Soomeyeong is a Korean illustrator, the only tools she needs are a sheet of paper and a pencil. You might think that graphite is an outdated tool, used only to make a few sketches and then switch to another type of tool.
She treats the elements of her illustrations with disarming precision and delicacy. In her case, the lack of color is not a limit but a strength, volumes, shadows, and figures emerge from the sheet in a clean and deep. Those who interface with her works can, therefore, concentrate on the purity of the sign and on the subjects drawn.
“Most of the inspiration for my work comes from body movement and the sound of space”.
The three-dimensionality is also given by the roughness and opacity of the paper he uses, making the details of her illustrations even more realistic.
Text by Elisa Scotti