Instagram: @tabby.tabbies

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

Hi! I’m Soyeong Park and I’m working as a designer in Seoul. I love all kinds of animals with floppy furs. Amongst them, cats are my favorite (especially tabby cats) so that is why there are many cats that can be seen in my work!

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”. μ €λŠ” λ°•μ†Œμ˜(Soyeong)μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•œκ΅­μ—μ„œ νƒœμ–΄λ‚¬κ³ , ν˜„μž¬ μ„œμšΈμ—μ„œ λ””μžμ΄λ„ˆλ‘œ μΌν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 털이 λ³΅μŠ¬λ³΅μŠ¬ν•œ λͺ¨λ“  동물듀을 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³ , κ·Έ μ€‘μ—μ„œλ„ 고양이λ₯Ό κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μ„œ 제 μž‘ν’ˆμ—λŠ” 얼룩고양이가 자주 λ“±μž₯ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I draw animals that make us feel cosy and relax! Like cats and goldfishes. By simplifying the drawing, I intend to let the viewers imagine the situation. To express the stories and relationships clearly, I try hard to make a proper pose on each of my work. Also, I focus on choosing suitable colors because I count the harmony of colors as an important factor in showing the overall mood of my work.

μ €λŠ” 주둜 바라보면 ν‰μ˜¨ν•˜κ³  마음이 λͺ½κΈ€λͺ½κΈ€ λ”°λœ»ν•΄μ§€λŠ” 고양이와 κΈˆλΆ•μ–΄λ₯Ό 주제둜 그림을 그리고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μž‘ν’ˆμ„ λ‹¨μˆœν™”ν•˜μ—¬ ν‘œν˜„ν•΄ λ³΄λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ 상황에 λŒ€ν•΄ 상상할 수 μžˆλŠ” 여지λ₯Ό λ‚¨κ²¨λ‘λŠ” 것을 λ―Έν•™μœΌλ‘œ μƒκ°ν•˜κ³ , 그림에 λ‹΄κΈ΄ 이야기듀과 관계성이 잘 λ“œλŸ¬λ‚  수 μžˆλŠ” 포즈λ₯Ό κ·Έλ¦¬κΈ°μœ„ν•΄ λ…Έλ ₯ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ˜ν•œ 그림의 λΆ„μœ„κΈ°λ₯Ό μƒ‰κ°μ˜ μ‘°ν™”λ“€λ‘œ 전달할 수 μžˆλ‹€κ³  생각해 색을 μ‚¬μš©ν•˜λŠ”λ° λ§Žμ€ 고민을 ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I prefer using digital medium. It is easy to fix and it has relatively no burden of time, space, material on trying various of my work. I use “procreate” app on iPad to sketch the blueprint and concrete the shape by photo and illustration program.

주둜 디지털 μž‘μ—…μ„ μ΄μš©ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œμ˜ procreateλ₯Ό 톡해 아이디어 μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜ μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•˜κ³ , ν¬ν† μƒ΅μ΄λ‚˜ 일러슀트 ν”„λ‘œκ·Έλž¨μœΌλ‘œ ꡬ체화 μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 디지털 μž‘μ—…μ€ μˆ˜μ •μ΄ νŽΈν•˜κ³ , μ—¬λŸ¬ 가지 λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ μ‹œλ„λ₯Ό ν•˜λŠ”λ° μ‹œκ°„, 곡간, 재료의 뢀담이 μ—†μ–΄μ„œ μ„ ν˜Έν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I carry an iPad and memo the structure, pose, and color whenever inspiration strikes me. I usually sketch my paint on/off the way to go work. After the sketch, I use photoshop and an illustration program to trim my draw. To simplify my work, I focus on the curve of the line and combination of nearby colors.

ν‰μƒμ‹œμ— μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œλ₯Ό λ“€κ³  λ‹€λ‹ˆλ©° 그림의 κ΅¬λ„λ‚˜ 포즈, 색감이 λ– μ˜€λ₯Ό λ•Œλ§ˆλ‹€ κΈ°λ‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 주둜 μΆœν‡΄κ·ΌκΈΈ μ§€ν•˜μ²  μ•ˆμ—μ„œ 아이디어 μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜ μž‘μ—…μ„ 많이 ν•˜λŠ” 편이고, 이후 그림을 닀듬을 λ•ŒλŠ” 포토샡 λ˜λŠ” 일러슀트 ν”„λ‘œκ·Έλž¨μ„ μ΄μš©ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν˜•νƒœλ₯Ό λ‹¨μˆœν™”μ‹œμΌœ μž‘μ—…ν•˜κΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμ— ν…Œλ‘λ¦¬μ˜ 곑선, 면이 λ§žλ‹ΏλŠ” μƒ‰κ°μ˜ 쑰화에 λ§Žμ€ 곡을 λ“€μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

I am inspired by daily subjects like street cats, goldfishes raised by my mom, and colors that I found by chance. Recently, I got inspired by animal pictures or videos posted on Youtube and SNS.

κΈΈμ—μ„œ λ§Œλ‚œ κ³ μ–‘μ΄λ‚˜ μ–΄λ¨Έλ‹ˆκ°€ ν‚€μš°λŠ” λ¬Όκ³ κΈ°λ“€, μ£Όλ³€μ—μ„œ μš°μ—°νžˆ 찾은 예쁜 색감듀 λ“± 일상적인 λΆ€λΆ„μ—μ„œ λ§Žμ€ μ˜κ°μ„ μ–»μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ΅œκ·Όμ—λŠ” SNS에 μ˜¬λΌμ˜€λŠ” 고양이 사진듀, 유투브의 고양이 μ˜μƒλ“€μ—μ„œλ„ μ˜κ°μ„ μ–»κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

Art gave me joy and relaxation in my life. It gave me a chance to value the world. By enjoying other artist’s work it gave a whole new vision of approaching the world in a variety of perspectives.

