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

Hi, my name is Jiwon Kim (pen name : simsimpumi) and Iโ€™m living in Incheon, South Korea.ย I am doing illustration work with fabric and thread.

1. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. ์–ด๋””์„œ ์™”๋‚˜์š”?
์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”, ์ €๋Š” ๊น€์ง€์›์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. (ํ•„๋ช…์€ ์‹ฌ์‹ฌํ’ˆ์ด) ํ•œ๊ตญ, ์ธ์ฒœ์—์„œ ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ํ˜„์žฌ ์ฒœ๊ณผ ์‹ค๋กœ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

The sincerity of the artist in each work.ย All artists will work with all their heart, even if it is a work in small-scale.ย A work of high quality is also good but it is all the processes that make it precious.ย Because of this, the work speed is slow but I like to do it all by hand.ย So my pen name which is ‘simsimpumi’ means having a heart and mind.

2. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ๋ฏธํ•™์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.
์ž‘ํ’ˆ์— ๋‹ด๊ธด ์ •์„ฑ.ย ๋ชจ๋“  ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ฐ€๋“ค์€ ์ž‘์€ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ํ•˜๋”๋ผ๋„ ์˜จ ๋งˆ์Œ์„ ๋‹คํ•ด ์ž‘์—…ํ• ๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ์š”.ย ์™„์„ฑ๋„ ๋†’์€ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ๋„ ์ข‹์ง€๋งŒ ์ €๋Š” ๊ทธ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ณผ์ • ํ•˜๋‚˜ํ•˜๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ๋ชจ๋‘ ์†Œ์ค‘ํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์—ย ์ž‘์—…์†๋„๋Š” ๋Š๋ฆฌ์ง€๋งŒ ๋ชจ๋‘ ์ˆ˜์ž‘์—…์œผ๋กœ ํ•˜๋Š”๊ฑธ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”.ย ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ €์˜ ํ•„๋ช…์ธ โ€˜์‹ฌ์‹ฌํ’ˆ์ดโ€™ ๋„ ๋งˆ์Œ๊ณผ ๋งˆ์Œ์„ ํ’ˆ๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋œป์ด์˜ˆ์š”.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I work with fabric and thread.ย I like the softness and flexibilityย of fabric and thread..
The material, color and pattern of fabric and thread are so varied that I can try many things.

3. ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ž‘์—… ํˆด์€ ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ๊ฐ€์š”? ์ด์œ ๋Š”์š”?
์ €๋Š” ์ฒœ๊ณผ ์‹ค๋กœ ์ž‘์—…ํ•ด์š”.ย ์ฒœ์˜ ์œ ์—ฐํ•จ๊ณผ ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฌ์šด ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”.ย ์ฒœ๊ณผ ์‹ค์˜ ์žฌ์งˆ, ์ƒ‰์ƒ, ๋ฌด๋Šฌ๊ฐ€ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•ด์„œ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ์‹œ๋„๋ฅผ ํ•ด๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์„œ ์ข‹์•„์š”.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I draw a sketch on a piece of paper and move it to a main fabric.ย Then, select another fabric and cut, and sew it on the main fabric.ย The details are expressed in embroidery.
When making prints such as posters and notes, I take pictures and print it out after color correction.

4. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์  ์ฐฝ์ž‘ ๊ณผ์ •์€ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋‚˜์š”?
์ข…์ด์— ๋ฐ‘๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋ฐ”ํƒ•์ฒœ์— ์˜ฎ๊ฒจ ๊ทธ๋ ค์š”.ย ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ฒœ์„ ๊ณจ๋ผ์„œ ๋ฐ‘๊ทธ๋ฆผ๋Œ€๋กœ ์˜ค๋ ค์„œ ๋ฐ”ํƒ•์ฒœ์— ๋ฐ”๋Š์งˆํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ์ข€ ๋” ์„ธ๋ฐ€ํ•œ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์€ ์ž์ˆ˜๋กœ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•ด์š”.ย ํฌ์Šคํ„ฐ๋‚˜ ๋…ธํŠธ์™€ ๊ฐ™์€ ์ธ์‡„๋ฌผ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๋•Œ๋Š” ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ์‚ฌ์ง„์ดฌ์˜ ํ›„ ์ƒ‰๊ฐ๋ณด์ • ํ›„ ์ธ์‡„ํ•ด์š”.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I get a lot of inspiration from my closet, street people, movies and music.

5. ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ž‘์—…์— ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์ฃผ๋‚˜์š”?
๋‚˜์˜ ์˜ท์žฅ, ๊ธธ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค, ์˜ํ™”, ์Œ์•…์—์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ๋งŽ์ด ๋ฐ›์•„์š”.

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

Art makes me special.ย I think about new work in everyday life.ย Sometimes ordinary things seem special.ย At that moment, all the objects in the room have their own stories and I imagine that I am a special person in a special space.

