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Soña Lee’s vivid Imagination

Chaos Party, Soña Lee © 2017

Chaos Party, Soña Lee © 2017

When I was young I used to like to imagine my own world with my own characters and stories…

Name

Soña Lee

Profession

Illustrator and Artist

Website

sonalee.net

Soña Lee © 2017

Soña Lee © 2017

Who are you? What do you do?

I am human and I dream.

Where are you from?

From South Korea and currently living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Your style in 3 words?

Contact, space, curiousity.

B Elements and Heize Soña Lee © 2017

B Elements and Heize Soña Lee © 2017

Your weakness? Your strength?

Mostly I act first before I think about the end result. Because this approach is very unpredictable, I can’t always control the outcome.

What makes you different?

I believe myself in what I see, even if it’s an UFO or a ghost.

Soña Lee, 2017

Soña Lee, 2017

When did you decide to become an illustrator?

When I was young I used to like to imagine my own world with my own characters and stories. But sometimes, I felt sorry for them that they are only living in my head and have never seen the real world. I wanted to release them but I didn’t know how to do it. But one day while I was sketching some characters I realised that I was drawing a few of them.

Sketchbook Illustrations Soña lee © 2016

Sketchbook Illustrations Soña Lee © 2016

What do you find most fascinating about the creative process/your work?

When stories and imagination are visualised. Also, it’s fascinating to see artists getting inspired by their own work.

A few words about your favourite creation?

It’s really hard to come up with my favourite creation, since I give equal love to all my works. Each work has its own precious story and I can’t favour the one from the other.

Faces by Soña Lee © 2017

Faces by Soña Lee © 2017

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

I love Yagya’s creation. His music is always taking me to an infinite world, a bright and warm world where the sun is white and I’m floating in the air. I can fill this world with endless possibilities.

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on.

I mostly get ideas from music. Music can lead me to different territories that I usually can’t reach. I also use to make music and I want to implement this in my artwork so everything can be integrated.

Sailing by Soña Lee © 2017

Sailing by Soña Lee © 2017

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

Dreaming

Do you have a vision?

That one day my characters become virtual reality and interacting with people.

2017: Where are we going?

I don’t know but I will let it surprise me.

Future library by Soña Lee © 2017

Future library by Soña Lee © 2017

Your city’s favourite spots?

Han River in Seoul and Katendrecht in Rotterdam.

Tell us about your future plans…

Keep on living life without planning it, waking up with excitement every day.

Soña Lee on ♥ Instagram