Monday, February 09, 2009

Interview with Jinyoung Yu... 유진영.


i just made the long overdue post about the amazing korean sculptor, Jin-young Yu.
(i love her blog title : 억지 웃음, 가짜 설렘, 가식적 표정.)

i also helped Arrested Motion interview (& translate) her works.
(read the interview here)

here are my favorite shots... all the mess before the refinement:











just about when i got complacent about painting...
interviewing her and getting to know her "world" really was epiphanic.
for example, she did all that full-scale sculptural works in that tiny room above.
it's not her 'studio'. it's her sacrificed bedroom in her parents' house. O_O
and here i thought i'd need more space to make measly flat paintings!!

to be honest, i feel like i unknowingly treated my works as a "job".
maybe my last vestige from my efficiency-driven product designer days.
art does have a business side that can make you a little calculative.
i'm glad i caught myself before i got that bug.

i think i can let loose and be a little more free now.
and explore all possibilities without worrying.

5 comments:

  1. Oh thank you so much Stella for all theses informations. Now it's clear when I saw her working that ful-scale sculpture... yeah and thise worksho/bedroom it's crazy but on a way it reminds me Francis Bacon or Giacometti studio with the same anarchic and stuff all over. Have you got an idea where we can get thoses bookmarks?

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  2. This is amazing, thanks for sharing this! I feel now really ashamed bcause I feel trapped in my own room/studio, now I'm inspired watching that her room/studio is way more crazy than mine! hehehehe Now I only have to deal with 5 cats usually lurking around my things here o_O not very nice to work with 5 cats that can literally hang from the canvases like they're courtains!

    This is an amazing artist, I love the detailed yet simple look of the invisible people. Amazing!

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  3. oh cool. i never knew you had a blogspot!!!! your new stuff looks great. can't wait to see them in person.

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  4. Awesome post Stella
    very inspiring

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  5. What can i say??? But WOW, you are absolutely amazing! I found you on Daily Candy and will try and make the show in Seattle! You are now my favorite artist, i have to say! Will keep following your art... xo

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