Before Starry Night (40 x 30 x 1.5)
I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. I moved to Orlando, Florida when I was 12 years old. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute of Art in NYC.
The love and passion for art ran in my family for generations. My grandfather was a well-known architect in Korea. My grandmother was also highly artistic. My father is a renowned illustrator and painter. My mother, brother and cousins are fine artists, graphic designers, architects and writers. Thus I was born and raised around art. My parents saw that I had artistic talent and drive from a young age. During high school, I attended art portfolio classes in New York City every summer. This experience gave me a chance to attend the prestigious Pratt Institute of Art, where I was able to develop my own style and expand my artistic horizons.
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My artistic process entails designing functional objects while expressing dominant and sub-dominant relationships in any perspective. The movement and depth are captured in a still moment of clarity, forming a harmonic connection between the two.
From a line sketch, I focus on the moving lines to emphasize flow. After painting the sky and building up the stories from the background (sub-dominant), I am able to create a visual fantasy world. I choose one dominant color and mix it with others to suggest that there are many layers, stories and themes inside of one painting.
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