Interview with Artist Yoonsoo Nam
As we continue our interview series, we realize that everyone does not see art, its influence or message in the same way. However, In the case of Yoonsoo Nam, the motivation seems clear. She is an artist based in the Christian faith. Regardless of our beliefs, we can still see her inspiration. To paraphrase Yoonsoo, she is a visual artist who creates unique and extraordinary pictures of the heavenly realm in spirit and truth. She uses her numerous exhibitions, live shows, website, paintings, and poems to impact many souls from around the world.
Thank you Yoonsoo for being gracious enough to answer our questions.
The Artwork of Yoonsoo Nam (click smaller tiles to enlarge)
Please tell our readers about yourself?
I am a visual artist who paints and creates the light of Heaven in spirit and in truth. I was born in Seoul, Korea and currently reside in TX, USA. I live to worship my Father and glorify the name of Jesus by the power of Holy Spirit through all parts of my life – painting, poem, teaching, preaching, counseling, prayer, loving souls and every breath I take.
To begin, why do you create art?
God has been revealing Himself to me and enlightening my eyes to see the amazing reality of His love through visions, dreams, words, and inspirations. I draw His message and paint His heart. To me “creating art” is “creating His presence ” which is the fullness of light, life, and love.
Can you explain the “heavenly realm” in your wonderful work?
I am the paintbrush of my Father in Heaven. The Kingdom of God is within me and because I paint something from this glorious realm inside of me by faith, my paintings carry the Heavenly frequency beyond this world. They reflect Him and bring His kingdom to the earth. Yes, I have many testimonies from people who experienced supernatural healing and shift, love and joy, peace and hope, wisdom and breakthrough because of the power in my paintings by His grace.
How do you find inspiration?
I don’t struggle for what to paint. I feel like I am under the living waterfall. All the inspirations and revelations are always overflowing from Him. Whenever He shows me a vision, right away I sketch it and write down its messages and hidden meanings in my journal. Then I paint it with beautiful rainbow colors using ink, acrylic colors and mediums on canvas and write a poem about it.
To you, why is art important?
Art is one of the great tools to enlighten our hearts to see the unseen realm and open our minds into the truth. Whatever we see empowers us to become like it.
Do you have any future projects that excite you?
I am going to have my solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and live-painting events continually as usual 🙂 Also, I’ll have more opportunities to teach people ‘worship art’ and ‘prophetic art’ to give them what I have received from Him.
Do you have any advice for young artists?
Create the light, not the darkness. Color the colorless world inside out. Be yourself as He has created! Blessings!
All photographs by permission of Yoonsoo Nam.