KiSung Koh has received BAA in Illustration program from Sheridan College, ON, Canada in 2012.
"I was born in S.korea, 1985 and moved to Canada in 2006.
I love animals and natures like anyone else and they are all my inspirations. My parents had wanted me to live in somewhere full of trees and the beauties of nature because they knew I was extremely fascinated of being in nature. In my childhood I lived in a small town of South Korea surrounded by mountains and rivers and spent most of the time in nature and farms.
One day, I was walking in a forest myself in early morning. It was very silent and calm. While having a nice walk, I had a chance to see a deer family very close. I can’t explain how I felt at the time because it’s unspeakable. It was just truly amazing. It’s probably easier to say that I saw not only deer but also beautiful spirits around them. In my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than when you actually see a wild animal in nature. However, we rarely see them where they are supposed to be and just don’t know how amazing they are to be alive.
My works are meant to be my appreciation for the beauty of nature that has provided me beautiful memories and dreams. I depict dreamy and imaginative world in surrealistic way with animals that are approached in a realistic style and mysterious environments where wildlife animals could feel secure and safe.
I would like to share my view of nature and connect with people through my works; I am most certain that a lot of people appreciate the nature but I hope that through my work they discover that nature is more valuable and precious than they think. As you see, feel, and hear animals, you will also find more of yourself.
I don't make my works as religious view, but above all I do my works to Jesus Christ from my heart." - KiSung Koh