I sent this to Minjae’s management company not really expecting to get anything back but hey what do you know. thanks to Ryan (@rothryan) Roth Mgmt for the help getting through to Minjae! - updated website and URL
Great artist, and very honest and lovely responses to my not very good interview questions.
Panda: Your art is one of the most visually and mentally inspiring
things I have ever had the pleasure of seeing, what inspires your work?
Minjae: Most Important thing is feelings what I can feel.
That why I like music, picture, or painting. Sense my feelings when I saw/listen that. I like all of my feelings but not normal.
Joy, or sadness, even If it’s anger. They like different taste of foods. I can get inspires from even feelings.
I can feel lot more thing when my feeling are getting deeper.
Panda: Behind the art, how do you unwind, or is that part of the process?
Minjae: Everytime is rest time If I’m in my studio. Drawing something or Do something with computer or make something, all of that gives me relaxation. because I don’t put effort into what I do. that’s why all of those things are still fun to me.
lots of people said ‘live life to the full of effort, Then something good comes to you’, Well, I can’t said something about another area, but in my art. I don’t want to make unnatural things. If I made something with effort without fun then just restrain things are coming out through me.
Meet other people and go out somewhere is little hard to me, but when I get in my studio. I’m feeling comfortable.
Panda: If you could have a intimate dinner with any 4 living people who would they be? What would you guys eat and drink?
Minjae: Well, having dinner with celebrity is not bad. but I like to have a dinner with my close four friends even If I have 100 chance of dinner. Idislike that first moment meeting new people, so avoid it if I and it would be worse if they were famous. And then I can’t eat or drink in front of them comfortably, I also think I don’t want to know their think or philosophy of life. We all have our own individual philosophies. Ican’t live the same philosophy as them and can only live my own.
Well, If I can have a dinner with dead people. I want to share with “Kandinsky”/”Mondriaan”/”Picasso”/”Gogh”. Not to listen about how they think about art (I don’t want to be swayed what they saying).
Only I want to give modern food. And want to be conceited with that. Tell them modern people eat these things in the life… haha now that would be something.
Panda: What music are you listening to at the moment?, what was your first musical memory?
Minjae: Mother Mother – Tracy Bonham.
My mother major in piano and cello. So I alway close with music and also I love singing.
I was learned how to play with piano and flute, but I forgot how to do that now. Well, I like classic, pop and heavy metal. But if it’s a good song, it does not matter what genre it is.
Panda: Finally, is there any art or design medium that you have never used that you would love to?
Minjae: Most Expensive one….. kidding…. kind of… hahaha
Well, I want to make solid structure like figure someday. But I’m not comfortable with what I’m using now. So I’ll try that when I’m comfortable with marker pen.
And as a special treat also included was Minjae’s Latest piece. Enjoi!