(Image: Eun Young Yun, dancer, 2012 Oil on Canvas, 4 X 12 X 1 Inches; © Eun Young Yun)
Eun Young Yun (b. 1968, Bussan, South Korea)
When I was a little, I felt some inspiration from old masterpiece paintings such as Rembrandt. I love classical painting. Tradition contains long history about true story and personal perception. It very much fascinates me.
Since then, I dreamed to be a great figurative artist like them. So, I studied Fine Arts at Kyong Song University in Korea and specialized in oil painting and watercolor. I paint in oils, mainly because I like the richness and depth of color that can be achieved in this medium. I want to tell story about people by using classical visual language. I am curious about what they are doing in this season or on this moment? I want to describe beautifully about that. In order to get close to them, I have worked and focused on figure painting in tradition. Mostly, I paint from live models. I have tried to capture their features in my paintings through the considered natural flesh skin color tone, value, and correct three-dimensional drawing form and space. Constant fresh challenges and demands add to my interest and excitement about these paintings. There are also two elements that interest me most - light and color. I am constantly fascinated by the way a certain quality of light radically alters the character and impact of a subject and makes it something unique. I think it is important to consider how much of it looks natural and comfortable.
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