Instagram: @yeni__kim


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

Hello, my name is Yeni Kim and I am a paper artist based in Seoul, South Korea. I also work as an illustrator and art director. I enjoyed crafting and drawing since I was young and I am still devoted to creating and designing things that make our world beautiful. I recently created a craft studio named MARCH to leverage my experience in the field. I plan to work with talented artists on interesting projects like video and product development.

λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 이야기λ₯Ό λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”. μ–΄λ””μ„œ μ™”λ‚˜μš”?
μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”, μ €λŠ” ν•œκ΅­ μ„œμšΈμ— μ‚΄κ³ μžˆλŠ” 페이퍼 μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈ Yeni Kim μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 페이퍼 μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈ 외에도 μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°, μ•„νŠΈλ””λ ‰ν„°λ‘œλ„ ν™œλ™ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”. μ–΄λ Έμ„λ•ŒλΆ€ν„° λ§Œλ“€κ³  κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ”κ±Έ μ’‹μ•„ν–ˆκ³ , μ§€κΈˆλ„ μ—¬μ „νžˆ λ§Œλ“€κ³  λ””μžμΈν•˜λ©° 세상을 μ•„λ¦„λ‹΅κ²Œ ν•˜λŠ” 것듀에 λͺ°λ‘ν•˜λ©° 지내고 μžˆμ–΄μš”. μ΅œκ·Όμ—λŠ” κ·Έλ™μ•ˆμ˜ κ²½ν—˜μ„ λ°”νƒ•μœΌλ‘œ MARCH λΌλŠ” μ΄λ¦„μ˜ CRAFT STUDIOλ₯Ό λ§Œλ“€μ—ˆλŠ”λ°μš”, μ•žμœΌλ‘œλŠ” 각 λΆ„μ•Όμ˜ 재λŠ₯μžˆλŠ” μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈλ“€κ³Όλ„ ν˜‘μ—…ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ μ˜μƒμ΄λ‚˜ μƒν’ˆ 개발처럼 μ’€ 더 λ‹€μ–‘ν•˜κ³  μž¬λ―ΈμžˆλŠ” ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλ₯Ό ν•΄λ³Ό μ˜ˆμ •μ΄μ—μš”.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

My studio focuses on work pieces that embody the feeling of warmth. I use warm and robust colors that help me create heart-warming stories through my art. To achieve this, I work on a manual hand cutting method which can seem a bit erratic, but it ultimately delivers a very human and sensory message. As a next step, I would like to work on humorous and playful art pieces that can be more approachable without looking serious or formal.

λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 미학에 λŒ€ν•΄ λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”.
μ•žμ—μ„œ μ†Œκ°œν•œ μ €μ˜ μŠ€νŠœλ””μ˜€ μ΄λ¦„μ²˜λŸΌ(3μ›”) μ €λŠ” λ”°λœ»ν•œ λ΄„κ³Ό 같은 μž‘μ—…μ„ μΆ”κ΅¬ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”. λ”°λœ»ν•˜λ©΄μ„œλ„ λ‹€μ±„λ‘œμš΄ μ»¬λŸ¬λ“€μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³ , κ·Έ μ•ˆμ—λŠ” κ·€μ—½κ³  λ”°λœ»ν•œ μŠ€ν† λ¦¬κ°€ λ‹΄κ²¨μžˆλŠ”κ²ƒμ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ 쑰금 μ‚λš«μ§€λ§Œ 인간적이고 감성이 λŠκ»΄μ§€λŠ” ν•Έλ“œμ»·νŒ…λ°©μ‹ (μˆ˜μž‘μ—…)으둜 μž‘μ—…ν•˜κ³  μžˆλ‹΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ„ˆλ¬΄ μ§„μ§€ν•˜κ³  μ‹¬μ˜€ν•œ μž‘μ—…λ³΄λ‹€λŠ”, λˆ„κ΅¬μ—κ²Œλ‚˜ νŽΈμ•ˆν•˜κ²Œ λ‹€κ°€κ°ˆ 수 있고 보고 있으면 피식 μ›ƒμŒμ΄ λ‚˜λŠ” μœ λ¨ΈλŸ¬μŠ€ν•œ μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μš”.

