AUSTER SITS DOWN WITH THE ARTIST OF THIS MONTH'S NKTR BOX:
Fine artist and illustrator, Sunga Park, tells us about the ins and outs
of her creative process. The Korean artist now living in
Thailand tells us who she is as an artist, creative and individual.
A: Who are you? How would you describe yourself.
and to live in a slightly different way than the others do.
feeling sad or depressed or what specific emotion?
artists to the corner of extremely emotional situations. So much great music,
literature and art was born in pain but it doesn’t work all the time.
My architectural watercolor works also started from the emotion when I feel
longing for things I can’t be with. Filling in my emptiness with my imagination.
When I’m traveling, I’m getting the best ideas normally.
A: What's the worst idea you've ever come up with?
with it.So my ideas have never been so bad at the stage of brainstorming
even if they could produce some bad results after all.
requests until now and I’d say that I have been so lucky with that.
beautiful painting hanging on a wall in a way. I think the definition of ‘Paradise’
we can imagine is too idealistic or relative.
time to time to make me happy. But I liked to see how my brother played
digital games and I also played some games which have nice graphics and stories.
I spent most of my time at home or in the school, as my parents and other
Korean students were very busy doing other things. I enjoying being alone,
reading books and drawing comics. Those are good memories too.
knowing how it is going there. Normally I don’t feel home sick and haven’t
felt it abroad yet. But when I will feel home sick, I suppose I will think about
the connection that makes me feel like being at home, such as reading articles
about my country or seeing pictures of my family, or talking to them online.
tells about his journey strolling in a forest without any intense dramas
and strong messages.
Now for a little more fun...
I would love to watch how she lives, and just become an observer. I think it
would be a good chance to research myself. I don’t think she wants to be
used for my benefit if she is the same person just like me.
who would it be and why?
perspectives and original ideas toward many issues in the world.
He has died recently so he could tell me more about some latest
happenings which he knows and I do too.
A: What's a social cause that you identify with?
this country but I’m focusing on all issues in my country as well.
South Korea has been going through a period of transition for ages
and I believe things I do care about can be changed in a positive way.
Like gender issues, controlling population growth and all-around
political issues in Korea.
but I do appreciate all kinds of creative people. They’re always showing
something new or which makes us think back. Giving people things
to inspire or stimulate them is one of the most important roles
of art and design field, I think.
FOR MORE OF HER ART, FOLLOW @PARK_SUNGA
OR VISIT HER WEBSITE AT PARKSUNGA.COM