84 minutes | Apr 19, 2021

Yin & Young EP 56 - Paul Hoi - Experimental Landscape Photographer and Visual Artist

Consider supporting Yin & Young on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/yinyoungpodcastDan and James are back with an enlightening chat with artist Paul Hoi! Paul shares his background, his artistic passions, and some of his thoughts about being Asian in America.Highlights:- Paul Chan by birth, but goes by Paul Hoi so as not to be mistaken for Paul Chan the art critic. - Is bad with naming his artwork so sometimes he just numbers them.- James and Paul met while working at the Apple store. Both did a lot of customer service Mandarin and Cantonese translations, respectively.- Came to the U.S. as an immigrant child from Hong Kong. As a child, he tried hard not to stand out and sought solitude.- Parents supportive even in his artistic pursuits. They made it clear to his sister and him growing up that they should not have to worry about money.- Has done a number of odd jobs: dog walker, property management, art gallery work.- Working at an art gallery, he realized he disliked the business side of art.- Learned different techniques from art class, but not a fan of the structured learning of art.- Began as an illustrator, which eventually led to photography. Is now is branching out into CGI.- For Paul, the most time consuming part of creating an art piece is conceptualizing what to make.- Likes to study space, landscapes, shapes in his work. Wants to create places that he wishes exist in real life.- Discussion about the pathos of Chinatown and how Asians have had to become self-reliant.LANGUAGE CORNERSpanish: Copia de seguridad - secure back upMandarin:雲碟 - yún dié - cloud drive夜景 - yèjǐng - nightscapeJapanese:アプリ - apuri - applications七転び八起き - nanakorobi yaoki - Fall down seven times, get up eight.Follow Paul Hoi at:https://www.instagram.com/paul_hoi/https://www.instagram.com/desertfutures/Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @yinyoungpodcast. Like and subscribe to our content so you don’t miss an episode. Credits: This episode was produced by James Y. Shih and Daniel Yin. Edited by Gabriel Toya-MeléndezFollow Yin & Young: - Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast - iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yinyoungpodcast/ - Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/rkrynzq- Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/yin-young-podcast Comments, questions? Email us at yinyoungpodcast@gmail.com.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @yinyoungpodcast. Like and subscribe to our content so you don’t miss an episode.  Credits: This episode was produced by James Y. Shih and Daniel Yin. Edited by Gabriel Toya-MeléndezFollow Yin & Young: Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yinyoungpodcast/ Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/rkrynzqStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/yin-young-podcast Comments, questions? Email us at yinyoungpodcast@gmail.com.
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