3. What is your favorite medium and why?

Currently our main material is paper. We create three-dimensional artwork by treating paper with various techniques. I started out my career as an illustrator who painted with color pencils, but I always struggled to find my own new and fresh work style. One day, I drew on a piece of paper and added dimension to it by cutting it out. I felt that this gave life to the drawing that was trapped inside one dimension. I was fascinated by the charm of space and sense of depth after this discovery and eventually developed my current work style. There are many reasons why I chose paper as my material. I liked the familiarity of paper, its ability to transform into infinite shapes, and the light solidness of it. Better yet paper comes in countless colors and I often start experimenting with colors when I want to generate a new idea.

당신이 κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μž‘μ—… νˆ΄μ€ λ¬΄μ—‡μΈκ°€μš”? μ΄μœ λŠ”μš”?
ν˜„μž¬ μ €μ˜ 메인 μ†Œμž¬λŠ” β€˜μ’…μ΄β€™ μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 κ·Έ 쒅이λ₯Ό μ—¬λŸ¬κ°€μ§€ λ°©μ‹μœΌλ‘œ 닀루어 β€˜μž…μ²΄μ μΈβ€™ μ•„νŠΈμ›μ„ λ§Œλ“€κ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”. 사싀 μ²˜μŒμ—λŠ” μƒ‰μ—°ν•„λ‘œ 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°λ‘œ μ‹œμž‘μ„ ν•˜μ˜€λŠ”λ° 늘 μƒˆλ‘­κ³  μ‹ μ„ ν•œ μ €λ§Œμ˜ μž‘μ—…λ°©μ‹μ— λŒ€ν•œ 고민이 μžˆμ—ˆμ–΄μš”. 그러던 μ–΄λŠλ‚  쒅이에 κ·Έλ¦° 그림을 였렀 μž…μ²΄ ν˜•νƒœλ‘œ λ§Œλ“€μ–΄λ³΄μ•˜λŠ”λ° ν‰λ©΄μ•ˆμ— κ°‡ν˜€μžˆλ˜ 그림듀이 마치 μ‚΄μ•„ μ›€μ§μ΄λŠ” λ“―ν•œ λŠλ‚Œμ„ λ°›μ•˜μ–΄μš”. κ·Έ λ’€λ‘œ 곡간감과 μž…μ²΄κ°μ΄ μ£ΌλŠ” 맀λ ₯에 ν‘Ή λΉ μ Έ μ§€κΈˆμ˜ μž‘μ—…λ°©μ‹μœΌλ‘œ λ°œμ „ν•˜κ²Œ λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.
쒅이λ₯Ό μ„ νƒν•˜κ²Œ 된 κ³„κΈ°λŠ” μ—¬λŸ¬κ°€μ§€κ°€ μžˆλŠ”λ°μš”, μ €μ—κ²Œ 맀우 μΉœμˆ™ν•œ μ†Œμž¬μ΄λ©΄μ„œ λ¬΄κΆλ¬΄μ§„ν•œ ν˜•νƒœλ‘œ 변신이 κ°€λŠ₯ν•˜λ‹€λŠ”μ , κ°€λ²Όμš°λ©΄μ„œλ„ κ²¬κ³ ν•˜λ‹€λŠ” 점이 λ§ˆμŒμ— λ“€μ—ˆμ–΄μš”. 또 아름닡고 λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ μ»¬λŸ¬λ“€μ΄ μžˆμ–΄ 아이디어가 λ– μ˜€λ₯΄μ§€ μ•Šμ„λ•ŒλŠ” μ’…μ΄μ˜ μ»¬λŸ¬λΆ€ν„° μ„ μ •ν•  λ•Œλ„ μžˆλ‹΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

When I get an idea in mind, I start with sketches, drawings, or simply start cutting. Next step is the stereoscopic process, which takes the most time and effort and is the hardest part of the entire workflow. Consequently, I go through a shoot at the studio and process the color correction on a computer as a final step.

λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 예술적 μ°½μž‘ 과정은 μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ λ˜λ‚˜μš”?
아이디어가 λ– μ˜€λ₯΄λ©΄ μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜λ₯Ό ν•˜κ±°λ‚˜ 도면을 λ§Œλ“€κ³ , λ•Œλ‘œλŠ” κ·Έλƒ₯ 즉ν₯적으둜 쒅이λ₯Ό μ˜€λ €λ‚˜κ°€κΈ°λ„ ν•΄μš”. κ·Έ λ‹€μŒ μž…μ²΄ μž‘μ—…μ— κ°€μž₯ λ§Žμ€ μ‹œκ°„κ³Ό λ…Έλ ₯을 λ“€μ΄λŠ”λ°, 전체 ν”„λ‘œμ„ΈμŠ€ 쀑에 κ°€μž₯ νž˜λ“  κ³Όμ •μ΄λžλ‹ˆλ‹€. μž…μ²΄ μž‘μ—…μ΄ μ™„μ„±λ˜λ©΄ μŠ€νŠœλ””μ˜€μ— κ°€μ„œ μ΄¬μ˜μ„ ν•˜κ³ , μ»΄ν“¨ν„°λ‘œ 색감 보정같은 ν›„λ°˜μž‘μ—…μ„ 거쳐 μ΅œμ’… 완성이 λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Photos taken on trips, fabulous work by artists in various fields, interior and design books, and chats with my husband before bedtime.

