Name: Lynn Sukyoon Hong

Medium(s): graphic design, typography, motion graphics, video editing

Location: Los Angeles / Seoul

 

Where is a place where you like to create?

Spaces where I have created structure and systems of my own out of chaos

 

When do you feel most creative?

While procrastinating work on another project with overlapping deadlines

 

What is something people overlook in culture today?

Vulnerability and compassion

 

What is something you would like to change?

Instances where vulnerability is feigned and compassion is met with manipulation

 

Where is home for you?  

A mental space where I fully embrace the present, or the “now.”

 

Is home creative or oppressive?

Creative

 

What is the most important thing to you right “now”?

The balance of structure and flexibility

 

What do you see coming in the future?

A continuation, each time a little bit better

 

What makes you feel love?

Moments of perfect alignment

 

What makes you nostalgic?

Tradition

 

What projects are you working on for the future?

Typographic project based on Korean idioms. There’s some weird ones like “A rice cake in a painting” (something that is unattainable). Day-today, I’d like to continue video editing a lot - part of my obsession with creating systems and structure.

 

Are politics an important artistic consideration for you?

Although the politics of feminism, racial equality, and LGBTQ rights in particular have major personal significance, I do not tend to incorporate politics into my artwork.

 

Do you believe in genius?

Only ones that work their asses off

 

Are ideas internally or externally received, that is, do you feel in control of your own ideas?

Often externally received. Over time, I’ve discovered that I work best as a puzzle-solver -- being presented with raw material that I organize, sculpt, and polish.

 

What inspires you?

Beauty in the morbid and the mutilated

 

Last book read: Lying, a Metaphorical Memoir  - Lauren Slater

 

Last film seen: Call Me By Your Name

 

Current soundtrack: SSION - “Comeback”