Jahyun Kim
Living in England


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
Living in the UK for 3 years, I could experience a very different life than in Korea where I am from. I wanted to look back on what this time meant to me. I also thought about how I would like to remember this period in the future. Therefore, I would like to make a series of illustrations about memorable landscapes and impressive moments to me in England.

How was the illustration used:
These are my personal work. I plan to make a picture book after more painting work with the same subject.

How did you make this work:
I usually use a lot of materials such as watercolours, colour pencils and acrylic because I like the freedom and unexpected effects of using a variety of materials. In this time, I chose each subject based on my observation and memory. I mainly focused on depicting my experiences and naturally showing cultural aspects as well.

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Kingston University
BA Illustration Animation
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Jahyun Kim was born in South Korea. She is currently studying Illustration and Animation at Kingston University. She likes to paint beautiful moments and landscapes that are easy to miss in everyday life. She also likes drawing places where many people gather. When drawing, she tries to reflect her positive view of the world and her love for life.