μ–΄λ–€ 것듀이 λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ μž‘μ—…μ— μ˜κ°μ„ μ£Όλ‚˜μš”?
μ—¬ν–‰ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ 찍은 사진듀, λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ λΆ„μ•Ό μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈλ“€μ˜ 멋진 μž‘μ—…λ“€, μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄λ‚˜ λ””μžμΈ μ„œμ λ“€, μž λ“€κΈ°μ „ λ‚¨νŽΈκ³Όμ˜ μˆ˜λ‹€, 그리고 μžλ©΄μ„œ κΎΈλŠ” λͺ½ν™˜μ μΈ κΏˆλ“€

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

Everything in my daily life seems to be connected to art. My artwork always lingers in my head and I search for places that bring me inspiration every day. As an artist I can’t be fully satisfied with the quality of products or restaurants if they don’t visually appeal to me.

μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ μ‚Άμ—μ„œ μ–΄λ–€ 역할을 ν•˜λ‚˜μš”? 그리고 당신이 세상을 λ³΄λŠ” 관점에 μ–΄λ–€ λ³€ν™”λ₯Ό μ£Όλ‚˜μš”?
저같은 κ²½μš°μ—λŠ” λͺ¨λ“  일상이 예술과 μ—°κ²°λ˜μ–΄ μžˆλŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. 머릿속엔 항상 μž‘μ—…μ— λŒ€ν•œ 생각이 맴돌고 있고, μΌμƒμ—μ„œλ„ 늘 μ˜κ°μ„ μ£ΌλŠ” 곳을 μ°Ύμ•„ λ‹€λ…€μš”. μ•„λ¬΄λž˜λ„ μ˜ˆμˆ μ„ ν•˜λ‹€λ³΄λ‹ˆ 아무리 쒋은 μƒν’ˆμ΄λ‚˜ 맛집이더라도 미적인 뢀뢄이 μΆ©μ‘±λ˜μ§€ μ•ŠμœΌλ©΄ 잘 λ§Œμ‘±μ„ λͺ»ν•˜λŠ” νŽΈμ΄μ—μš”. 또 μ™ λ§ŒνΌ μž˜μƒκΈ΄ λ‚¨μžλ₯Ό 봐도 큰 감ν₯이 μ—†λ‹€λ˜μ§€, 혼자 μžˆμ–΄λ„ 이것저것 κ΄€μ°°ν•˜κ³  μƒκ°ν•˜λŠλΌ μ‹¬μ‹¬ν•˜μ§€κ°€ μ•Šλ‹€λ˜μ§€.. κ·ΈλŸ¬κ³ λ³΄λ‹ˆ 예술이 제 인생에 큰 영ν–₯을 끼치고 μžˆμ—ˆκ΅°μš”!


7. Where did you study?

I majored in crafts and fashion marketing at Seoul Women’s University (SWU) in Seoul, Korea.

μ–΄λ””μ„œ κ³΅λΆ€ν–ˆλ‚˜μš”?
ν•œκ΅­ μ„œμšΈμ— μžˆλŠ” μ„œμšΈμ—¬μžλŒ€ν•™κ΅(SWU)μ—μ„œ 곡예 그리고 νŒ¨μ…˜ λ§ˆμΌ€νŒ…μ„ 전곡 ν•˜μ˜€μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

I hope to work in close collaboration with a global brand. If I get a chance, I may go to New York to pursue art studies that have been long in my plans and work at the same time.

