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

Hello. I’m Artist Yoo Ji Aun from Korea working in the areas of drawing, writing, and video making. I’m hoping that from every work I do β€œa good influence” can come out of it.

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”. μ €λŠ” ν•œκ΅­μ—μ„œ κ·Έλ¦Όκ³Ό κΈ€, μ˜μƒ μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•˜λŠ” μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈ μœ μ§€μ–Έμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ œκ°€ ν•˜λŠ” λͺ¨λ“  μž‘μ—…μ—μ„œ ‘μ„ ν•œ 영ν–₯λ ₯’이 묻어 λ‚˜μ˜€κΈ°λ₯Ό λ°”λž˜μš”.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I mainly work around with tranquil colors. Rather than a perfectly shaped end product, I prefer the roughness of a hand drawing. I get much subject matter from nature and everyday life and interpret those in my own way to work on. I like the white blanks of a paper, so I tend to utilize that a lot. It feels neat and tidy.

주둜 νŽΈμ•ˆν•œ 색감 μœ„μ£Όλ‘œ μž‘μ—…ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ°˜λ“―ν•œ κ²°κ³Όλ¬Όλ³΄λ‹€λŠ” μ†κ·Έλ¦ΌμœΌλ‘œ κ·Έλ¦° νˆ¬λ°•ν•¨μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”. μžμ—°κ³Ό μΌμƒμ—μ„œ λ§Žμ€ μ†Œμž¬λ₯Ό λ”°μ˜€κ³ , 그것을 μ €λ§Œμ˜ λ°©μ‹μœΌλ‘œ 해석해 μž‘μ—…ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ’…μ΄μ˜ 흰 여백을 μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μ„œ 많이 ν™œμš©ν•˜λŠ” νŽΈμ΄μ˜ˆμš”. μ •κ°ˆν•˜κ³ , λ‹¨μ •ν•œ λŠλ‚Œμ΄μ£ .

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I try to use many materials. The material I use the most is watercolor. It’s really attractive in that various expressions can be done according to how much water you mix it with. If you express together with color pencils, the harmony between water materials and dry materials is really interesting, so I mostly use them together. I really like the sound it makes when I fill the color thoroughly with a color pencil.

λ§Žμ€ 재료λ₯Ό μ“°λ €κ³  ν•˜λŠ” νŽΈμΈλ°μš”. κ°€μž₯ 많이 μ“°λŠ” μž¬λ£ŒλŠ” μˆ˜μ±„ν™”μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 물을 μ„žλŠ” 정도에 따라 μ—¬λŸ¬κ°€μ§€ ν‘œν˜„μ΄ κ°€λŠ₯ν•œ 점이 큰 맀λ ₯μ΄μ—μš”. 색연필과 ν•¨κ»˜ ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λ©΄ μŠ΅μ‹ μž¬λ£Œμ™€ 건식 재료의 μ‘°ν™”κ°€ ν₯λ―Έλ‘œμ›Œ 주둜 ν•¨κ»˜ μ“°λŠ” νŽΈμ΄μ˜ˆμš”. μƒ‰μ—°ν•„λ‘œ κΌΌκΌΌν•˜κ²Œ 색을 μ±„μ›Œλ‚˜κ°ˆ λ•Œμ˜ μ†Œλ¦¬λ₯Ό ꡉμž₯히 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Honestly, I’m the type of person to wait for most of the time. I think creation takes energy to embody something. I wait for that energy to accumulate. I do a lot in the meantime. I travel, listen to music, and watch films. These days I work on most of my projects not just putting out a singular piece that’s the end of itself, but taking on the method of continuing an overall storytelling where a number of pieces are arranged in series. So I keep thinking about that storytelling endlessly, and take notes whenever I can. What’s fascinating is that almost all my ideas come from ordinary life. While taking a bus or just walking on the street. I take notes of things that just come to my mind and when those gradually build up to form an outline then I begin to work. Because I started out with everything already drawn in my mind, in most cases the work itself ends quickly. Usually, I pick the colors first, and after setting up the mood, I render the shape.

