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

My name is Rosa Yoo. I am a paper artist based in Seoul, South Korea. I mainly make three-dimensional artworks with paper, using different types of techniques.

์ €๋Š” ์œ ๋กœ์‚ฌ์˜ˆ์š”. ํ˜„์žฌ ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ์„œ์šธ์—์„œ ํŽ˜์ดํผ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋กœ ํ™œ๋™ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”.ย ์ €๋Š” ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ธฐ๋ฒ•๋“ค์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜์—ฌ ์ข…์ด๋กœ ์ฃผ๋กœ ์ž…์ฒด์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I enjoy making mini – size works. The characters of the works are usually objects that meet in everyday life.ย I find the characteristics of each of these objects and try to give them life by describing in detail.ย Even if I make them smaller, I try to describe them in more detail.ย ‘Make tiny! Think big!’ This is what I want to show in my works.

์ €๋Š” ๋ฏธ๋‹ˆ ์‚ฌ์ด์ฆˆ์˜ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š” ๊ฑธ ์ฆ๊น๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์˜ ์ฃผ์ธ๊ณต๋“ค์€ ๋Œ€๊ฐœ ์ผ์ƒ์ƒํ™œ์—์„œ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋ฌผ๋“ค์ด์ง€์š”.ย ์ €๋Š” ์ด ์‚ฌ๋ฌผ๋“ค ๊ฐ๊ฐ์˜ ํŠน์ง•์„ ์ฐพ์•„ ์ƒ์„ธํžˆ ๋ฌ˜์‚ฌํ•จ์œผ๋กœ์จ ๊ทธ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๋ช…์„ ์ฃผ๋ ค๊ณ  ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•ด์š”.ย ๋ณด๋‹ค ์ž‘๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์ง€๋ผ๋„ ๋ณด๋‹ค ์ž์„ธํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋ฌ˜์‚ฌํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ์• ์“ฐ์ง€์š”.ย ‘์•„์ฃผ ์ž‘๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ  ํฌ๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋ผ!’ย ์ด๊ฒƒ์„ ์ œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์—์„œ ๋ณด์—ฌ ์ฃผ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

My favourite medium is paper. Paper has various textures and colours much more than you think. So paper can express anything. The creative potentials of paper are endless.
If you use paper appropriately, you can have a very positive feeling with only paper.
You can build a house, you can cook and you can also make clothes. I love to express various other materials with paper.

์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ž‘์—…ํˆด์€ ์ข…์ด์˜ˆ์š”. ์ข…์ด๋Š” ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„์ด ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋Š” ์ด์ƒ์œผ๋กœ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์งˆ๊ฐ๊ณผ ์ƒ‰๊น”์„ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ข…์ด๋Š” ์–ด๋Š ๊ฒƒ์ด๋“  ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์ง€์š”.ย ์ข…์ด์˜ ์ฐฝ์˜์ ์ธ ์ž ์žฌ๋ ฅ์€ ๋ฌด๊ถ๋ฌด์ง„ํ•˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์š”.ย ์ข…์ด๋ฅผ ์ ์ ˆํžˆ ์“ฐ๋ฉด ์ข…์ด๋งŒ์œผ๋กœ๋„ ๊ฝค ๊ทธ๋Ÿด๋“ฏํ•œ ๋Š๋‚Œ์„ ๋‚ผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์ง€์š”.ย ์ง‘์„ ์ง€์„ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๊ณ  ์š”๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ํ•  ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๊ณ  ์˜ท์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ์–ด์š”.ย ์ €๋Š” ์ข…์ด๋งŒ์„ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์žฌ๋ฃŒ๋“ค์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ๋ฌด์ง€ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

4. What is your artistic process like?

When a good idea comes to me, I first make a sketch whatever came in my mind. The format of the sketch depends on the work I create. Of course, I note down the things I need to keep in mind. Next, I make a template on the basis of the sketch. When the template is finished, I make a sample to see if the template is correct or not. After testing the template If there is a problem with the template, it is corrected. And I transfer the template to the paper to cut it one by one. Then I fold the parts of the template and assemble them with glue. A piece of work is completed.

