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

Hello, my name is Seul Gi Oh and I’m a paper art creator in Korea. I was born in Korea and I still live there.ย 

Since I was a child, I loved making art using paper, like origami or collage. When I quit my first job, I was looking for a hobby and I found paper art. Now, besides enjoying it as a hobby, I work as a paper creator. Most Korean paper flower artists make paper flowers out crepe paper. So I started making paper flowers out of cardstock paper and people thought it was special. Currently, I am trying various paper art works other than paper flower like layering, sculpture, etc.

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”, ์ €๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํŽ˜์ดํผํฌ๋ฆฌ์—์ดํ„ฐ๋กœ ํ™œ๋™ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ์˜ค ์Šฌ๊ธฐ ๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚ฌ๊ณ  ์ง€๊ธˆ๊นŒ์ง€ ํ•œ๊ตญ์— ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”.

์ €๋Š” ์–ด๋ ธ์„ ์ ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ, ์ข…์ด๋กœ ๋ญ”๊ฐ€ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š” ๊ฑธ ์ข‹์•„ํ–ˆ์–ด์š”. ์ข…์ด์ ‘๊ธฐ๋‚˜ ์ฝœ๋ผ์ฃผ ๊ฐ™์€ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด์š”. ์ œ ์ฒซ ๋ฒˆ์งธ ์ง์žฅ์„ ๊ทธ๋งŒ๋‘๊ณ ์„œ ์‰ฌ๋Š” ๋™์•ˆ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ทจ๋ฏธ๊ฐ€ ์—†์„๊นŒ ์ฐพ์•„๋ณด๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ํŽ˜์ดํผ ์•„ํŠธ๋ฅผ ์•Œ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์–ด์š”. ํ˜„์žฌ๋Š” ์ทจ๋ฏธ๋กœ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๋˜ ํŽ˜์ดํผ์•„ํŠธ๋ฅผ ์ „์—…์œผ๋กœ ํ•˜๋Š” ํฌ๋ฆฌ์—์ดํ„ฐ๊ฐ€ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ˜„์žฌ ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ง€๋Š” ๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„์˜ ์ข…์ด๊ฝƒ๋“ค์€ ์ฃผ๋ฆ„์ง€(crepe paper)๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ง€๋Š” ๊ฝƒ๋“ค์ธ๋ฐ์š”. ์ƒ‰์ง€(cardstock paper)์— ๋” ๋งŽ์€ ๋งค๋ ฅ์„ ๋Š๊ผˆ๋˜ ์ €๋Š”, ์ƒ‰์ง€๋กœ ์ข…์ด๊ฝƒ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๋งŽ์€ ๋ถ„๋“ค์ด ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋ด์ฃผ์…จ๋˜ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ํ˜„์žฌ๋Š” ํŽ˜์ดํผํ”Œ๋ผ์›Œ ์ด์™ธ์—๋„ ๋ ˆ์ด์–ด๋ง์ด๋‚˜, 3D ํ˜•ํƒœ์˜ ํŽ˜์ดํผ์•„ํŠธ ์ž‘์—…๋“ค๋กœ๋„ ๋ฒ”์œ„๋ฅผ ๋„“ํ˜€๊ฐ€๋Š” ์ค‘์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I try to make paper flowers as realistic as possible. I feel that making realistic paper flowers out of cardstock paper is more difficult than crepe paper. So I am trying to make flowers as realistic as possible using various techniques. 

In fact, I have been working as a paper creator for about a year and Iโ€™m not sure if I have a specific aesthetic yet. So, I try to do many things as possible. The most important part of my work is the color schemes as I think color is one of the tools that best represents me. I wanted someone to be able to see my work and go โ€œOh I know, Seul made that!โ€.