사싀, μ €λŠ” 주둜 κΈ°λ‹€λ¦¬λŠ” νŽΈμ΄μ˜ˆμš”. μ°½μž‘μ΄λž€ μ—λ„ˆμ§€κ°€ μžˆμ–΄μ•Ό 무언가λ₯Ό 담을 수 μžˆλ‹€κ³  μƒκ°ν•˜λŠ”λ°μš”. κ·Έ μ—λ„ˆμ§€κ°€ μŒ“μ΄κΈ°λ₯Ό κΈ°λ‹€λ €μš”. κ·Έλ™μ•ˆ λ§Žμ€ κ±Έ ν•΄μš”. 여행도 ν•˜κ³ , μŒμ•…λ„ λ“£κ³ , μ˜ν™”λ„ 보고. μš”μ¦˜μ—λŠ” ν•œ μž‘ν’ˆμ΄ ν•˜λ‚˜λ‘œ λλ‚˜λŠ” 게 μ•„λ‹Œ 전체적인 μŠ€ν† λ¦¬ν…”λ§μ΄ 된 μƒνƒœμ—μ„œ μ‹œλ¦¬μ¦ˆ 물둜 μ—¬λŸ¬ μž‘ν’ˆμ„ λ‚˜μ—΄ν•˜λŠ” λ°©μ‹μœΌλ‘œ λŒ€λΆ€λΆ„μ˜ μž‘μ—…μ„ μ§„ν–‰ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ κ·Έ μŠ€ν† λ¦¬ν…”λ§μ„ λŠμž„μ—†μ΄ μƒκ°ν•˜κ³ , ν‹ˆ λ‚˜λŠ” λŒ€λ‘œ λ©”λͺ¨ν•΄μš”. μ‹ κΈ°ν•œ 건 λŒ€λΆ€λΆ„μ˜ μ•„μ΄λ””μ–΄λŠ” μΌμƒμ—μ„œ λ‚˜μ˜¨λ‹€λŠ” κ²ƒμΈλ°μš”. λ²„μŠ€λ₯Ό 타고 κ°€λ‹€κ°€, κ·Έλƒ₯ 길을 κ±·λ‹€κ°€. 문득 μƒκ°λ‚˜λŠ” 것듀을 λ©”λͺ¨ν•˜κ³  그것듀이 점차 틀을 κ°–μΆ”κ²Œ 되면 μž‘μ—…μ„ μ‹œμž‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 머릿속에 λͺ¨λ‘ 그렀놓고 μ‹œμž‘ν•΄μ„œ μž‘μ—… μžμ²΄λŠ” λΉ λ₯΄κ²Œ λλ‚˜λŠ” κ²½μš°κ°€ λ§Žμ•„μš”. 주둜 색을 λ¨Όμ € κ³ λ₯΄κ³ , λΆ„μœ„κΈ°λ₯Ό μž‘μ€ ν›„ ν˜•νƒœλ₯Ό λ§Œλ“œλŠ” ν˜•μ‹μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I get huge inspiration from space. Ever since I was little, I was very certain about my space and the pertaining boundaries. Maybe that’s why I get so affected by space even when I’m working. I feel extremely free in spaces that make you feel good just by looking at it, especially places surrounded by nature. This freedom leads right to inspiration, and conjures up something in me that wants to be portrayed. The other one is music. Music transcends time and space and transports me to a completely different world. Or it makes me become a different person. I think someone else’s creative work can also be a big inspiration and stimulation. Last is the nature itself. The sunlight blazing down, the wind flowing by and the green tree leaves swaying to that wind. When I’m gazing up at the clear sky, beyond what my body feels, I think something else comes to my heart. I think it’s a creation by the magnificent Creator.

