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“The inspirations from other artists are ingredients I can’t miss to build my taste and artistic standards – and that keeps my passion burning.”
“I like making pictures that can be read. Most of what I write comes from notes or journals I keep about how I see things that happen to me or around me. And I think of my art as a kind of record that can be seen.”
KIOR is a Korean digital painter creating art that “looks into the gaps between perceptions and realities.” She uses art to explore the world around her and her experiences, and the artwork she creates is mindblowing in its vividness, emotion, and intensity.
This artist has been illustrating since 2010 and dove into the NFT space relatively recently, at the beginning of 2022. Since then, she’s made a name for herself as one of the most creative and expressive artists in web3.
She describes her unique creative process: “I choose ideas from my notes I make of my thoughts and then write about what message or story I want to express through art. I begin by making rough sketches of the kinds of visual elements I want to use. It’s the process of getting the ingredients ready to cook an artwork. If I think this ingredient is good enough to turn into an image, I start painting.”
“I have a very unique color palette,” she explains. “One of the best things about working digitally is that it is easy to change colors and find the perfect one to use. During my creative process, I try to find new colors and use them in new ways. It is an art in itself to put two different colors next to each other and find that they work so well together.”
KIOR is inspired by the work of other artists in the space, saying that she feels motivated to try to match their talent and artworks. She reflects: “The inspirations from other artists are ingredients I can’t miss to build my taste and artistic standards – and that keeps my passion burning.”
“When I was younger, I was too shy to show people my creativity and art because I thought it wasn’t good enough yet,” she shares. “I don’t think that’s a good way to go about working in the arts. It took me a long time to feel better and confident showing my work to other people. Even so, I still get nervous when I show them. But, I am really enjoying it and creating art.”