From Mokpo, South Korea
Based in Seoul, South Korea
"The beginning of my « art story » started with a little classic western art book offered by her parents when she was a kid"
A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?
O: I am a figurative South Korean artist (b.1981 - Mokpo | South Korea) living and working in Seoul. Art Director first then full-time artist since 2022.
The beginning of my « art story » started with a little classic western art book offered by her parents when she was a kid and then a couple of years later she graduated from Incheon University with a Major in Fine art.
A: What inspires you the most?
O: Impressionist and Expressionist art, contemporary film, and fashion
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?
O: I usually go to my studio as soon as I wake up in the morning. Sketch when I’m most alert.
I try to work in a calm state, free of emotional agitation, so that I can focus on the beautiful harmony of colors
A: What would you recommend to someone new to art (an artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
O: I think the first thing is to see a lot of good work and realize what you like.
A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?
O: Beautiful, Sensual, Self-expressive
A: The best angle to look at art is from ...?
O: An open and honest gaze
A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ...?
O:Art doesn't have to be perfect
A: Must-read books to help us talk about art (or do we even need them)?
O: Any biography of your favorite artist is good
A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
O: I'd like to see more diverse work that doesn't follow trends.
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art).
O: “When I eat a tomato I look at it the way anyone else would. But when I paint a tomato, then I see it differently.” - Henri Matisse