Today we’d like to introduce you to Arim Yoon.
Arim, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Back in my days, in South Korea, I graduated art school and learned visual communication design during college. I used to draw sometimes and I liked it in my past life, but after my graduation, it had been neglected for a while because of the huge amount of works and studies I had to take care of. Additionally, some freelance illustration jobs I took for extra income prevented me from enjoying drawings.
So, a couple of years later, I moved into US, and currently ended up in San Diego. San Diego is a beautiful city, and I have a job with a great work and life balance, but what now? I had no friend nor family here and I got tired spending time alone. So, I started drawing as a New Year’s Day resolution. I found my iPad and apple pencil that has been abandoned about a year. I created an Instagram account and started posting my drawings that have been produced by me after work free time. Now I can fully enjoy the drawing as a hobby with no pressure. I’m truly glad that I re-found drawing as a joyful and healing activity and helps me to keep my inner peace. I love drawings.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I draw what I like to draw. I sometimes sketch or note whenever I have an idea of the drawings for the day but I mostly don’t plan what to draw and just begin without thoughts and it became concrete. For example, whenever I’m ready to start drawing, like after dinner, I take a seat with my iPad or sketchbook and reflect my day – what I saw, what I heard, what I experienced, what articles I read or what I felt. If anything pops in my mind, I start drawing. iPad is a perfect device for this process because it’s so convenient to try many different styles and easy to adjust when I make a mistake. (Also, it can generate a cool video for the drawing process) So, many of my drawings present my daily life and my thoughts on social events or trends that’s happening now. Sometimes I draw figures from the images I found on the internet as an exercise, but except those pieces, I want to deliver stories that people can interpret in their way with a little bit of aid; the title of the artwork. It’ll be great if anyone who find it fun while seeing my artwork and read stories from it.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
Although I don’t seek connections with the other artists, I do like to read the thoughts and feelings of the artists from art pieces. It’ll be great if there are casual exhibitions in neighbors that’s easy to reach and anyone can enjoy.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Just a fingertip of tapping on Like button on my Instagram posts makes me happy and helps me keep motivated.
- Website: https://www.instagram.com/arimdrawings/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arimdrawings/