μ €μ—κ²Œ μžˆμ–΄ μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ μ‚Άμ—μ„œ 즐거움과 μ—¬μœ λ₯Ό μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λ©΄μ„œ 주변을 μ’€ 더 μ†Œμ€‘ν•˜κ²Œ 바라볼 수 있게 λ˜μ—ˆκ³ , μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μž‘κ°€λ‹˜λ“€μ˜ μž‘ν’ˆλ“€μ„ 감상 ν•  λ•Œλ©΄ λ‚΄κ°€ μ•„λ‹Œ λ‹€λ₯Έ μ‚¬λžŒμ˜ μ‹œμ„ μ—μ„œ 세상을 바라볼 수 있게 λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

7. Where did you study?

I majored in Housing & Interior design in Chung-Ang university. Even if I’m designing in a different field, I could learn how to send my thought design and persuade through my work.

μ€‘μ•™λŒ€ν•™κ΅μ˜ μ‹€λ‚΄ν™˜κ²½λ””μžμΈ(Housing & Interior design)을 μ „κ³΅ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ§€κΈˆμ€ 전곡과 λ‹€λ₯Έ λΆ„μ•Όμ˜ λ””μžμΈμ„ ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ§€λ§Œ, μƒκ°ν•œ 것을 μ‹€ν˜„ν•  수 μžˆλ„λ‘ ꡬ체적으둜 λ””μžμΈν•˜λŠ” λ°©λ²•μ΄λ‚˜ μž‘ν’ˆμ— 섀득λ ₯을 λ‹΄λŠ” 과정을 배울 수 μžˆμ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I’m not really sure but I dream I could have my own working space so I can try the things that I haven’t done before.

아직 ν™•μ‹ ν•  수 μ—†μ§€λ§Œ, 5λ…„ ν›„μ—λŠ” μž‘μ—… 곡간이 λ”°λ‘œ μƒκ²¨μ„œ 더 λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ μ‹œλ„λ₯Ό ν•  수 있게 되기λ₯Ό 꿈꾸고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

9. What about in ten?

Ten year is too far away for me but I wish to launch my own prop shop or cafe named after Tabby. Tabbies so I can communicate with many people.  

10λ…„ ν›„λŠ” λ„ˆλ¬΄ λ©€κ²Œ λŠκ»΄μ§€μ§€λ§Œ, κ·Έμ―€μ—λŠ” tabby.tabbies μ΄λ¦„μœΌλ‘œ μ†Œν’ˆμƒ΅μ΄λ‚˜ 카페λ₯Ό μ°¨λ € 더 λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€κ³Ό λ§Œλ‚˜κ³  이야기 ν•  수 μžˆμ—ˆμœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

I want to share how I feel through my art. Through my art I want to make people comfort and relaxation.

μ œκ°€ 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λ©΄μ„œ λŠλ‚€ 감정듀을 그림을 λ³΄λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒλ“€κ³Ό κ³΅μœ ν•˜κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그림을 톡해 μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ 즐거움과 재미, μ—¬μœ λ‘œμ›€κ³Ό ν‰μ•ˆν•¨μ„ λŠλ‚„ 수 μžˆλ„λ‘ λ§Œλ“€κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

My favorite food is non-greasy Korean foods. Among them my favorite is Kimchi stew with pork in it.

μ €λŠ” λ‹΄λ°±ν•œ ν•œμ‹μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έ 쀑 돼지고기λ₯Ό 넣은 κΉ€μΉ˜μ°Œκ°œλ₯Ό κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

12. Favourite book?

My favorite book is Momo_ Michael Ende, Das parfum_ Patrick Suskind, The  Great Gatsby_ F.Scott Fitzgerald.

β€˜λͺ¨λͺ¨_Michael Ende’, β€˜ν–₯수_Patrick Suskind’, β€˜μœ„λŒ€ν•œ κ°œμΈ λΉ„_F. Scott Fitzgerald’λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

13. Favourite genre of music? 

I usually listen Henry Mancini’s movie ost, Bossa Nova, and Jazz. I occasionally listen rock music. The 1975 is my favorite rock band!

기뢄에 따라 μ—¬λŸ¬ μž₯λ₯΄μ˜ μŒμ•…μ„ λ“£μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 주둜 μž”μž”ν•œ μŒμ•…μ΄ λ“£κ³  싢을 λ•ŒλŠ”, Henry Mancini의 μ˜ν™”μŒμ•…κ³Ό 보사노바, 재즈 μž₯λ₯΄λ₯Ό ν‹€κ³ , 가끔은 둝 μŒμ•…λ„ λ“£μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” 둝 λ°΄λ“œλŠ” The 1975μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

14. What are your hobbies? 

I love handy activities like making figures with sculpey clay, sewing art,and playing piano. 

μŠ€μ»¬ν”Όμ ν† λ‘œ ν”Όκ·œμ–΄ λ§Œλ“€κΈ°, λ°”λŠμ§ˆ, ν”Όμ•„λ…Έμ—°μ£Ό λ“± 손을 μ›€μ§μ΄λŠ” ν™œλ™μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

I love handy activities like making figures with Sculpey clay, sewing art,and playing piano.Β 

μ˜ˆμˆ κ°€κ°€ λ˜μ§€ μ•Šμ•˜λ‹€λ©΄, λ‹€λ₯Έ μž‘ν’ˆλ“€μ„ μ†Œκ°œν•˜κ³  νŒλ§€ν•˜λŠ” 일을 ν•˜μ§€ μ•Šμ•˜μ„κΉŒ? μƒκ°ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.