김민주 Kim Min Joo
I’m very excited to introduce Kim Min Joo, a Korean artist. We first saw her art work at http://www.artspace-hyun.co.kr and were immediately drawn to her subject matter as well as her style for this series of paintings. Take a look, I think you’ll agree, she has a voice of her own and her artwork stands out in a crowded pool of incredible artists here in Korea.
Interview Status: We’re so very happy to provide our first official interview. We’d like to take the time to thank Kim Min Joo for allowing us a glimpse into a the mind of an artist.
1) What are your favorite art pieces in this series and why?
” I like all of my pieces because I draw whenever I want to draw.
But I think I don’t have the piece which I really am satisfied.
I have to try more. ”
2) What are the themes of your art work?
3) What inspired you to start these art works?
” One hot day, I was just looking at fish(without thinking) which were swimming in the water. At that moment, I experienced that I couldn’t tell whether I am the Fish or the Fish is me. I started to draw these series while I was feeling like I was swimming in the water and that I was the one who broke through the boundary. ”
4) Please tell us about your personal background. Which city were you born? Which university did you attend? What was your major? Anything else you’d like to share with us?
” I was born in Seoul. I graduated from Seoul National University major in Oriental painting. I have bachelors and a masters degree in Oriental painting . ”
5) When did you know you were interested in art?
” I always liked to draw paintings when I was young, I was always interested in Art. ”
6) What do you love most about art?
” I like all parts of Art, I am always impressed and admire it. ”
7) What inspires you to create a new design?
” I try to be interested in very small parts when I’m living, I think I am not a sensitive, dedicated person, especially when I am drawing traditional oriental paintings these days. ”
8) Tell us how your designs are created from the beginning to the end. Is there a specific process you use?
” Most I use changJi which is A Korean paper. This is thicker than Chinese drawing paper and I can put on more, so I can do expressions which are of high density. At first, I do the process kind of coating called ” agyoposu ” which means ‘glue catcher or glue gunner’ -> I build up coloring using flour color. ”
9) What advice can you give to other artists?
” well..^^ ”
10) Who has influenced you the most and how?
” It’s hard to say one person because I am affected by many places here and there. All people have their good sides and bad sides. ”
Bernard Pivot Questions:
If god exists, what would you like him or her to say to you when you see him or her?
” I would like to see just smiling without saying.
What sound do you love?
” I like sounds related water- tide sound, rainfall falling on the water, the sound that makes flutters. (flutter kicks) ”
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?”
” I want to be a writer. I really love books, but I am not good at writing. ”
What is your favorite word?”
” Walking around, rest, talking. ”
What is your favorite curseword?”
” babo (light hearted version of idiot) ”
What turns you on?”
” friends ”
What turns you off?”
” errand ”
What sound or noise do you hate?”
” scolding ”