South Korean boy band BTS has been hitting new heights since their debut. The seven members of the group, RM, Suga, Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook and V, have achieved worldwide fame. While they have focused on their music over the years and also garnered two Grammy nominations, they have also found new interests traveling the world.
In a recent interview with Marc Spiegler, the global director of Art Basel, an international art fair, RM spoke candidly about his life, his music and also his love for art. The K-Pop star’s Instagram is filled with his explorations of art museums around the world, as he often praises art and artists.
During the conversation, the rapper revealed that visual fine arts are what helped keep him calm on the BTS stage. Speaking of the same, he revealed that he found his love for art in 2018. He added that he had a lot of time while touring America and Europe. He also added that he spends most of his free time in his hotel room, which is why he decided to kill his boredom by sightseeing.
The BTS star said, “It was 2018, so four years ago. I actually had a lot of time when we were touring America or Europe.”
RM on his love for art
RM goes on to mention the sites with which he started his journey as an art lover. RM said: “The first site [I visited] was the Chicago Art Institute and it was 2018. I just went there and saw the amazing paintings they got. He also added that he was delighted by the works of artists like Seurat, Monet and Picasso for the first time.
He added that even though these artists are no longer alive, he was thrilled to come across works of art by them. He added: “I was so jealous. [I thought,] “What is art? What is this painting? What is this color? What do they mean?’ This first experience really interested me and I had many opportunities to visit all the famous museums because I was always in Paris, New York and LA.” The singer also expressed his wish to open his own collection of ‘art.
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