How would you describe your art - in one sentence, or a short phrase.
The works are fragments of non-specific sites, objects, and subjects that exist in a field in which the duration of uncertainty is prolonged, allowing the emergence of potential meanings and narratives.

Photo of you in your studio; or beside an art piece that you like.

One sentence to describe your studio / the place you work.
I am an Instructor and an artist living in Seoul, South Korea.

Photos of your 3 best artworks, the title and a short description.

Awaken
Charcoal and Conte on Newsprint paper, 24 x 36 inches


The Person from the Dreams
Charcoal and Conte on Newsprint paper, 24 x 36 inches


Dreamscape
Black Ink Monotype on Stonehenge paper, 36 x 24 inches

You see an image of a person that appeared in your dreams. Maybe it was not even a person at all. In another instance, a strange view of unknown world unlocks in front of you, but somehow it all seems weirdly familiar.

You find yourself taking in something utterly familiar, however a moment later another element of the subject may strike you as compellingly strange. As the mind explores the subject, it is led to ideas that lie beyond the grasp of reason.

These images all pop up in your head, however you feel uncertain whether you have seen them in real life, or if they even exist. They are enigmatic, for they come from nowhere.

They are difficult to apprehend, for anything that arises in the mind can be and become anything. Where does this imagery reside in you? How does it come to be?

Most memorable art commission - what was the piece about, who commissioned the art, what was the experience like.
I have had the most enjoyable experience with a client of mine, who was very open to various options. She wanted a 24 x 36 inches oil painting of a daylight cityscape for her office.

I asked her if there is a specific image of a cityscape she wanted (considering its colours, and composition) but the only answer I received was, "I have seen your works, and I know it will be best if I leave those decisions to you."

I was thankful because I could feel that she appreciated what I stand for as an artist, and what my art represents. After deciding on which image to use, and lightly sketching (with patches of colours I will be using) on the canvas, I sent her a picture to make sure she approves it.

I was able to freely explore with colours, and composition, which made it feel like I was doing a personal work.

How you work with your clients - a short description of how you develop concepts and ideas, and collaborate with your clients.
"What do you want to see in your art?"
"Is there anything you don't like about my art or don't want to see in the art I create for you?"
"Do you have any other questions or requests?"

These are the questions I continue to ask my clients in our first conversation. I want to make sure as a teammate, that we are both happy with the process and the result of the work.

I also ask specifically which pieces of mine he or she has seen, and enjoyed the most — this really helped me over the past commissions to understand the client’s tastes in terms of composition, colour, and style.

I usually develop 2-3 small ideas branching out of the concept my client desires, and then discuss them together until one works for both of us. I like to communicate with my client regularly, to let him or her know which direction the work is taking, making sure if there are certain areas that need to be edited.

What/who inspires you?
I am inspired by everyday moments and events that I want to remember, commemorate and memorialise through the process of material exploration working from photography to drawing, painting, sculpture, and quick sketches of daily thoughts and impulses.


Browse Yuna Cho's artworks on The Commissioned.