WonderRoot Podcasts: InKyoung Chun

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InKyoung Chun
InKyoung Chun, Dollhouse Play–blue, mixed media, 2013, courtesy the artist and Poem 88, Atlanta, photograph by Floyd Hall

InKyoung Chun chats with WonderRoot’s Floyd Hall about the concept of “Ki” in her life and art; how she initially adjusted to the United States after immigrating from Seoul, South Korea; and some of her favorite places in Atlanta to find inspiration.

“When I was a child, one of my favorite activities was blowing bubbles. They were beautiful and could be created instantly. Looking at them float up in the air, I wished they lasted longer but their existence was momentary. I kept blowing bubbles, thinking that their brief transience made them somehow more beautiful. 

Kelly Taylor Mitchell: Kin, Spirit, Seed on view at Westobou Gallery, Augusta

Now as an adult, I realize that I use my artwork as a way to create and then capture the brilliantly living moment of those original bubbles. They signify the life forces called ki in my painting. After years of utilizing the shape and images of bubbles, I realized that I was striving to express the hidden power of every living and non-living thing. I center my subject matter and processes on the revitalizing energy force known as ki and try to explore this hidden but fundamental force through my art.”

Audio: Click the player above to listen to Hall’s conversation with InKyoung Chun, or download the MP3.


Christian Siriano on view at SCAD FASH in Atlanta through October 9


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