1. What’s your story? Where are you from?
I’m not sure what story I should say. I just want to say myself as ‘seenaeme’ dreaming of becoming a fabulous granny. I’m based in South Korea
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.
I paint pictures for the audience to arouse jolly imaginations, by depicting lovely and comical characters and circumstances hidden in everyday life.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?
I enjoy looking at posts in the Instagram. Matters of diverse concerns is displayed on it. Often I am inspired by it and helps to work on my piece.
4. What is your artistic process like?
I spend most of the time in the cafe sketching. Calmly sitting down, I start preparing for work by looking at own picture collection or thinking about memories in the past. I mix archives from my sketch note and reorganize it to create recasted images from it. Sometimes I take the picture outside and spray paint them, or I scan the picture and paint them on photoshop.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?
I get lots of inspiration from ordinary things I encounter while I keep my activities of daily living. For example, I recall the memory of passing by people or animals I saw while I was sitting in a cafe, exercising around or walking around. I convey my memories into my notebook.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?
I feel happiness when I feel like my characters are alive in my picture and making their own stories. Happiness is a crucial concept for me. As I am often inspired by surroundings, I can’t bear myself just passing by things but observing all the time. So habits or conversations between people walking around are reconstituted into my own style.
7. Where did you study?
I originally majored in jewellery design but I draw pictures now
8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?
I don’t know what I will do in next 5 months. I wish myself working steadily even after years go through. I don’t have an agency yet. I’m working independently. It is unpleasant to work alone since I should deal with lots of dispensable works. I want to receive help from the agency on financial and administrative processes, and fully concentrate on my workings.
9. What about in ten?
It seems to be a same question above. I’m ready to work more actively than now.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?
Rather pursuing to achieve something, I started painting as a way to find myself. Painting is a new experience for me, as well as a joyful process. I hope I could get more opportunities of having this kind of joyful processes.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?
I enjoy broad variety of foods 🙂 Often I think that why in the world there are so many tasty foods, and how will I be able to eat all of them while I’m alive.
12. Favourite book?
Recently, I read ‘Thanatonautes’, and ‘Gods’ written by Bernard Werber. My the most favorite book is the Harry Potter series so far. It deeply affected my imaginative faculty, and it’s like a friend of mine spending my childhood. When I first read Harry Potter, I was a 6th grade in the elementary school, and seriously considered my age was too old to receive a letter from owls.
13. Favourite genre of music?
I enjoy listening to alternative or dreamy sound music.
14. What are your hobbies?
As I like working actively, so I naturally become fond of exercising. I loved to do squash, swimming or cycling. Lately, I’m immersed in running, so I jog along trails around my house.
15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
My dream was a painter when I was young, but I never thought that I would actually do it as I grow up. It seems that I was afraid of down-to-earth matters. At then, I thought that I would be an one of the employees at an ordinary company. Nevertheless, I would eventually like to attend for a job making something.