5λ…„ 후에 당신은 μ–΄λ–€ λͺ¨μŠ΅μΌκ±°λΌ μƒκ°ν•˜λ‚˜μš”? μ—μ΄μ „μ‹œμ—μ„œ μΌν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„κΉŒμš”?
μ•„λ§ˆ κΈ€λ‘œλ²Œ λΈŒλžœλ“œμ™€μ˜ 멋진 μ½œλΌλ³΄λ ˆμ΄μ…˜μ„ μœ„ν•΄ κ³„μ†ν•΄μ„œ λ…Έλ ₯ν•˜λ©° μž‘μ—…ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„κ²ƒ κ°™μ•„μš”. κΈ°νšŒκ°€ λœλ‹€λ©΄ λ‰΄μš•μ—μ„œ 이전뢀터 κ³„νšν–ˆλ˜ 곡뢀λ₯Ό ν•˜λ©° 일을 λ³‘ν–‰ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„μ§€λ„ λͺ¨λ₯΄κ² λ„€μš”. μƒκ°λ§Œ 해도 μ„€λ ˆμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€!

9. What about in ten?

I want to create beautiful work places around the world. I would love to share these spaces with travelers and artists so we could exchange stories and interesting information.

10λ…„ ν›„μ—λŠ”μš”?
세계 곳곳에 예쁜 μž‘μ—…κ³΅κ°„λ“€μ„ λ§Œλ“€κ³  λͺ‡λ‹¬μ”© λŒμ•„κ°€λ©° κ±°μ£Όν•˜λ©΄μ„œ μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μš”. μ œκ°€ κ±°μ£Όν•˜μ§€ μ•ŠλŠ”λ™μ•ˆμ€ λ‹€λ₯Έ μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈλ‚˜ μ—¬ν–‰μžλ“€κ³Ό κ³΅μœ ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ μ„œλ‘œμ˜ 이야기도 λ“£κ³  정보도 κ³΅μœ ν•˜λ©° 지내고 μ‹Άμ–΄μš”.

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

Once someone told me that they could feel that I grew up in a loving environment after seeing my artwork. I didn’t think about it until then but after hearing this comment a few times I realized that I am very loved and am cared for by people around me. There is an adage that says that love can only be shared by someone who was loved. If our society continues this positive trend, I want to contribute to it and share back the love I have received through my artwork. I see it as my mission to contribute to society by creating a lot of heartwarming art.

λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 예술둜 무엇을 μ„±μ·¨ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άμ€κ°€μš”?
μ–Έμ  κ°€ 제 μž‘μ—…μ„ 보고 μ‚¬λž‘μ„ 많이 λ°›κ³  μžλž€ μ‚¬λžŒ κ°™λ‹€λŠ” μ–˜κΈ°λ₯Ό ν•΄μ€€ 뢄이 μžˆμ—ˆμ–΄μš”. κ·Έμ „κΉŒμ§€λŠ” νŠΉλ³„νžˆ 그런 생각을 ν•˜μ§€ λͺ»ν–ˆλŠ”데 κ·Έ λ’€λ‘œ μ—¬λŸ¬λ²ˆ 같은 μ–˜κΈ°λ₯Ό λ“£κ³ λ‚˜μ„œ μ œκ°€ μ£Όλ³€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ—κ²Œ κ·Έλ™μ•ˆ λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λž‘κ³Ό 관심을 λ°›μ•˜λ‹€λŠ”κ±Έ κΉ¨λ‹¬μ•˜μ£ . λˆ„κ΅°κ°€μ—κ²Œ μ‚¬λž‘μ„ λ°›μ•„λ³Έ μ‚¬λžŒλ§Œμ΄ 또 λ‹€λ₯Έμ‚¬λžŒμ—κ²Œ μ‚¬λž‘μ„ λ² ν’€ 수 μžˆλ‹€κ³  ν•˜μž–μ•„μš”. κ·Έλ ‡κ²Œ κ³„μ†ν•΄μ„œ μ‚¬νšŒκ°€ μ„ ν•˜κ²Œ 흘러갈 수 μžˆλ‹€λ©΄ μ € λ˜ν•œ μ œκ°€ λ°›μ•„μ˜¨ λ”°λœ»ν•œ μ‚¬λž‘μ„ μž‘μ—…μ„ 톡해 μ‚¬νšŒμ— λ‹€μ‹œ μ „λ‹¬ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μš”. 아직 λΆ€μ‘±ν•œ 점이 λ§Žμ§€λ§Œ, μ•žμœΌλ‘œ λ”°λœ»ν•œ 영ν–₯λ ₯을 쀄 수 μžˆλŠ” μž‘μ—…μ„ 많이 ν•΄μ„œ μ‚¬νšŒμ— μ‘°κΈˆμ΄λ‚˜λ§ˆ 보탬이 λ˜λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ 되고 μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


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

I am a chocolate enthusiast.

