지민선 Minsun JI
Minsun Ji, a South Korea-born artist, studied Visual Design at college. She turned a professional Minhwa artist in her late 20s. She currently teaches the painting at an extension program, Kaywon Art College in South Korea. It is not a co-incidence that the artist has swiftly adapted to a traditional style of Minhwa and altered it in her own due to her educational background.
A majority of Minhwa artists in Korea still adhere to the traditional motifs and subjects that date back to the 16th – 17th centuries. But, Minsun Ji tries to feature motifs and subjects that are universal, thus more appealing to people worldwide. Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman also appear in her recent works as a result of her audacious and creative choice of subjects. It is because the Super Heroes are also regarded as patrons today in the same way as tigers and dragons used to in the past. Her Minhwa paintings can communicate blessing and good luck to people regardless of their nationality, age, and gender worldwide.