˜ λŒ€ν™” 속, μ±…μ΄λ‚˜ μ˜ν™” 속 λ“±λ“±μ—μ„œ μ°Ύμ•„λƒ…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 색감은, μœ„μ—μ„œλ„ λ§ν–ˆλ“― νŒ¨μ…˜ μ»¬λ ‰μ…˜μ„ μ°Έκ³ ν•˜κ±°λ‚˜ λ‹€λ₯Έ μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈμ˜ μž‘ν’ˆμ—μ„œ μ˜κ°μ„ 얻기도 ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

I think art play is a kind of emotional healing for me. By reconstructing the scenes and transcribing the feelings through colors, I feel rested and relaxed. The world I see is always divided into thousands of scenes, and I give them stories and emotions. Any insignificant scene can be one of my artwork.

제 생각에 μ•„νŠΈν”Œλ ˆμ΄λŠ” 제게 μžˆμ–΄ 정신적인 치유λ₯Ό ν•΄μ£ΌλŠ” 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μž₯면듀을 λ‹€μ‹œ κ΅¬μ„±ν•˜κ³  감정을 μƒ‰κ°μœΌλ‘œ ν’€μ–΄λ‚΄λ©° νœ΄μ‹κ³Ό μ•ˆμ •μ„ μ·¨ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ œκ°€ λ°”λΌλ³΄λŠ” 세상은 늘 수천 κ°€μ§€μ˜ μž₯λ©΄λ“€λ‘œ λ‚˜λˆ„μ–΄μ Έμžˆκ³ , μ €λŠ” κ·Έκ²ƒλ“€μ—κ²Œ 이야기와 감정을 μ‹£μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ‚¬μ†Œν•œ μž₯λ©΄ ν•˜λ‚˜κ°€ 제 μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄μ…˜ 쀑 ν•˜λ‚˜κ°€ λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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7. Where did you study?

I grew up In Seoul until 13 years old and then studied in Paris.

13μ‚΄κΉŒμ§€ μ„œμšΈμ—μ„œ μ‚΄λ‹€κ°€ κ·Έ μ΄ν›„μ—λŠ” νŒŒλ¦¬μ—μ„œ κ³΅λΆ€ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Well… I would like to keep living in Seoul. I see myself opening a small cafΓ© with many artworks (mine or other’s artworks, whatever) on the wall. Like a small atelier selling delicious coffee.

κΈ€μŽ„μš”β€¦ μ„œμšΈμ—μ„œ 계속 μ‚΄λ©΄ μ’‹κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μž‘μ€ 카페λ₯Ό μ—΄μ–΄ 벽에 μ—¬λŸ¬ μž‘ν’ˆλ“€μ„ 걸어놓고 말이죠. λ§›λ‚œ 컀피λ₯Ό νŒŒλŠ” μž‘μ€ μ•„λœ°λ¦¬μ— λŠλ‚ŒμœΌλ‘œμš”.

9. What about in ten?

Would I still be in Seoul? It will be perfect if I could live coming and going freely between Seoul and Paris.

계속 μ„œμšΈμ— μžˆμ„κΉŒμš”? μ„œμšΈκ³Ό 파리λ₯Ό 자유둭게 μ™•λž˜ν•˜λ©° μ‚΄ 수 μžˆλ‹€λ©΄ μ’‹κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

Everyone has their own memories and stories. No matter it’s sad or happy. By articulating it through the artworks, I want to comfort, make smile people and myself too.

λˆ„κ΅¬λ‚˜ μžμ‹ λ§Œμ˜ κΈ°μ–΅, μΆ”μ–΅κ³Ό 이야기듀이 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그게 μŠ¬ν”ˆ 것이든, ν–‰λ³΅ν•œ 것이든. 그것을 μž‘ν’ˆμ„ 톡해 ν‘œν˜„ν•¨μœΌλ‘œμ¨ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ„ μœ„λ‘œν•˜κ³ , λ―Έμ†Œμ§“κ²Œ λ§Œλ“€κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ¬Όλ‘  저도 말이죠.


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

Oh, I just can’t choose because I’m a real food lover. As I love colors, I have a natural interest in cooking and food. There are too many food I love… but I think I have a weakness particularly for Vietnamese and Italian food.

μ•„, μ„ νƒν•œλ‹€λŠ” 것 μžμ²΄κ°€ μ–΄λ ΅λ„€μš”, μ €λŠ” λ¨ΉλŠ” 것을 정말 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ±°λ“ μš”. 색듀을 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ”λ§ŒνΌ μžμ—°μŠ€λŸ½κ²Œ μš”λ¦¬κ³Ό μŒμ‹μ—λ„ 관심이 λ§ŽμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μˆ˜λ§Žμ€ μŒμ‹λ“€μ„ μ‚¬λž‘ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ λ² νŠΈλ‚¨ μŒμ‹κ³Ό μ΄νƒˆλ¦¬μ•ˆ μŒμ‹μ— 특히 맀λ ₯을 λŠλΌλŠ” 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

12. Favourite book?

In general, I love to read travel books.

일반적으둜 여행에 κ΄€ν•œ 책을 많이 μ½μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

13. Favourite genre of music?

Retro Electro or 60’s and 70’s Rock. Sometimes I listen to some new Indie pop artists too.

레트둜 μΌλ ‰νŠΈλ‘œλ‚˜ 60, 70λ…„λŒ€ 락 μŒμ•…. 가끔은 μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ 인디 팝 그룹을 듣기도 ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

14. What are your hobbies?

Traveling. Watching movies (I love horror movies!). Walking with my dogs and cooking.

μ—¬ν–‰. μ˜ν™” 감상 (κ³΅ν¬μ˜ν™”λ₯Ό μ‚¬λž‘ν•΄μš”!). 개 μ‚°μ±…ν•˜κΈ° 그리고 μš”λ¦¬.

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

I’m not a professional illustrator. Sometimes I have clients, sometimes not. But the thing is that even though I didn’t paint, I would have practiced Art through other mediums such as Fashion or cooking.

μ €λŠ” μ „λ¬Έ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°κ°€ μ•„λ‹™λ‹ˆλ‹€. 주문이 λ“€μ–΄μ˜¬ λ•Œλ„, 아닐 λ•Œλ„ 있죠. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ μ€‘μš”ν•œ 건, 만일 그림을 그리지 μ•Šμ•˜λ”λΌλ„ νŒ¨μ…˜μ΄λ‚˜ μš”λ¦¬ 같은 λ‹€λ₯Έ 맀개체λ₯Ό 톡해 μ•„νŠΈλ₯Ό ν–ˆμ„ κ±°μ˜ˆμš”.

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