Jun Cha – Paris 2013

Through the lens of a black and white video that mirrors the visceral figurative style of Jun Cha, filmmaker Santiago Arbelaez followed the LA-based artist during his 14-day pop-up tattoo studio in Paris. Expanding Cha’s ongoing investigation to fuse classical inspirations within the modern medium of tattooing, the artist challenges traditional concepts of the creative process and continues the dialogue between art history and fine line Black and Grey which has been a constant evolving theme in his work.

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Inspired Tattoo Portraits

Inspired is an artistic and journalistic project about tattooing. Inspired takes an active interest in the individual and gives a unique perspective on what it means to be tattooed today. The project aims to explore the psychological dimensions related to this singular art by emphasizing the creative process.
Tattooing is a matter of experiences and emotions. Inspired recants the experiences that have motivated these choices and highlights the diverse artistic influences behind them. Animated by a very personal aesthetic, Inspired promotes tattooing as an art and as a visual identity in constant evolution.
Tattooing is a way of life, and those who follow it give insights into their world through interviews, photographs and videos, realized in partnership with BIIMPROD.

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