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

Hi! Iโ€™m Seung Chun a Korean-Canadian Illustrator + surface designer based in Brooklyn. I was born and raised in Seoul until fifth grade and immigrated to Canada. My family has no fear of moving to different countries, so my parents are now in Vietnam and Iโ€™m living my dream in New York. I came to college as a Fine Arts major and discovered my new passion for illustration during sophomore year.

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”! ๋ธŒ๋ฃฉํด๋ฆฐ์—์„œ ํ™œ๋™ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ ์”… ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์˜คํ•™๋…„๊นŒ์ง€ ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์‚ด๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์บ๋‚˜๋‹ค๋กœ ์ด๋ฏผ์„ ์˜ค๊ฒŒ๋˜์—ˆ๊ณ  ๊ทธ ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ๋งŽ์€๊ฒƒ์„ ๋ฐฐ์› ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธํ›„ ๋‰ด์š•์— ์™€์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ด์…˜ ์ „๊ณต์„ ํ•˜๊ฒŒ๋˜์–ด ๊ฟˆ์„ ํ‚ค์›Œ๊ฐ€๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I love to draw vibrant and fun characters. I also gained interest in surface design and self-teaching animation, so Iโ€™m starting to incorporate patterns and simple gifs in my illustrations.

์‹ ๋‚˜๊ณ  ๋ฐ์€ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด ์ฆ๊ฑฐ์šด ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ์œ„์ฃผ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ๊ณ  ์ตœ๊ทผ ํŒจํ„ด์ด๋‚˜ ์ง€ํ”„ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ์— ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ๊ด€์‹ฌ์„ ๊ฐ–๊ณ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Although I like to work both in gouache and digital, my current favorite medium is digital because it allows me to work in all places like on the subway or on vacation. I think Iโ€™m still on a journey to find a happy balance in between.

๊ณผ์Šˆ ํŽ˜์ธํŒ…๊ณผ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ๋กœ ์ž‘์—…์„ ์ฆ๊ฒจํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I usually start sketching on a sketchbook with a pencil, pen or anything I have at that moment and transfer that onto photoshop and finish up the coloring. During that process, I also get feedback from my friends because it really helps to clarify my concept and get advice that I would never think about.

๋จผ์ € ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋กœ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜๊ณ  ์Šค์บ”์„ ๋– ์„œ ํฌํ† ์ƒต์œผ๋กœ ์˜ฎ๊ฒจ ์ž‘์—…์„ ์™„์„ฑํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ์ค‘๊ฐ„์— ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค๊ณผ ํ”ผ๋“œ๋ฐฑ๋„ ๋ฐ›์œผ๋ฉด์„œ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ์‹œ๊ฐ์„ ์–ป๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Photography, museums, and friends impact hugely on my work. They give me a fresh look at ordinary objects or concepts.

์‚ฌ์ง„๊ณผ ๋ฏธ์ˆ ๊ด€ ๋˜๋Š” ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค์„ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋ฉฐ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์–ป๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

Art was ever with me since I was young. I’m fortunate to have a supportive family who went above and beyond to help me become a better artist. That was a big reason why I moved around so many countries and cities to attend art schools which allowed me to be surrounded by so many amazing artists and they inspire me 24/7. Also, art made me view people and the world differently. I became more accepting of things I would be hesitant before.

์ œ๊ฐ€ ์›ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐฉํ–ฅ์„ ํ•ญ์ƒ ์‘์›ํ•ด์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ฐ€์กฑ์ด ์žˆ์—ˆ๊ธฐ์— ์บ๋‚˜๋‹ค ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ณ ๋“ฑํ•™๊ต์™€ ๋‰ด์š•์—์„œ ๋ฏธ์ˆ ์„ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ• ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ๊ณ  ๊ทธ ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ๋งŽ์€ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค์„ ๋งŒ๋‚˜ ๋งค์ผ ์ข‹์€ ์˜ํ–ฅ์„ ๋ฐ›๊ณ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋˜ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๋กœ ์ธํ•ด ์—ด๋ฆฐ ์‹œ๊ฐ์œผ๋กœ ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


7. Where did you study?

I studied at the School of Visual Arts in BFA Illustration.

๋‰ด์š• School of Visual Arts ์—์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ด์…˜์„ ์ „๊ณต ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself working as a freelance illustrator and being able to work while traveling around the world.

์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๊ณณ์„ ์—ฌํ–‰๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋ฉฐ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋ Œ์„œ๋กœ ์ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

9. What about in ten?

I want to become a multi illustrator who does everything! Working on ad-projects, launching my own brand or doing exhibitions.

๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์ผ์„ ํ•˜๋Š” ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ณ ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ „์‹œ๋„ ์—ด๊ณ  ๊ด‘๊ณ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ๋„ ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๋˜ํ•œ ์ €์˜ ๋ธŒ๋žœ๋“œ๋ฅผ ๋Ÿฐ์นญํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

Being able to support myself fully haha. I just want people to be happy and get encourage by my art. That would make me more than exciting.

์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์–ป์€๊ฒƒ ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์–ธ์  ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๋„ ์ œ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ๋น„์Šทํ•œ ๊ธฐ๋ถ„์„ ๋Š๊ผˆ์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


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

Anything my mom cooks is the best food in the world! (and K-BBQ).

์—„๋งˆ ์Œ์‹๊ณผ ๋ฐ”๋น„ํ!

12. Favourite book?

The Butterfly of the Starts by Bernard Werber.

๋ฒ ๋ฅด๋‚˜๋ฅด ๋ฒ ๋ฅด๋ฒ ๋ฅด์˜ ํŒŒํ”ผ์šฉ

13. Favorite genre of music?

I have a broad music taste so it was hard to choose a favorite genre, but I recently saw David Bowie is an exhibition in Brooklyn Museum and started listening to his song again.

๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์Œ์•…์žฅ๋ฅด๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์„œ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋ฅผ ๊ณ ๋ฅด๊ธฐ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์–ด๋ ค์› ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ตœ๊ทผ David Bowie์˜ ์ „์‹œ๋ฅผ ๋ณด๊ณ  ๋‹ค์‹œ ๊ทธ์˜ ์Œ์•…์„ ์ฆ๊ฒจ๋“ฃ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

14. What are your hobbies?

As much as I love art, I love to travel and snowboard.

์—ฌํ–‰๊ณผ ์Šค๋…ธ์šฐ๋ณด๋“œ ํƒ€๊ธฐ.

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

Hm, I never thought of being something other than an artist, so it took me a while to answer. I guess I would be a blogger since I like to record my life on instagram story haha.

๋ฏธ์ˆ  ๋ง๊ณ ๋Š” ๋”ฑํžˆ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด ๋ณธ์ ์ด ์—†์–ด ๋Œ€๋‹ตํ•˜๊ธฐ ์˜ค๋ž˜๊ฑธ๋ ธ์ง€๋งŒ ์ผ์ƒํ–‰ํ™œ์„ ๊ธฐ๋กํ•˜๋Š”๊ฑธ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด ๋ธ”๋กœ๊ฑฐ๊ฐ€ ๋˜์—ˆ์„๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.