Solbi, who is working as a singer and a painter, confessed that she was a topic of ridicule when she first stepped into the art world.
In the recent episode of tvN’s You Quiz On The Block, which aired on Oct. 7, Yoo Jae Suk and Jo Se Ho met with “gold hands” in various fields.
Solbi, who is already entering her 10th year as a painter, recently moved into an atelier, where famous Korean artists belong, and made headlines when she sold her piece for 9.2 million KRW (about 8,000 USD), the highest bidding in an online auction held at the atelier.
To the question of how people first reacted when she started her new career, Solbi said, “No one believed me. They would ask me why I am choosing this path when I can just live as a celebrity. If I go to a meeting, art majors would say things like, ‘Why are you painting? People who majored in art will never welcome you’ or ‘Do you really think you’re good at it?’ to my face.”
She then continued, “That made me want to try even more. I just wanted to butted heads with them,” and mentioned her body painting performance on KBS’s Music Bank in 2017. Recalling the time, she said, “At the time, the reactions were very mixed. Most of them were curses. But as the time went by, more and more positive reviews were spotted,” expressing her satisfaction.