1xRUN Thru Interview
Between Here and There by Mimi Yoon
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale? Was it created solely for this release or was there an original piece created?
Mimi Yoon: The original painting was a part of the “Between Here and There” series for my solo in 2012, and it’s sold.
1xRUN: What materials did you use to create this piece?
Mimi Yoon: The original was done in acrylic on linen with rhinestones on the gas mask.
1xRun: When was the piece created?
Mimi Yoon: April 2012.
1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Mimi Yoon: Bling bling “LA” gas mask.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Mimi Yoon: Many of my paintings portray and depict (sometimes subtly and other times more obviously) close and distant elements and issues that affect us consciously and subconsciously. I’d like to leave this piece to each viewer to interpret as he/she sees it fit.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Mimi Yoon: It’s been a while, so I don’t remember exactly how long the painting took but still clearly remember taking 10 straight hours to apply the rhinestones.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Mimi Yoon: This is the first painting I’ve used rhinestones. I’ve used them again on “misfit-dream” on the girl’s bra top subtly creating stars and stripes of the American Flag.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Mimi Yoon: I hope the viewers find on the piece both common and personal things that resonate.
1xRun: Describe the piece/print in one gut reaction word.
Mimi Yoon: beautifullysad.