Born a minister’s son in 1977 in Seoul Korea, Young Chun remembers living in a small attachment to a hillside church as a child. The days spent running around with imaginary friends in the dim empty chapel fueled his imagination from an early age, contributing to his artistic development. The “chapel” has become a permanent fixture in his creative mind – where he constructs, develops, and stores works in progress, before they ever meet a sketchpad.
In 2000, Young received his B.F.A, from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena California. His talent was quickly noticed and he began participating in group shows across Los Angeles. A few years later, Young began working in the healthcare field – in an attempt to search for “substance” and “something deeper in life”. The years spent working in hospitals, faced with life and death situations, expanded his outlook on life and influenced his artistic vision.
Highlighting fascinating elements of his environment is the artist’s effort not to take things for granted. He sees the importance of observing not only the natural beauty in his surroundings – but also of stopping to think about how others perceive the world. These reflections are captured in each incredible portrait, created by a mindful and gifted artist.