about the artist

Born a minister’s son in 1977 in Seoul, Korea, Young Chun remembers, as a child, living in a small attachment to a hillside church for a brief time. The weekdays spent running around with imaginary friends in the dim, empty chapel have fueled his imagination, contributing to his artistic growth. The “chapel” has become a permanent fixture in his creative mind—where he constructs, develops, and stores works in progress before they ever meet a sketchpad. In 2000, Young received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After several years of painting without clear direction, he stumbled into the opposite end of the spectrum—into the healthcare field—to search for “substance” and “something deeper in life.” The years spent working in hospitals in the LA area, where he faced life and death situations, have expanded his outlook in life, adding to his artistic vision. In February of 2011, Young quit his career as a respiratory therapist to pursue life as a full-time artist. He currently lives and works in Orange County, California.


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Wish Upon A Star

Young Chun



Wish Upon A Star

oil on canvas
32 x 32 in.
2014





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