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

From Seoul, South Korea. I exactly don’t know what is my story but I always try to think and make my story. Now I’m drawing about NANA. NANA is a character who is a symbol of freedom. She represents me, someone or everyone in my paintings. She does what she want to do and say what want to say.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

It’s really difficult question. I think everything is beautiful, I don’t like to make some standard. Every day things change so I want to draw things just my view frankly.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Watercolor. I like the texture of brush. I can’t control it perfectly so they made some unexpected texture. It’s fun for me and I really like that.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I try to see something inspired, and think. I like analyze things and imagine the situation or space with my characters. It’s kind of scene. I make several scenes, it could be a story. I hope that my paintings have some flow, seem like a movie so I try to make a scene.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I inspired by movie, music and poem. There are lots of stories, and it’s interesting things that learn the others view. There are lots of hidden meaning. It makes that I have to consider the pros and cons differently. When I found something I can see the world more openly. It’s really helpful for me.

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

I do my art for free. It’s the only way I can make my own world. In my paintings, I can do everything and can say anything. So I can concentrate on myself. It makes my own philosophy. When I make my own stories more and more I can see the world more open because I have to think more expanded for legitimacy. It’s the most fun thing for me!

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7. Where did you study?

Graphic design.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?

I don’t know. Could be good working in an agency but I want to make my own studio. I want to make lots of books and goods so it would be good open studio.

9. What about in ten?

Well in ten, hope my studio going well 😀 But want to focus on my work more. I want to be a real painter and artist.

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

I want free with my art. I’m really afraid to express my feeling and thinking in the real world. There are so many things what I have to concern. So in my art, I want to be free for that, want to be real me.


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

Fruit. I really like it because it’s so fresh! But I really like to eat so I like almost every kind of food 🙂

12. Favourite book?

I love a writer who name is Kaneshiro Kabuki. He is Japanese and I really love his work. One of my favourite is ‘GO’. When I read it, make me feel fresh. They do what they want to do. Every character are quite clear and inexorable. I think I’m timid, it makes me feel free.

13. Favourite genre of music?

Rock especially garage rock, electronic and jazz. I enjoy listening some noisy music it makes me stressed out. When my ears are tired I listen to jazz and classic. I’m really open listener so I listen almost every genre of music but I don’t like Hiphop and R&B. It’s too oily for me. Haha.

14. What are your hobbies?

Watching movies and listening Music. I always searching new movie and music everyday, it’s really good when I find new interesting things. And it’s help for my work so I really enjoy watching movie and listening music.

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

A geologist I think. When I was 15, I watched National Geography which is about geology. There was a geologist who is really passion in his work. He was searching something in the desert everyday. I through it was very hard for him because he is really old. But he did for his passion. I think it’s really cool. So I want to be a geologist. It’s the only another occupation that I want to be.

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