κ³΅κ°„μ—μ„œ 큰 μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›μ•„μš”. 어렸을 λ•ŒλΆ€ν„° λ‚˜λ§Œμ˜ 곡간과 그에 λŒ€ν•œ ν…Œλ‘λ¦¬κ°€ ν™•μ‹€ν–ˆμ–΄μš”. κ·Έλž˜μ„œμΈμ§€ μž‘μ—…ν•  λ•Œλ„ 곡간에 큰 영ν–₯을 λ°›λŠ”λ°μš”. 보기만 해도 기뢄이 μ’‹μ•„μ§€λŠ” 곡간, 특히 μžμ—°μ— λ‘˜λŸ¬ μŒ“μΈ κ³³λ“€μ—μ„œ 큰 자유λ₯Ό λŠκ»΄μš”. μžμœ λŠ” 곧 영감으둜 이어지고, κ·Έλ €λ‚΄κ³  싢은 무언가가 μƒκ°λ‚˜μ£ . λ‹€λ₯Έ ν•˜λ‚˜λŠ” μŒμ•…μ΄μ—μš”. μŒμ•…μ€ μ‹œκ°„κ³Ό 곡간을 μ΄ˆμ›”ν•΄μ„œ, λ‚˜λ₯Ό μ™„μ „νžˆ λ‹€λ₯Έ μ„Έκ³„λ‘œ 데렀닀 μ€˜μš”. ν˜Ήμ€ λ‹€λ₯Έ μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ 되게 ν•˜μ£ . λˆ„κ΅°κ°€μ˜ μ°½μž‘λ¬Όμ€ 큰 영감이자 자극이 λ˜λŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. λ§ˆμ§€λ§‰μœΌλ‘œ μžμ—° κ·Έ μžμ²΄μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‚΄λ¦¬μ¬λŠ” νƒœμ–‘λΉ›, ν˜λŸ¬μ˜€λŠ” λ°”λžŒ, κ·Έ λ°”λžŒμ— ν”λ“€λ¦¬λŠ” ν‘Έλ₯Έ λ‚˜λ­‡μžŽ, 맑은 ν•˜λŠ˜μ„ 바라보고 μžˆμ„ λ•Œλ©΄ λͺΈμœΌλ‘œ μ²΄κ°ν•˜λŠ” 것을 λ„˜μ–΄μ„œμ„œ 제 λ§ˆμŒμ— 무언가가 μ™€μš”. λŒ€λ‹¨ν•œ 창쑰주의 창쑰물이라고 μƒκ°ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

It progresses to something that sets me free. Also, I think it kind of defines the person that β€œI” am. It’s the driving force that makes me ponder and delve into what sort of person I want to become through this work and what sort of life I want to live, and it’s that thing which constructs my world, and develops me. It allows me to become a better person, and to view life in a completely different perspective. In fact, to me, life is β€œA travel for about 100 years.” When you’re traveling, you don’t worry about how to live, what job to get, or how to make money. I want to live like that.

λ‚˜λ₯Ό 자유둭게 λ§Œλ“œλŠ” 무언가가 λ˜μ–΄μ€˜μš”. 또 μ–΄μ©Œλ©΄ β€˜λ‚˜β€™λΌλŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ„ μ •μ˜ν•΄μ£ΌκΈ°λ„ ν•˜λŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. 이 μž‘μ—…μ„ ν†΅ν•΄μ„œ λ‚΄κ°€ μ–΄λ–€ μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ 되고 싢은지, μ–΄λ–€ 삢을 μ‚΄κ³  싢은지 κ³„μ†ν•΄μ„œ κ³ λ―Όν•˜κ³  μ—°κ΅¬ν•˜κ²Œ ν•˜λŠ” 원동λ ₯이자 λ‚˜μ˜ 세계λ₯Ό κ΅¬μΆ•ν•˜κ³ , μ €λ₯Ό μ„±μž₯ν•˜κ²Œ ν•˜λŠ” λ¬΄μ–Έκ°€μ—μš”. 더 쒋은 μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ 될 수 있게 해주기도 ν•˜κ³ , 삢을 μ™„μ „νžˆ λ‹€λ₯Έ μ‹œκ°μœΌλ‘œ λ°”λΌλ³΄κ²Œ ν•΄μ€¬μ–΄μš”. μ‹€μ œλ‘œ 제겐 μ‚Άμ΄λž€ β€˜μ•½ 100λ…„κ°„μ˜ 여행’을 ν•˜λŠ” κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ—¬ν–‰ν•  λ•ŒλŠ” μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ 살지, μ–΄λ–€ 직업을 κ°€μ Έμ•Ό 할지, λˆμ„ μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ λ²Œμ–΄μ•Ό 할지 κ³ λ―Όν•˜μ§€ μ•Šμž–μ•„μš”. κ·Έλ ‡κ²Œ μ‚΄μ•„κ°€κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μš”.

