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Friday, August 20, 2010

I paint my neighbors,because I like them.

Ironically, my first featured guest is a San francisco based artist, David Choong Lee ,despite my blog being focused on L.A. people. But this was his first L.a solo show so I didn't want to miss the chance to interview him.
I started the video with his comment "I didn't prepare for this~". In my opinion(I am not an art critic),true artists have to paint everyday to achieve what they are driven to achieve.They let the work flow through this process and some of the lucky ones finally have a chance to present their artwork at public places.David was the perfect example of true artists in my eyes.
"Those figures are basically my neighbors.I paint them like everyday life. why do I paint them? Because I like them."I loved his heart-filled comment with a humble smile.A great show and A great artist that I found at LeBasse projects.

Thanks for giving the interview, David
Thanks for providing great hospitality, Beau
Thanks for watching.

LA's People Map_David Lee from Nikiyang on Vimeo.


  1. Inspiring artist, thanks for sharing!

  2. YES! keep interviewing people!!!!!!!!! i love these artist interviews... whenever and where-ever i can find em! so glad i just found your blog. :)