Do you ever feel pressure to make something that is good now that you have a considerable amount of success?
I have pressure to not make something that's considerably bad.
I think the pressure really is just never become complacent and to not drop the ball and create something horrendous, is essentially like the pressure that's put on me.
How do you continue to sharpen and change your art?
I go to museums on a weekly basis, and try to look at art physically. I try to read as many books on art as possible. I just try to google and look into different artists and movements. I think, over the years, as I continue to study art, like, it has slowly shaped the way my illustrations are created. And you can definitely notice I have, like, slightly fine tuned or adjusted the way I like my compositions over the past couple of years. As I continue to illustrate, it all still looks like my own art, but it also looks like you can definitely see like a progression.
Do you have a vision or dream of what your future would look like? Any goals for yourself?
I don't necessarily have any. I think I learned early on, like, I don't really like to have specific very, very specific goals. I have soft goals, but I think some of the goals that I have would just be to move somewhere quiet and to continue to progress as an artist. I think it'd be cool to get into physicals. I dabbled in physicals this year, and I will in 2023 a little bit more. I would like to see where my [medical] practice goes. And I think I'd like to have a little studio space for myself. I don't know if it'd be like a public or private studio. But, yeah, just be a doctor, progress in my craft, help other artists, and then maybe somewhere down the line, also help artists curate shows.
So do you see yourself using the same type of style for a long time or switching it up?
I think a lot of artists feel the need to want to do a different style, because they feel like their pigeon hole to illustrate a certain way, because that's what they're popular or like, that's what they've been known to do. But I actually generally like the way I illustrate. Don't really see myself wanting to create art in any different way. So I think I would stick with how I draw today. Of course, that could change.
I'm totally open to experimenting with, sculptures and things, but it would all still be within the same visual aesthetic. Hopefully, as I get older and life, those things will change, where it's more internally focused. Like I am, a better person, a more thoughtful person, or, like, I'm a good husband, good father, or grandfather, et cetera.
For more of Grant Yun's art check out his official website, Twitter, and SuperRare.