Upon opening the door to her studio, one is overwhelmed by the plethora of oil paintings – both visually and olfactorily. In a room where Yi Yi Jeong-eun dries her paintings are oil paint tubes stacked in rows and wafting with their smell.
Painter Yi Yi moved her studio to a four-bedroom apartment -- where she also resides -- in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province about a year ago. She wanted to find a bigger place where she can separate where she dries her oil paintings, from where she stores and paints them.
“This is the best place for me. I rarely meet people. I love spending a whole day here painting, listening to music, without knowing what is going on outside. This place is so peaceful for me,” Yi Yi said on Nov. 22 at her studio as "Clair de Lune" by the French composer Claude Debussy was filling the air from the speakers.