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7. Where did you study?

I majored in video and film at Hongik University. I studied the fine arts then went into Design College, but I think it was a good decision to choose video. I learned to see the world in a wider vision.

ν™μ΅λŒ€ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ μ˜μƒκ³Ό μ˜ν™”λ₯Ό μ „κ³΅ν–ˆμ–΄μš”. λ―Έμˆ κ³΅λΆ€λ₯Ό ν•˜κ³  λ””μžμΈλŒ€ν•™μ— λ“€μ–΄κ°”μ§€λ§Œ μ˜μƒμ„ μ„ νƒν•˜κΈ°λ₯Ό 잘 ν–ˆλ‹€λŠ” 생각이 λ“€μ–΄μš”. 더 넓은 μ‹œκ°μœΌλ‘œ 세상을 λ°”λΌλ³΄λŠ” 법을 λ°°μ› μ–΄μš”.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I think I will be together with many people in the world of my own-making (MellanSkog).

μ œκ°€ κ΅¬μΆ•ν•œ λ‚˜λ§Œμ˜ 세계(MellanSkog)λ₯Ό λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€κ³Ό ν•¨κ»˜ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ§€ μ•Šμ„κΉŒ μ‹Άμ–΄μš”.

9. What about in ten?

I can’t guess, but I hope I’m with my family, and my child that will happen someday. My little wish is that even in those times, it’s a free environment where I can always fly off to a journey somewhere if I make up my mind to.

μ§μž‘ν•  수 μ—†μ§€λ§Œ μ–Έμ  κ°€ 생길 λ‚˜μ˜ κ°€μ‘±, λ‚˜μ˜ 아이와 ν•¨κ»˜ ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ—ˆμœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”. μž‘μ€ λ°”λžŒμ€ κ·Έ λ•Œμ—λ„ 마음먹으면 μ–΄λ”˜κ°€λ‘œ ν›Œμ© λ– λ‚  수 μžˆλŠ” 자유둜운 ν™˜κ²½μ΄μ—ˆμœΌλ©΄ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

I would like every one of my work to approach a greater number of people as a good influence, as consolation, and as comfort. I sometimes think about what will be at the end of this path, and it’s not definite, but what’s apparent is that it’s becoming more vivid as time goes by. And letting everyone discover his or her own world at possession. I want to let people know they’re valuable not because they do certain things, but because of their existence itself. Moreover, I want to be able to help the socially disadvantaged, and the children in the Third World. Just like my environment wasn’t my choice, their environments weren’t their choices to make. I want to genuinely understand and help their sufferings.

