Sara Kil lives in Orange County, CA. She is part of the Fashioned Magazine and West Angeles Church Blog. She has her blog, kilsara.blogspot.com. Check out her other writings on fashionedmagazine.blogspot.com. You can find her work in Scarlet Leaf Review, Blue Guitar & Blue Guitar Jr. magazine, and featured in Voyage LA magazine. Contact her at email@example.com
ART AND LIFE WITH SOPHIA HYUN
Sophia is an abstract artist based in the US. And Hyun’s artworks are inspired by nature, music, travel, and meditation. In her years of experience as a designer, she developed an affinity for color and composition. Sophia’s technique involves a harmonious blending of forms and layers with in-the-movement intuitive expression and the integration of a variety of materials. Each painting represents an exploration of the contents of her heart and soul. Sophia hopes that each viewer will discover his or her own personal interpretation of her artwork. Visit http://www.sophiahyunart.com or @sophiahyunart on Instagram.
Artist Interview Questions
What’s your background?
Fashion Business and Design, Architecture and Interior Design, and hold a B.A. from UCLA.
What does your artwork represent?
My artwork represents the journey of spiritual experiences learned in the words of grace, hope, love, faith, and forgiveness.
What does your art mean to you?
It’s a constant search and discoveries of the existence and happenings in life. It is a self-portrait of myself.
What inspires you?
The words in the Bible, meditation, nature, music, and travel inspires me.
Who are your biggest artistic influences?
In the world of Art: Mark Rothko, Picasso, Georgia O’Keefee, Joan Miró, Gerhard Richter, Jackson Pollack, Piet Mondrian, Bridget Riley, Wassily Kandinsky, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, and Demien Hirst.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
“It’s okay to make mistakes.” “Forgive yourself.” “We must rely on the Lord’s strength more, not our own.”
What is your favorite color?
It’s hard to say since I love all colors.
What are your hobbies?
I like getting out to nature. I love hiking and taking walks by the beach.
Which museum(s) do you enjoy?
In LA, I like the Getty Museum, The Broad, Norton Simon Museum, and LACMA.
What gives you the most joy?
To have discovered my purpose in life using gifts and talents that God gave me. I am thankful that I can connect with people through my art and share my faith. My creativity for painting has given me a new fulfilling purpose in life.
How does your faith impact your artwork?
My faith ignites my work. It opens my mind to explore the multifaceted nature of the human spiritual experience. My abstract artworks allow me to experience a state of hyperawareness and connection with the words.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)
Sophia Hyun’s Artwork