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Welcome to the Colorfreak World!

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The Colorfreak Tribespeople that you see at my show are the people living in 'Colorfreak World.'

The inspiration for the paintings are from actual people that I met, saw, or read about.

I've always been drawn to tribal art, especially its patterns and colors.

<My personal collections for inspiration. Textiles, accessories, books, etc.>

I started my first Colorfreak portrait when I was 19. After a long journey to define myself as an artist, I went back to the painting and finished it in 2015.

 The first Colorfreak. Click the image to see more.

The first Colorfreak. Click the image to see more.

During a trip to Laos and Vietnam, I stayed with a hill tribe and after I returned home, I started painting portraits based on their clothes and individual appearance.

 

During a trip to Laos and Vietnam, I stayed with a hill tribe and after I returned home, I started painting portraits based on their clothes and individual appearance.

That trip increased my interest in indigenous peoples and their cultures and I started studying more about other tribes.

As I learned more and more about indigenous people and art, I started mashing up the patterns and colors and even the faces of people in my paintings. This is how I created my own world, Colorfreak World

<My inspirations. Photos from my Lao trip and personal research about Native Americans, textiles, and folk art> 

  

After I moved to Jackson, Wyoming from South Korea, I started blending landscapes from New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming with Colorfreak Tribespeople portraits

<Photos from my road trip from North Carolina to Wyoming, USA>

  

The moment you enter my show or buy my paintings, you are a traveler in Colorfreak World. I hope you enjoy your stay in this beautiful land with its beautiful people.

  

-Colorfreakjina, Jina Kim.