자,μš°λ¦¬μ—κ²Œ λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 인간적인 뢀뢄을 쑰금 λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”. 당신이 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μŒμ‹μ€ λ¬΄μ—‡μΈκ°€μš”?
μ €λŠ” μ΄ˆμ½œλ¦Ώμ„ μ‚¬λž‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

12. Favourite book?

I like β€œhow-to” books. Psychology, cooking, interior design, success stories and others. Since I work as an artist I don’t get many chances to experience social life naturally like other office workers, so I try learning through real world interactions and reading great books.

제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μ±…μ€μš”?
μ €λŠ” μ‹€μƒν™œμ— 도움이 λ˜λŠ” μ‹€μš©μ„œλ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”. 심리학, μš”λ¦¬, μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄, μ œν…Œν¬, μ„±κ³΅μŠ€ν† λ¦¬ λ“± 가리지 μ•Šκ³  λ‹€μ–‘ν•˜κ²Œ μ½μ–΄μš”. μž‘κ°€λ‘œ μƒν™œν•˜λ‹€λ³΄λ‹ˆ 직μž₯μΈλ“€μ²˜λŸΌ μ‚¬νšŒμƒν™œμ„ 톡해 μžμ—°μŠ€λŸ½κ²Œ 터득할 κΈ°νšŒκ°€ λ§Žμ§€ μ•Šμ•„μ„œ 책을 톡해 λΆ€μ‘±ν•œ 지식을 μ±„μš°κ³  λͺ°λžλ˜ 세상을 λ°°μš°λ©΄μ„œ μžκΈ°κ°œλ°œμ— νž˜μ“°κ³  μžˆλ‹΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I usually listen to jazz or electronic music when I work.

제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μŒμ•…μž₯λ₯΄λŠ”?
μž‘μ—…μ„ ν• λ•ŒλŠ” 집쀑을 μœ„ν•΄ 가사가 μ—†λŠ” μž¬μ¦ˆλ‚˜ μΌλ ‰νŠΈλ‘œλ‹‰ μŒμ•…μ„ 주둜 λ“€μ–΄μš”.

14. What are your hobbies?

I love visiting interior design shops or flower shops and watching educational YouTube videos. These could be ordinary activities for some people but they make me happy.

μ·¨λ―ΈλŠ” λ¬΄μ—‡μ΄μ—μš”?
μΉœκ΅¬μ™€ μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄ μ†Œν’ˆμƒ΅μ΄λ‚˜ Flower Shopκ΅¬κ²½ν•˜κΈ°, YouTube둜 κ΄€μ‹¬μžˆλŠ” κ°•μ˜λ³΄κΈ°. λˆ„κ΅°κ°€μ—κ² ν‰λ²”ν•œ μΌμƒμΌμˆ˜λ„ μžˆμ§€λ§Œ μ €μ—κ²ŒλŠ” 이런 일상같은 취미듀이 행볡을 μ€€λ‹΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

Interior designer. I think that living space is very important and interior designers have a fantastic job because they get to design beautiful living spaces for people. For the time being, I am learning the ropes of interior design as a hobby, but one day I want to not only design my own place but also help my friends design theirs as well.

λ§Œμ•½ 당신이 μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈκ°€ μ•„λ‹ˆμ—ˆλ‹€λ©΄ μ–΄λ–€ 일을 ν–ˆμ„κΉŒμš”?
μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄λ””μžμ΄λ„ˆ. μ‚¬λžŒμ—κ²Œ λ¨Έλ¬΄λŠ” 곡간이 맀우 μ€‘μš”ν•˜λ‹€κ³  μƒκ°ν•˜λŠ”λ°μš”, 아름닡고 λ¨Έλ¬Όκ³  싢은 곡간을 κΈ°νšν•˜λŠ” μΈν…Œλ¦¬μ–΄ λ””μžμ΄λ„ˆλŠ” 정말 멋진 μ§μ—…κ°™μ•„μš”. μ§€κΈˆμ€ κ·Έλƒ₯ 취미처럼 자료λ₯Ό μˆ˜μ§‘ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ§€λ§Œ μ–Έμ  κ°€ μ‹€λ ₯이 μŒ“μ΄λ©΄ 제 곡간뿐 μ•„λ‹ˆλΌ μ§€μΈμ˜ κ³΅κ°„κΉŒμ§€ λ©‹μ§€κ²Œ κΎΈλ©°μ£Όκ³  μ‹Άλ„€μš”!

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