We had the good fortune of connecting with ZOOK! and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi ZOOK!, why did you pursue a creative career?
I want to proof myself and improve self worth. let people who support me feel proud.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was live in very traditional village, and always love to paint and create， but my parents think no one do artist here, if do the thing you like, you will get poor and never have a good life. so I never have a chance to learn paint or study in art school.
when im 20 years old, I have good position in print company, and i study university at night, but i still love painting, so i only can paint and midnight or holiday. and learn from youtube and observe other painting and artist.In that time, I feel hopeless and tired for my life.
and I meet Jose and show him my work and my idea, so I have my first exhibition in Taiwan, in that time I feel joy and respect from other people, Im not feeling sad and disappoint.
so I quit my job, starting my artist career and create my own brand. Its whole new world to me ,I feel excited and afraid of fail, but I know I need to try and trust myself.
my art is telling taiwanese folk culture
and tradition concept to young generation’s influence. I believe if you want to let the word know you ,you must know who you are and know your own culture and style.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In Taiwan, we have a lot delicious street food, and we have convenient traffic system to go mountain and beach easily , most important is our Traditional festival and temples, you can see beautiful paint and clothing.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Im very grateful to Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez. when I starting artist career, he is the one who always support me and tech me how to build my career and have more vision.