Hanna Jaeun is a Brooklyn based painter. She drawing inspiration from religious paintings, puppetry and her love of animals. Jaeun uses animals and animals-human hybrids to explore thems of isolation, vulnerability and the yearing to belong.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I am inspired by vintage Halloween photos, dark fairy tales, childhood memories and childhood games.
Which is the reletioship and influence beetween your cultural backgorund (country, studies, etc.) and your artworks?
I don’t think my cultural background necessarily influences my work. Perhaps my style is influenced from living in the U.S., however I see this style internationally as well.
What are you much focused in?
I am focused in balancing my time and not overworking myself which I have realized is very important. I used to spend so much time working, it was affecting my physical and mental health. When I am sick, I cannot create my best work.
Have you encountered any difficulties when you first started your art/freelance career?
I have definitely encountered many difficulties. I went to art school for design and did not have a background in painting. I had to learn everything through trial and error and a lot of googling. It was very tough and frustrating. I also did not have many artist friends to ask for advice. It was a long and slow journey to where I am at now. I still have so many unanswered questions and things I would like to learn.
Over these years, what is the most important thing you have learnt from your profession?
I have learned that it is very important to sometimes let things go, learn from your mistakes, and move on. This has always been difficult for me. It is important to keep on creating. Eventually, you do see yourself improving and evolving as an artist.
Do you think that a creative job is just creativity or it’s discipline too?
It is definitely a balance of both. Without self-discipline, creativity will go to waste. You must be disciplined about regularly making time to create and pushing yourself to grow.
Are you currently work on new projects?
I am working on a few commission pieces, as well as some paintings for upcoming shows at WOWxWOW online gallery, Arch Enemy Arts, and Spoke Art.
“Without self-discipline, creativity will go to waste. You must be disciplined about regularly making time to create and pushing yourself to grow”
“I have learned that it is very important to sometimes let things go, learn from your mistakes, and move on. This has always been difficult for me. It is important to keep on creating”
Artist Website > hannajaeun.com