We’re excited to introduce you to Toronto, ON abstract artist Heun Oak Kim. Check out the interview below to get to know Oak and her artwork a little more. Enjoy!
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Toronto Artist Heun Oak Kim
How would you describe your artistic style?
How I’d describe my artistic style is the transmission of feelings that I have experienced.
What’s the main inspiration for your art?
The main inspiration for my art is the environment around me, traveling to different countries and colours are a source of inspiration.
What is the biggest goal you try to achieve with your art?
The biggest goal I try to achieve with my art is for collectors to keep enjoying my art as time goes by.
What’s your favourite thing about being an abstract artist?
My favourite thing about being an abstract artist is having the ability to express my emotions and memories through an artistic way.
If you could describe your art in three words, what would they be?
Memories, dreams, and colour.
Did you always know you’d be an artist or how has your art journey progressed?
My art journey started when I was 13 years old, from there I had a vague idea that art would be apart of my career.
In your opinion, what’s the most important personal characteristic needed to embark on a career as an artist?
In my opinion, the most important personal characteristic needed as an artist is to have the ability to see what other people can’t see. Being able to create different ideas out of little or trivial things.
What advice would you give up and coming abstract artists?
The advice I would give to upcoming abstract artists is to not be afraid to express different techniques.
What’s your most fulfilling and enjoyable experience as an artist so far?
I simply just like painting and getting to try different materials and the ability to express my emotions through the painting.
Where do you see yourself and your art in 5 years?
After 5 years I still see myself still passionate about painting, gaining more experience and skills along the way.