์ข‹์€ ์•„์ด๋””์–ด๊ฐ€ ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋ฉด ๋จผ์ € ์ƒ๊ฐ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋Œ€๋กœ ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ฅผ ํ•ด์š”. ์Šค์ผ€์น˜์˜ ํ˜•์‹์€ ๋งŒ๋“ค ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์— ๋”ฐ๋ผ ๋‹ฌ๋ผ์ ธ์š”.ย ๋ฌผ๋ก  ๊ผญ ์—ผ๋‘์— ๋‘์–ด์•ผ ํ•  ๊ฒƒ๋“ค๋„ ๋ฉ”๋ชจํ•ด ๋‘์ง€์š”.ย ๊ทธ ๋‹ค์Œ์—” ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ฅผ ๋ฐ”ํƒ•์œผ๋กœ ๋„์•ˆ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ๋„์•ˆ์ด ์™„์„ฑ๋˜๋ฉด ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์ด ๋งž๊ฒŒ ๊ทธ๋ ค์กŒ๋Š”์ง€ ์•„๋‹Œ์ง€๋ฅผ ๋ณด๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ์ƒ˜ํ”Œ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ๋ด…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ๋„์•ˆ์„ ํ…Œ์ŠคํŠธํ•œ ๋‹ค์Œ ๋„์•ˆ์— ๋ฌธ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ˆ˜์ •ํ•ด์š”.ย ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ ๋‚˜์„œ ๋„์•ˆ์„ ์ข…์ด์— ์˜ฎ๊ฒจ ํ•˜๋‚˜์”ฉ ์ž๋ฅด๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜์ง€์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋„์•ˆ์˜ ๊ฐ ๋ถ€๋ถ„๋“ค์„ ์ ‘๊ณ  ํ’€๋กœ ๋ถ™์—ฌ ์กฐ๋ฆฝํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋ฉด ํ•˜๋‚˜์˜ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ ธ์š”.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

My works are usually inspired by everyday life. Sometimes they are inspired by beautiful architecture.ย But what inspires my works more than anything else is the paper itself.ย I often get brilliant ideas for the work from paper. Paper always makes me want to make something.ย I am so happy when I am in a paper shop. It’s heaven to me.

์ €๋Š” ์ฃผ๋กœ ์ผ์ƒ์ƒํ™œ์—์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋ฐ›์•„ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์ง€์š”. ๋•Œ๋•Œ๋กœ ์ œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ๋“ค์€ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ๊ฑด์ถ•๋ฌผ์—์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋ฐ›๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ด์š”.ย ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ฌด์—‡๋ณด๋‹ค ์ œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์— ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ์ข…์ด ๊ทธ ์ž์ฒด์˜ˆ์š”.ย ์ €๋Š” ์ข…์ข… ์ข…์ด์—์„œ ๋ฉ‹์ง„ ์•„์ด๋””์–ด๋ฅผ ์–ป๋Š”๋ฐ ์ข…์ด๋Š” ์–ธ์ œ๋‚˜ ์ €๋กœ ํ•˜์—ฌ๊ธˆ ๋ฌด์–ธ๊ฐ€๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ  ์‹ถ๊ฒŒ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ์ €๋Š” ์ข…์ด ๊ฐ€๊ฒŒ์— ์žˆ์„ ๋•Œ ๋ฌด์ง€ ํ–‰๋ณตํ•ด์š”. ๊ทธ๊ณณ์€ ์ œ๊ฒŒ ์ฒœ๊ตญ์ด์ง€์š”.

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

Art teaches me a way of looking at and living in the world. It makes me see people and even things around me with warm eyes. When I look at lifeless things around us with love, it feels like things are alive. I would love to make them look like they have life and tell their own stories. Art makes me realise again that there is nothing in this world that is not precious.

์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์ €์—๊ฒŒ ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์‚ด์•„๊ฐ€๋Š” ๋ฐฉ์‹์„ ๊ฐ€๋ฅด์ณ ์ค๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ์‹ฌ์ง€์–ด ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์ฃผ๋ณ€์˜ ์ƒ๋ช…์ด ์—†๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์กฐ์ฐจ ๋”ฐ๋œปํ•œ ์‹œ์„ ์œผ๋กœ ๋ณด๊ฒŒ ํ•ด์š”.ย ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์œผ๋กœ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์ฃผ๋ณ€์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์ƒ๋ช…์ด ์—†๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋ฌผ๋“ค์„ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณผ ๋• ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์€ ๋งˆ์น˜ ์‚ด์•„์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋Š๊ปด์ง€์ง€์š”.ย ์ €๋Š” ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ์‚ด์•„์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋ณด์ด๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ๊ทธ๋“ค๋งŒ์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.ย ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ด ์„ธ์ƒ์—์„œ ๊ท€ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š์€ ๊ฒƒ์€ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋„ ์—†๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ƒˆ์‚ผ ๊นจ๋‹ซ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


7. Where did you study?

I majored in history at a university in Seoul. I didn’t study art and design professionally, except for taking art history classes at university. I am a self-taught artist.