ํŽ˜์ดํผํ”Œ๋ผ์›Œ์˜ ๊ฒฝ์šฐ, ์ตœ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์‚ฌ์‹ค์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๊ฐœ์ธ์ ์œผ๋กœ ์ฃผ๋ฆ„์ง€์— ๋น„ํ•ด ์ƒ‰์ง€๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ์‹ค์ ์ธ ๊ฝƒ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๋” ์–ด๋ ต๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋Š๊ปด์ง€๋Š”๋ฐ์š”. ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ธฐ๋ฒ•์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ตœ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์‚ฌ์‹ค์ ์ธ ๊ฝƒ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

์‚ฌ์‹ค ์ €๋Š” ํฌ๋ฆฌ์—์ดํ„ฐ๋กœ์„œ ์ž‘์—…์„ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•œ์ง€ ์•ฝ 1๋…„ ์ •๋„ ๋ฐ–์— ๋˜์ง€ ์•Š์•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์—, ์ œ ๋ฏธํ•™์ด ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฒƒ์ธ์ง€ ํ™•์‹คํžˆ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ฒ ์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ตœ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๋งŽ์€ ์‹œ๋„๋ฅผ ํ•ด๋ณด๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ œ ์ž‘์—…์—์„œ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„ ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋Š” โ€œ๋ฐฐ์ƒ‰โ€์ธ๋ฐ์š”. ์™œ๋ƒํ•˜๋ฉด ์ƒ‰์€ ์ €๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ž˜ ๋‚˜ํƒ€๋‚ด์ฃผ๋Š” ๋„๊ตฌ ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด์—์š”. ์ €๋Š” ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์ด ์ œ ์ž‘์—…์„ ๋ดค์„ ๋•Œ, โ€œ์˜ค ์ €๊ฑฐ ์Šฌ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๋งŒ๋“ค์—ˆ์–ด!โ€๋ผ๊ณ  ์•Œ์•„๋ด์ฃผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

It is paper, without saying. Paper is a medium with endless possibilities! You can fold it, tear it, cut it, crumple it, crease it, You can work with many techniques and also, it is one of the cheaper mediums around. Even if you fail, you can take up the challenge to try again without much burden. Finally, the color and texture are so varied that you can try many things.

๋‘ ๋ง ํ•  ๊ฒƒ ์—†์ด ์ข…์ด์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ข…์ด๋Š” ์ •๋ง ๊ฐ€๋Šฅ์„ฑ์ด ๋งŽ์€ ์žฌ๋ฃŒ์—์š”! ์ ‘๊ณ , ์ฐข๊ณ , ๊ตฌ๊ธฐ๊ณ , ์ฃผ๋ฆ„์„ ์ฃผ๋Š” ๋“ฑ. ๋งŽ์€ ๊ธฐ๋ฒ•์„ ํ™œ์šฉํ•ด ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๋˜ํ•œ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ €๋ ดํ•œ ์žฌ๋ฃŒ๋“ค ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜์—์š”. ๋งŒ์•ฝ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•˜๋‹ค ์‹คํŒจํ•˜๋”๋ผ๋„ ์ƒˆ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ๋„์ „ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ๋ถ€๋‹ด์ด ์—†์–ด์š”. ๋งˆ์ง€๋ง‰์œผ๋กœ ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๋‚˜ ์งˆ๊ฐ์ด ์ •๋ง ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•ด์„œ, ๋งŽ์€ ๊ฒƒ์„ ์‹œ๋„ํ•ด ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 

4. What is your artistic process like?

I always carry a notebook around and write it down an idea whenever I have one. Therefore, my notebook is full of many things I want to make! I also take and collect a lot of photos with my phone. When I work, my notebook and phone are always next to me. Instead of a sketching or drawing process, I look at pictures, conceive it in my head, and create them by hand.

์ €๋Š” ํ•ญ์ƒ ๋…ธํŠธ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋ฉด์„œ ์•„์ด๋””์–ด๊ฐ€ ์ƒ๊ฐ ๋‚  ๋•Œ ๋งˆ๋‹ค ์ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ œ ๋…ธํŠธ์•ˆ์—๋Š” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค๋กœ ๊ฐ€๋“์ฐจ ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๋˜ ํ•ธ๋“œํฐ์œผ๋กœ ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ์ฐ๊ณ  ์ˆ˜์ง‘ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ž‘์—…์„ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•  ๋•Œ๋Š” ๋Š˜ ๋…ธํŠธ์™€ ํ•ธ๋“œํฐ์ด ์˜†์— ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋‚˜ ๋“œ๋กœ์ž‰ ๊ณผ์ • ๋Œ€์‹  ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ๋ณด๋ฉฐ ๋จธ๋ฆฟ์†์œผ๋กœ ๊ตฌ์ƒํ•˜๊ณ , ์†์œผ๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ๋ƒ…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

Nature, books, movies and my diary.

