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The Renaissance in the Jun Cha's tattoo works

18 / 10 / 2018 Andrew Novikov
Tattoo artist Jun Cha / Photo: @juncha

Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Jun Cha is known throughout the world for his boundless artistic talent and inexhaustible creative flow. The fact is that besides the visual arts, Jun is also professionally engaged in sculpture.

His studio the Monarc Studios resembles a museum that combines classical and contemporary art under its vaults. Marble busts surround the birthplace of Jun's tattoo. The whole studio looks like a tattoo temple. However, getting into it is not so easy, because the booking is currently closed until the fall of 2021!!

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All Jun Cha's artwork tightly intertwined with classical art, Roman and Greek sculptures, as well as iconography of the Renaissance. He even made pilgrimages to Italy to see and study the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

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In tattooing, Jun Cha works in black and gray realism, repeating the images and sculptures of past eras on the skin of her clients.

Its accuracy and tattooing technique are honed to perfection, and the process of creating each work is akin to creating a sculpture that does not stand in a hurry.

«Every new project means a new story, new people, new skin, tolerance, habits and nuances that never follow a particular set of rules. The only thing that never changes is change itself, so I find I work best if I don’t bring any preconceived ideas into a session. - said Jun Cha. -I came up in LA’s fine-line black and gray style of tattooing and that definitely played a huge role in shaping my career. Since then, over the course of more than 10 years, I’ve molded my obsession for the Renaissance, Greek and Baroque eras that blended somehow into what I do today. During that time, I’ve seen the styles undergo a diversity boom from artists across the world that, at this point, all influence each other.»
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Text: Andrew Novikov