Each week we will be highlighting the artists for Digital Graffiti 2016. Join us and learn about these incredible artists from all over the world. This week, we’ve got Q&A’s with Hyoyoung Jung of Paju, Kyungki-do, South Korea and Jiyen Lee of Seoul, South Korea.

Artist: Jiyen Lee
Current Residence: Seoul, South Korea
Piece: Green

Jiyen Lee

How much technology is required to create your work? If you didn’t have it, would you still be able to produce it?
For this particular piece, I didn’t use an advanced technology. I simply used Photoshop and an after effect.

Give us examples of where you see projected art headed.
As the world is getting smaller thanks to the internet, I see projected art becoming a more popular material. The most important thing in projected art is the narrative in it, not the technology.

What sparked your interest in digital art and how long have you been creating it?
My interest was sparked by the flexibility and freedom as a material and the lack of physical restrictions. Since 2009, my main material in art continues to be digital photography and video.

Artist: Hyoyoung Jung
Current Residence: Paju, Kyungki-do, South Korea
Piece: Nature of things

Hyoyoung Jung

Have you participated in other projected art exhibitions?  Where and how did location play into the work?
I am working primarily on imaging art such as kinetic installation sculptures, drawings, paintings, personal activities related to video art works, and Moojin Brothers. Based on those works, I have participated in group exhibitions and solo exhibitions. I’m also working on works themed around Seoul.
How much technology is required to create your work? If you didn’t have it, would you still be able to produce it?

My kinetic installation sculptures are based on drawings. The pieces which I am currently working on are created through reconfiguration based on drawing. The images were manually scanned and connected through Premier. My works are not predominantly based on techniques. All expressions in my art works begin with the manual process.

What do you find most remarkable about projected art?
The works represent continuity of routine life, current activities or records through memories, drawing, needlework, and kinetic, and provide an insight into relationships among objects. Moreover, it provides a clue to hidden and forgotten essences by capturing resultant process of changes from current angles. A focus is placed on hidden stories and relationships concealed in realistic value of objects, rather than considering such realistic value as whole and sole value. New stories and images that are changed and created through formation of relationship are unfolded through artwork.

What sparked your interest in digital art and how long have you been creating it?
Drawing is very important to me, as I use kinetic installation sculpture as the basis for my works. I considered the approach to my presentation of drawing, not simply showing various relationship highlighted in artwork using kinetic sculptures.

The method of conveyance through video frame was very intriguing. Video works which are brief and pass quickly seem to be more effective in expressing attributes of continuously changing objects through relationship. Although I have worked on video art work creation in group (Moojin Brothers), it has been about 8  months since I started working on video artwork creation personally. I plan to proceed with artwork creation manually in various ways through the digital art.