While exporting Mission Gold to many countries around the world, I had many opportunities to attend exhibitions and workshops of the Watercolor Association in each country.
I was particularly impressed by the exhibition, which made the opening event seem like a festival and made it meaningful.
I thought that the opening event could be more beneficial in Korea as well, and the workshop also could build up a “desire” for instructors and attendees to learn and communicate in a comfortable space.
So, I dreamed of a “space” for communication.
In 2015, I was looking for a natural site with a low back mountain and a high ground, so I could see the distance clearly.
Large trees over 100 years old and all kinds of wild grass were growing, so it was a perfect place for our company's concept of pursuing the colors of nature.
There is a small village right in front of our “space”, and if you look closely, there are occasional houses where time seems to have stopped.
In particular, Gongju is an interesting city that showcases the culture of Baekje, including UNESCO-listed historical sites, and hosts traditional events every year.
Construction began in 2018, and on the entire site of about 23140 m², we created a factory of about 3305.7m², an office building of about 1653m², and an auxiliary building of 397m².
Numerous flowering trees, landscape trees, and natural stones were prepared to create a park where you can hold open-air workshops and paint without rushing.
Moss and small wild flowers adhering to the rock in the low mountain behind the office building in all four seasons will bring a small impression to the painter's eye that is no less than a wide natural landscape.
The reason Mijello tried all these spaces is to serve as a channel for those who work with Mijello to connect products and works through the space.
Mijello's space will become an imaginary space for newly invented works of “rest” for the body and mind.
Although most people use paints, they often do not know what the raw materials of the paints are or what their characteristics are; they choose only the colors.
I think this is no different from eating and not knowing what food is made of.
So, in our office building, the Pigment Gallery prepares about 3,000 of about 200 types of pigments, so you can check the different properties of natural and synthetic pigments (inorganic and organic), and find out about the preservation and use of techniques.
In addition, the exhibition space where you can understand the development process at a glance by briefly summarizing the history of pigments by age, and the gallery showing colors according to the mixing of pigments, will be a must-visit for any artist who uses paints.