A self-developed and classically trained artist,Unky studied visual design back in South Korea. She has spent her artistic career in Canada blending that disciplined study with a funky west-coast nuance.
As is typical of Southeastern Asian art schools’ entrance exams at the time, she was trained in pencil detail and colour theory for a year. After graduating from design school, she has worked as a designer and in freelance illustration.
She found her passion for painting a few years ago. Currently, she actively paints in oil, acrylic and digital. Her artwork runs the gamut from the darkly humorous and sometimes creepy
Inspirations come from walking through the beautiful colours of a tree in autumn-where I see a lovely face of a fairy peaking through the leaves- to urge to heal my sad soul caused by tragic events that is happening in the world.
Sometimes it is a mystical creature popped in my dream. I believe I can’t or I wouldn’t live this life thinking only about what is on the surface.
The whole process of making art is where I meet myself on the inside and bringing in on the outside.