Today we’d like to introduce you to In Kyoung Chun.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am a visual artist from Seoul, South Korea. My major in college was Psychology and I didn’t like it.
I hoped that something more interesting would lead my life in an exciting way. Without knowing exactly what I want to do for the rest of my life, I got married and moved to United States. Since my speaking English was pretty bad, I was shy away from socializing with people in the new world. Anyhow, I always loved making art and thought painting could be an efficient tool for communication. So, I became an artist.
Please tell us about your art.
I make paintings and sculptures. The subject of the work is about depicting an intimate and ideal moment in daily life. While borrowing images of simple forms and familiar objects from my personal life, I express the optimistic quality of life even in a chaotic and complex setting.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
From the past and up to now, artists always have provided some interesting works which help people see their lives with new visions. Artists are courageous enough to take risks to tell something true and hiding in our world. My art is based on my daily personal life. And of course, my personal life gets affected by all the political, social and cultural events. These days, it is hard to define which is local or which is international. All the events are deeply connected together. In my work, I merely want to show what I see and feel as a person who tries to be better every day.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Currently my works are shown in the exhibition “Inside the Perimeter” at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. My works are near Gate E. The show runs until this September. Also, I am showing in the show “Georgia Artist “at Abernathy Arts Center, Ga. And I am installing two neon sculptures for the exhibition ” Golden Hour” at the Historic Oakland Cemetery. The show is created by Dashboard and curated by Oshun Layne. Ten other artists are also participating for this meaningful exhibition. The opening is the 19th of May, Saturday, 6:30-10:30pm. I hope many people could come and see these exhibitions!
The gallery Poem88 in Atlanta represents my work. Please check www.poem88.net. My work has been included to its permanent collection of High Museum of Art and the City of Atlanta Mayors Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta. I have a studio at Goat Farm Arts Center and do an open studio once a year. Also, please check these for a deeper inquiry; www.inkyoungchoichun.com. InKyoung Chun for Facebook @inkyoungc for Instagram
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The neon sculpture ” two circle” was taken by a photographer, Jooeun Bae. And the photo of me in my studio is taken by a photographer, Chris Burden.