์ž์—ฐ, ์ฑ…, ์˜ํ™” ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‚ด ์ผ๊ธฐ์žฅ.

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

Art is a world I have longed for and wanted to challenge someday ever since I was young. I got a chance to live a world when I meet paper art. I am very happy to meet a genre that can allow me to express myself. So I constantly think about how to make it wherever I go and what I do.

์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์–ด๋ฆด ์ ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋Š˜ ๋™๊ฒฝํ•˜๋˜ ์„ธ์ƒ์ด์—ˆ๊ณ , ์–ธ์  ๊ฐ€ ํ•œ ๋ฒˆ์ฏค ๋„์ „ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ์ผ์ด์—ˆ์–ด์š”. ํŽ˜์ดํผ์•„ํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋‚˜ ๋™๊ฒฝํ•˜๋˜ ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ์‚ด์•„๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ธฐํšŒ๊ฐ€ ์ฃผ์–ด์กŒ์–ด์š”. ์ €๋ฅผ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์žฅ๋ฅด๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜์–ด ๋ฌด์ฒ™ ๊ธฐ๋ป์š”. ๋•๋ถ„์— ์–ด๋”œ๊ฐ€๋“ , ๋ฌด์—‡์„ ํ•˜๋“  ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„์ง€ ๋Š์ž„์—†์ด ๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜์ง€๋งŒ.

7. Where did you study?

I studied English Literature in Korea. I did not study any fine arts or design. So I search for books or web on things I am curious about while working. How fortunate am I to live in a world where I can easily get to know everything I am curious about! But if there’s a chance, I want to study ART & Design in NY or Sweden.

์ €๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์˜์–ด์˜๋ฌธํ•™์„ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ–ˆ๊ณ  ์ˆœ์ˆ˜์˜ˆ์ˆ ์ด๋‚˜ ๋””์ž์ธ์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด์„œ๋Š” ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•œ ์ ์ด ์—†์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•˜๋‹ค ๊ถ๊ธˆํ•œ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์ด ์ƒ๊ธฐ๋ฉด ์ฑ…์„ ์ฐพ์•„๋ณด๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ์ธํ„ฐ๋„ท์—์„œ ์„œ์น˜๋ฅผ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ถ๊ธˆํ•œ ๋ชจ๋“  ๊ฒƒ์„ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ์–ป์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์„ธ์ƒ์— ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์„œ ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ๋‹คํ–‰์ธ์ง€ ๋ชฐ๋ผ์š”! ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ, ๋งŒ์•ฝ ๊ธฐํšŒ๊ฐ€ ๋œ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋‰ด์š•์ด๋‚˜ ์Šค์›จ๋ด ๊ฐ™์€ ๊ณณ์—์„œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ณต๋ถ€๋ฅผ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

First of all, as a paper creator, I hope to grow myself and my work. And I would like to teach someone who wants to learn about paper art. If I can, it would be nice to have various exhibitions and installations with these people I taught. I want to introduce my work like posters, stop motion, stationeries, etc. And I also want to do work that contains stories of many brands.

์šฐ์„ , ์ œ ์ž‘์—…๊ณผ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋กœ์„œ ๋งŽ์ด ์„ฑ์žฅํ•ด ์žˆ์—ˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”. ํŽ˜์ดํผ์•„ํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋ฐฐ์šฐ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ดํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์—๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€๋ฅด์ณ์ฃผ๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ๋˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ด์š”. ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€๋ฅด์นœ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์ „์‹œ๋‚˜ ์„ค์น˜์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด๋„ ์ข‹์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๊ณ ์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ œ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํฌ์Šคํ„ฐ, ์Šคํ†ฑ๋ชจ์…˜, ๋ฌธ๊ตฌ์ œํ’ˆ๋“ค ๋“ฑ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ์†Œ๊ฐœํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”. ๋งŽ์€ ๋ธŒ๋žœ๋“œ๋“ค์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋‹ด์€ ์ž‘์—…๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ๊ณ ์š”.