μ œκ°€ ν•˜λŠ” λͺ¨λ“  μž‘μ—…μ΄ μ’€ 더 λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ—κ²Œ μ„ ν•œ 영ν–₯λ ₯으둜, μœ„λ‘œλ‘œ, νŽΈμ•ˆν•¨μœΌλ‘œ λ‹€κ°€κ°”μœΌλ©΄ ν•΄μš”. 이 길에 끝에 무엇이 μžˆμ„κΉŒ 가끔 μƒκ°ν•˜λŠ”λ° λͺ…ν™•ν•˜μ§€ μ•Šμ§€λ§Œ λΆ„λͺ…ν•œ 것은 μ‹œκ°„μ΄ μ§€λ‚ μˆ˜λ‘ λšœλ ·ν•΄μ§€κ³  μžˆλ‹€λŠ” κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ˜ν•œ λͺ¨λ‘μ—κ²Œ μžˆλŠ” μžμ‹ λ§Œμ˜ 세계λ₯Ό λ°œκ²¬ν•˜κ²Œ ν•΄μ£ΌλŠ” 것. μ–΄λ–€ 일을 ν•΄μ„œ κ°€μΉ˜ μžˆλŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ μ•„λ‹Œ, κ·Έ 쑴재 자체둜 κ°€μΉ˜ μžˆλŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμž„μ„ μ•Œλ €μ£Όκ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μš”. λ˜ν•œ μ‚¬νšŒμ  μ•½μž, 제 3세계 아이듀을 λ„μšΈ 수 μžˆμ—ˆμœΌλ©΄ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‚˜μ˜ ν™˜κ²½μ΄ λ‚΄ 선택이 μ•„λ‹ˆλ“―μ΄, κ·Έλ“€μ˜ ν™˜κ²½μ€ κ·Έλ“€μ˜ 선택이 μ•„λ‹ˆλ‹ˆκΉŒμš”. κ·Έλ“€μ˜ 아픔을 μ§„μ •μœΌλ‘œ μ΄ν•΄ν•˜κ³  돕고 μ‹Άμ–΄μš”.

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

I like all foods that have an egg in it. Especially soft-boiled! Even in my fridge at home, egg is the one thing that’s always filled up.

달걀이 λ“€μ–΄κ°„ λͺ¨λ“  μŒμ‹μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”. 특히 λ°˜μˆ™! 집에 μžˆλŠ” 냉μž₯고에도 항상 가득 μ°¨ μžˆλŠ”κ²Œ λ‹¬κ±€μ΄μ—μš”.

12. Favourite book?

I like essays that contain someone’s autobiographical story. If it has illustrations, then even better! For a book of poems, I recently read one and it feels like it clears up inside the brain if you read them before bed.

λˆ„κ΅°κ°€μ˜ μžμ „μ μΈ 이야기가 μžˆλŠ” 에세이가 μ’‹μ•„μš”. 그림이 μžˆλ‹€λ©΄ 더 μ’‹κ³ ! μ‹œμ§‘μ€ μ΅œκ·Όμ— 읽게 λ˜μ—ˆλŠ”λ°, 자기 전에 읽으면 머릿속이 μ •λ¦¬λ˜λŠ” κΈ°λΆ„μ΄μ—μš”.

13. Favourite genre of music?

For the great part, I don’t discriminate. Acoustic pop, folk, hip-hop, ballad, jazz, etc. But nowadays hip-hop!

λŒ€λΆ€λΆ„ 가리지 μ•Šκ³  λ“€μ–΄μš”. μ–΄μΏ μŠ€ν‹± 팝, 포크, νž™ν•©, λ°œλΌλ“œ, 재즈 λ“±λ“±. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ μš”μ¦˜μ—” νž™ν•©!

14. What are your hobbies?

Taking a walk while listening to music. Looking at the sky whenever I have time.

μŒμ•… λ“€μœΌλ©° μ‚°μ±…ν•˜κΈ°. ν‹ˆ λ‚  λ•Œλ§ˆλ‹€ ν•˜λŠ˜ 보기.

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

A traveler. Although the reason I can’t stay in one place may be for freedom or because of anxiety. Since it’s always a joy to go someplace new. I want to be a person who can be happy just for the existence itself during all the process.

μ—¬ν–‰κ°€. ν•œ 곳에 머무λ₯΄μ§€ λͺ»ν•˜λŠ” μ΄μœ λŠ” μžμœ λ‘œμ›€μ„ μœ„ν•΄μ„œμΌμˆ˜λ„, λΆˆμ•ˆν•΄μ„œμΌ μˆ˜λ„ μžˆμ§€λ§Œ. μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ 곳을 κ°„λ‹€λŠ” 것은 μ–Έμ œλ‚˜ 즐거운 μΌμ΄λ‹ˆκΉŒμš”. λͺ¨λ“  κ³Όμ • μ†μ—μ„œ 쑴재 자체둜 행볡할 수 μžˆλŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ΄κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μš”.

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