I have drawn and made paintings since I was nine years old. I’ve always loved painting and was so used to drawing. Frankly speaking, it was what I was best at. I attended Yewon Arts middle school and Seoul Arts high school, graduating at the head of my class with the fine arts performance test. These art schools are the most prestigious ones in Korea. After I got into the Korea National University of Arts, I studied scenography. I had a chance to design numerous theatrical makeup looks and to draw on actor’s bodies.
However, after participating in numerous theatrical works, I strongly felt I wanted to do my own creative work, which was not a part of a play. So I began doing personal artworks, painting on the bodies of several models. Afterwards, I decided to draw on my own face because it is the strongest and most sensitive part of the body, where I can deliver delicate emotions. It’s also the most powerful, as it’s the first focal point during a conversation. And since I only have one face, it meant that I only had one canvas in the world to best express my individuality.