์ €๋Š” ์„œ์šธ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ํ•œ ๋Œ€ํ•™์—์„œ ์—ญ์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ์ „๊ณตํ–ˆ์–ด์š”. ๋Œ€ํ•™์—์„œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์‚ฌ ์ˆ˜์—…์„ ๋“ค์€ ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ œ์™ธํ•˜๊ณ ๋Š” ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ด๋‚˜ ๋””์ž์ธ์„ ์ „๋ฌธ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜์ง„ ์•Š์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ๋…ํ•™ํ•œ ์…ˆ์ด์ง€์š”.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I think it will not be much different now. I will be enjoying my favorite paper art in my workspace like now. If thereโ€™s one thing I wish, I would like to make a picture book with paper art illustrations.

์ง€๊ธˆ๊ณผ ํฌ๊ฒŒ ๋‹ค๋ฅด์ง€๋Š” ์•Š์„ ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด์š”. ์ง€๊ธˆ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์ €๋งŒ์˜ ์ž‘์—… ๊ณต๊ฐ„์—์„œ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ํŽ˜์ดํผ์•„ํŠธ๋ฅผ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ์š”.ย ๋‹ค๋งŒ ํ•œ๊ฐ€์ง€ ๋ฐ”๋žŒ์ด ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ํŽ˜์ดํผ์•„ํŠธ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ด์…˜์„ ํ™œ์šฉํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ฑ…์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.

9. What about in ten?

Well, it will not be much different from five years ago. I think it is important to do my best every day doing what I love.

5๋…„ ์ „๊ณผ ํฌ๊ฒŒ ๋‹ค๋ฅด์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๊ฑฐ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ์ €๋Š” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ๋งค์ผ ์ตœ์„ ์„ ๋‹คํ•ด ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด์š”.

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

I believe that art can make the world more beautiful. And I think art can make people happier.ย I hope my artwork will help make the world more beautiful and will give people happiness and comfort.ย I’ll keep trying to create heartwarming artworks that move the world and people.ย It is a great pleasure for me to show the world what I created and share it with people.

์ €๋Š” ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ด ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋” ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ต๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋ฏฟ์–ด์š”. ๋˜ํ•œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ด ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์„ ๋” ํ–‰๋ณตํ•˜๊ฒŒ ํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜์ง€์š”.ย ์ €๋Š” ์ œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ  ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋” ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ต๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ  ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ํ–‰๋ณต๊ณผ ์œ„์•ˆ์„ ์ฃผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ”๋ž๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ์„ธ์ƒ๊ณผ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ๋™์„ ์ฃผ๋Š” ๋งˆ์Œ์ด ๋”ฐ๋œปํ•ด์ง€๋Š” ์ž‘ํ’ˆ๋“ค์„ ์ฐฝ์ž‘ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๊ณ„์† ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•  ๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ์š”.ย ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ฐฝ์ž‘ํ•œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ์„ธ์ƒ์— ๋ณด์—ฌ ์ฃผ๊ณ  ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์„ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ๊ณต์œ ํ•˜๋Š” ์ผ์€ ์ œ๊ฒ ์•„์ฃผ ํฐ ๊ธฐ์จ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


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

Mother’s food. My mother’s cooking is always delicious.

์—„๋งˆ๊ฐ€ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ์ค€ ์Œ์‹. ์—„๋งˆ์˜ ์š”๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์–ธ์ œ๋‚˜ ๋ง›์žˆ์–ด์š”.

12. Favourite book?

Alice in wonderland. Alice is another inspiration to me.

์ด์ƒํ•œ ๋‚˜๋ผ์˜ ์•จ๋ฆฌ์Šค. ์•จ๋ฆฌ์Šค๋Š” ์ œ๊ฒ ๋˜ ํ•˜๋‚˜์˜ ์˜๊ฐ์ด์ง€์š”.

13. Favourite genre of music?

Ballad, R&B, Drama and Movie soundtracks. I often listen to music when I work. Music helps me concentrate on making works.

๋ฐœ๋ผ๋“œ, ๋ฆฌ๋“ฌ ์•ค ๋ธ”๋ฃจ์Šค, ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ์™€ ์˜ํ™” ์Œ์•…. ์ €๋Š” ์ข…์ข… ์ž‘์—…ํ•  ๋•Œ ์Œ์•…์„ ๋“ฃ๋Š”๋ฐ ์Œ์•…์€ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š” ๋ฐ ์ง‘์ค‘ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋„๋ก ๋„์™€์ค˜์š”.

14. What are your hobbies?

Walking, drawing, writing, listening to music.

๊ฑท๊ธฐ, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ, ์“ฐ๊ธฐ, ์Œ์•… ๋“ฃ๊ธฐ.

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

I would be an author who wrote essays and novels.

์—์„ธ์ด๋‚˜ ์†Œ์„ค์„ ์“ฐ๋Š” ์ž‘๊ฐ€๊ฐ€ ๋˜์—ˆ์„ ๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ์š”.