KiSung Koh was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Canada in 2006 where he earned his BAA in Illustration from Sheridan College, Canada. Attracted to nature, he moved to Canada to be closer to trees and the natural beauty that Canada has to offer. Koh spends time seeking out animals, listening to them and placing this newly acquired inspiration from animal interactions into his paintings.
Koh gives us an exclusive introduction into his fascination with nature, “I was walking in a forest myself one day. It was early morning and very silent, calm. And I saw 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 deers but also beautiful spirits around them. There is nothing more beautiful than when you actually see a wild animal in the nature. However, we rarely see them from where they are supposed to be and just don’t know how amazing they are to be alive.”
When Koh sees, holds, and hears animals he feels that he find more of himself. To learn more about his process and his personal journey visit his blog. Written by Jane Kenoyer