Our studio visit of the week is the 23 year old Hip-hop fanatic, Sujin Yoo whose name means ”Treasure” in Korean. We met this creative artist at Truth Café in Cape Town to showcase her work.
As a qualified graphic designer and a self-taught painter, her work fuses hand drawings with digital aspect to create master pieces like the Skull, which highlights the dynamics of racism.
Sujin draws her work, then scans it and paints it in Photoshop. “Photoshop allows me to paint more realistically”.she added
One of her art work is the duck in the bottle, which exhibit the impact of littering has on the environment. “I love drawing things that are real and created dialogue in a weird way” she said.
Drawing inspiration from ordinary people as well as like hip hop artists like Jay-Z and Kanye West Sujin is able to express herself through her work.
For design hopefuls Sujin advises to research and know the industry in order to find your place in the design world. She also suggest experimenting with Illustrator, Photoshop and designing logos as it will build your creative knowledge and skill.
Working at AM I Collective as a junior designer, Sujin is learning more about the world of digital design and hopes to study illustration in Japan next year.