Tia Jourdan | Visual Artist

From South Korea to Belgium

Tia Jourdan was born in Seoul in South Korea. Abandoned by her parents, she is placed to the Eden orphanage. One year later, she is adopted by a Belgian couple.

In primary school, her origin is confronted with the questionings of the children. Her name does not stick to her skin. She suffers from her identity and rejection of others. However, she finds comfort in the drawing and paper cutting. She is very fast noticed by her teachers for her creativity and especially for her early drawings for her age.

At the age of 8, her talent is quickly requested to realize drawings on entertainment panels and school calendars. At 15, she entered the Academy of Arts of Liege.

With a scholarship, she begins a BA in illustration comics for children. She is interested in another passion of her childhood: the dance. She practices it in the world of the night as source of inspiration presents in her artistic works.

She meets art collectors and has the privilege to contemplate closer certain masterpieces of great artists such as Picasso, Delvaux, Magritte, Christo, Rodin … These relevant encounters give her back a taste of her first love: drawing and painting.

Her passion and her respect for the arts offer her the opportunity to restore some frames and paintings as one of Delvaux.

Her artistic influence is rooted from artists such as Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, Luc Genot, Ingres, Monet, Gauguin, Renoi, Théo Van Rysselberghe and Andy Warhol. As for her technique, she is inspired by the Art Nouveau, Pop Art, the movements of pointillism and impressionism.

In 2005, she participates in the competition of the “Horse Parade” in Brussels. Her horse is award-winning among the 175 horses and it is exposed for three months throughout Belgium.

In 2014, Tia comes at a turning point in her life. She became aware of the deeper meaning of her destiny and identity to commune with Art and Life.

She now feels guided by the nature and is again admiring the beauty of the life. She draws her creativity from the mineral, plant and animals universes. The harmony of this world constantly invites Tia to honor it through her artistic creations.

«There’s always time to point the ugliness of the world, but we do not take the time to contemplate the beauty of life»