Ken Gun Min | Under The Silver Moon

One of 25 Art Covers Created for Flaunt’s 25th Anniversary Issue

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Ken Gun Min. “Jealous Boy Visiting Mt. Olympus Garden” (2023). Oil, Korean Pigment. 50.25 X 38 Inches. Courtesy Of The Artist And Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles. Photo: Ed Mumford.

Where was the most magical moon you’ve ever observed?

It was one of the coldest evenings in San Francisco of 2011. My friend Andy and I went to the Balenciaga and Spain exhibition at the de Young museum. On the long walk to Golden Gate Park, we talked about the artisan and talent, vanity and fashion, and how these mega fashion houses got into the realm of fine art. I had been working on sci-fi films for more than five years while waiting for my green card to be approved, longing for creative freedom. I had received so many rejections from artist calls, that I said to Andy, “I might have no talent at all. I may never show as a fine artist. I will be stuck in the TV/film industry forever.” Andy responded back, “Your biggest talent is to keep trying what you believe in no matter what.” Everything in the park was wet. The grass field, the trees, and the insanely big moon over the park shining on us.

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Flaunt Magazine, Issue 190, Under The Silver Moon, Ken Gun Min, Art