6. ์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์‚ถ์—์„œ ์–ด๋–ค ์—ญํ• ์„ ํ•˜๋‚˜์š”? ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ด€์ ์— ์–ด๋–ค ๋ณ€ํ™”๋ฅผ ์ฃผ๋‚˜์š”?
์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์ €๋ฅผ ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์œผ๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ค˜์š”.ย ์ผ์ƒ์ƒํ™œ ์†์—์„œ๋„ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ์ž‘์—…์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ํ‰๋ฒ”ํ–ˆ๋˜ ์‚ฌ๋ฌผ๋“ค์ด ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋ณด์ผ๋•Œ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๋ฐฉ ์•ˆ์˜ ๋ชจ๋“  ์‚ฌ๋ฌผ๋“ค์ด ๊ฐ์ž์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๋ฉด์„œ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•œ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์— ์กด์žฌํ•˜๋Š” ํŠน๋ณ„ํ•œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด๋ผ๋Š” ์ƒ์ƒ์„ ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋ผ์š”.


7. Where did you study?

Actually, I did not receive any professional training in design.ย So I think I need to try harder than others.

7. ์–ด๋””์„œ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ–ˆ๋‚˜์š”?
์‚ฌ์‹ค ๋””์ž์ธ๋ถ„์•ผ์—์„œ ์ „๋ฌธ์ ์ธ ๊ต์œก์„ ๋ฐ›์ง€๋ชปํ–ˆ์–ด์š”.ย ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๋‚จ๋“ค๋ณด๋‹ค ๋ช‡ ๋ฐฐ ๋” ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•ด์•ผํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I want to have my own little space.ย I would like to show and teach those who really appreciate my work.

8. 5๋…„ ํ›„์— ๋‹น์‹ ์€ ์–ด๋–ค ๋ชจ์Šต์ผ๊ฑฐ๋ผ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋‚˜์š”? ์—์ด์ „์‹œ์—์„œ ์ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„๊นŒ์š”?
์ €๋งŒ์˜ ์ž‘์€ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์„ ๊ฐ–๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.ย ์ €์˜ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ์‹ค์ œ๋กœ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ดํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ„๋“ค์„ ์œ„ํ•ด ์ „์‹œ๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ˆ˜์—…๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.

9. What about in ten?

I will be living in my space and feeling small happiness with the people I love.

9. 10๋…„ ํ›„์—๋Š”์š”?
์ €์˜ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์—์„œ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ์†Œ์†Œํ•œ ํ–‰๋ณต์„ ๋Š๋ผ๋ฉฐ ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

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

I hope that my roots become stronger.ย Sometimes I lose confidence and feel depressed.
I hope that it will not break down easily even if it fails, and I want to be able tochallenge again.

10. ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๋กœ ๋ฌด์—‡์„ ์„ฑ์ทจํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๊ฐ€์š”?
์ €์˜ ๋ฟŒ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ•ํ•ด์ง€๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”.ย ๋•Œ๋•Œ๋กœ ์ž์‹ ๊ฐ์„ ์žƒ๊ณ  ์šฐ์šธํ•œ ๊ฐ์ •์— ๋น ์ ธ์žˆ์„ ๋•Œ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์‹คํŒจ์—๋„ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ๋ฌด๋„ˆ์ง€์ง€ ์•Š๊ณ  ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋„์ „ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ํž˜์ด ๊ฐ•ํ•ด์ง€๊ธธ ๋ฐ”๋ผ์š”.


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

Tofu! I like tofu dishes all.

11. ์ž, ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์—๊ฒŒ ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ์ธ๊ฐ„์ ์ธ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์„ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋“ค๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”. ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์Œ์‹์€ ๋ฌด์—‡์ธ๊ฐ€์š”?
๋‘๋ถ€! ๋‘๋ถ€์š”๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ชจ๋‘ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”.

12. Favourite book?

I like magazines called ‘Around’ which contain stories about daily life.

12. ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์ฑ…์€์š”?
์ผ์ƒ ์ฃผ๋ณ€์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋“ค์ด ๋‹ด๊ธด โ€˜์–ด๋ผ์šด๋“œโ€™๋ผ๋Š” ์žก์ง€๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I like ballads.

13. ์ œ์ผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์Œ์•…์žฅ๋ฅด๋Š”?
๋ฐœ๋ผ๋“œ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”.

14. What are your hobbies?

Walk. There is a small park not far from home, and I take a walk every leisure time.

14. ์ทจ๋ฏธ๋Š” ๋ฌด์—‡์ด์—์š”?
์‚ฐ์ฑ…, ์ง‘์—์„œ ๋ฉ€์ง€ ์•Š์€ ๊ณณ์— ์ž‘์€ ๊ณต์›์ด ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์—ฌ๊ฐ€์‹œ๊ฐ„๋งˆ๋‹ค ๊ทธ ๊ณณ์„ ์‚ฐ์ฑ…ํ•ด์š”.

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

If I was not an artist, I would have been in a general company.ย After work, I am going to art academy…..^ ^;;

15. ๋งŒ์•ฝ ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๊ฐ€ ์•„๋‹ˆ์—ˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์–ด๋–ค ์ผ์„ ํ–ˆ์„๊นŒ์š”?
์ผ๋ฐ˜ ํšŒ์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค.ย ํ‡ด๊ทผ ํ›„์—๋Š” ๋ฏธ์ˆ ํ•™์›์„ ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋ฉด์„œ…..^ ^;;