9. What about in ten?

10 years.. it feels like a distant future. Until then, I hope I am living as a paper creator. I would like to write and make a fairytale book. I also hope to live in a different country with my kids.

10๋…„์ด๋ผ.. ๊ฝค ๋จผ ๋ฏธ๋ž˜์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋Š๊ปด์ง€๋Š”๋ฐ์š”. ๊ทธ๋•Œ๊นŒ์ง€ ํŽ˜์ดํผ ํฌ๋ฆฌ์—์ดํ„ฐ๋กœ์„œ ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ”๋ž๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์“ฐ๊ณ , ๋งŒ๋“  ๋™ํ™”์ฑ… ํ•œ ๊ถŒ์„ ๋ƒˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๊ณ ์š”. ํ•œ๊ตญ์ด ์•„๋‹Œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋‚˜๋ผ์—์„œ ์•„์ด๋“ค๊ณผ ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”! 

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

If my work can inspire someone, I don’t think there is anything better than that. I want to leave a lot of warm works and hope people feel the courage and love through my works. Above all, I want to be a channel to tell stories of various people or brands.

์ œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด ๋ˆ„๊ตฐ๊ฐ€์—๊ฒŒ ์˜๊ฐ์ด ๋  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด, ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ๋ณด๋‹ค ์ข‹์€ ๊ฒƒ ์—†์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ๋”ฐ๋œปํ•œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋งŽ์ด ๋‚จ๊ธฐ๊ณ  ์‹ถ๊ณ , ์ œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ์šฉ๊ธฐ์™€ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์„ ๋Š๊ผˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ฌด์—‡๋ณด๋‹ค ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค ํ˜น์€ ๋ธŒ๋žœ๋“œ์˜ ์Šคํ† ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ „๋‹ฌํ•˜๋Š” ํ†ต๋กœ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

Kimchi Bibim Noodles made by my mom.

์—„๋งˆ๊ฐ€ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ฃผ์‹  ๊น€์น˜ ๋น„๋น”๊ตญ์ˆ˜.

12. Favourite book?

My Sweet Orange Tree

๋‚˜์˜ ๋ผ์ž„ ์˜ค๋ Œ์ง€ ๋‚˜๋ฌด

13. Favourite genre of music? 

So many genres. Pop, OST, CCM, Jazzโ€ฆ but I don’t like genres like heavy metal. It depends on my mood, the weather and work. Sometimes, I even listen to carols in the summer ๐Ÿ™‚

์ •๋ง ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์žฅ๋ฅด๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”. ํŒ, OST, CCM, Jazz.. ๋“ฑ๋“ฑ. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ํ•ด๋น„ ๋ฉ”ํƒˆ๊ณผ ๊ฐ™์€ ์žฅ๋ฅด๋Š” ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š์•„์š”.  ๊ธฐ๋ถ„์ด๋‚˜ ๋‚ ์”จ, ์ž‘์—…์ด ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฒƒ์ด๋ƒ์— ๋”ฐ๋ผ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์Œ์•…์„ ๋“ฃ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์‹ฌ์ง€์–ด ๊ฐ€๋”์€ ์—ฌ๋ฆ„์— ์บ๋กค์„ ๋“ฃ๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ด์š”:-)

14. What are your hobbies? 

Watching the same movie over and over again. I think I’ve watched <The Sound of Music> about 50 times so far. 

๊ฐ™์€ ์˜ํ™” ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ฒˆ ๋ฐ˜๋ณตํ•ด์„œ ๋ณด๊ธฐ. ์ง€๊ธˆ๊นŒ์ง€ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋งŽ์ด ์‹œ์ฒญํ•œ ์˜ํ™”๋Š” <์‚ฌ์šด๋“œ ์˜ค๋ธŒ ๋ฎค์ง>์ธ๋ฐ 50๋ฒˆ ์ •๋„ ๋ณธ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

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

An ordinary English teacher?

์ง€๊ทนํžˆ ํ‰๋ฒ”ํ•œ ์˜์–ด์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜?

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