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South Korean Artist Inspires with Enchanting Art
An Interview with S. Korea's Rising Artist Lee Min-Jae
By Kristy M
Chicago Correspondent
"Faith" by South Korean illustrator
Lee Min-Jae

K-Pop may have stolen the hearts of millions across the world, but artist Lee Min-Jae is capturing global attention with his mesmerizing artwork. Lee, whose artistic nickname is GrenoMJ, creates massive murals of colorful human portraits that quenches the abstract artist's thirst.

Recently, I interviewed the young talent for my entertainment focused blog BTSCelebs. We touched on subjects like his inspiration, K-Pop, length of time it takes to complete a masterpiece, his recent travel abroad and so much more.

Q1: What inspired you to become an artist?

A1: It was something that just happened really. I enjoyed seeing someones cartoons and manga drawings one day and then started doing it myself and eventually it developed into the style I have today.

Q2: How do you decide on a subject to paint/draw?

A2: If it inspires, it inspires.

Q3: K-Pop is becoming very popular around the world, Do you have an idol crush?

A3: I think many of them are very talented and very beautiful.

Q4: Do you think drawing a singer could help your art's popularity reach new heights?

A4: Of course it's what people do to bring their art to new audiences and a new series I am working on will feature some recognizable faces from film, music etc

Q5: How long did it take you to complete your most difficult piece?

A5: Some pieces have taken over a year, off and on.

Q6: What additional talents do you have besides art?

A6: Have to leave a little for people to discover for themselves.

Q7: Have you created any of your pieces in foreign countries? If so, where?

A7: Israel is where I just recently started a piece the size of a shipping container, but it was only 80% complete. It's HUGE!!!

Q8: What do you predict for your future in art?

A8: I do not predict, but I hope more people see my art and enjoy what they see.

Learn more about artist Lee Min-Jae by visiting the following websites:

http://btscelebs.wordpress.com/

http://grenomj.com/

Follow Kristy M on Twitter @ShellyM86



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