Big Bang's T.O.P, who is well known to be an art aficionado and appreciator, sat down for an interview with CNN Style to talk a bit about his upcoming October 3 Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, for which he will take part as a curator.
For the interview, T.O.P introduced the works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lee Ufan, and more, sharing his love for art.
T.O.P explained, "My life is often very exciting as I live both as the musician T.O.P from Big Bang and as multiple characters through my acting. When my mind is tired from such a life, I find healing and consolation through the immense beauty of art and am always newly inspired. When I see designs or paintings that gratify me, and when I see something good or an unimagined kind of beauty [in art], I feel a certain envy which stimulates me even more."
The idol continued, "[The auction] combined the works of Asian and Western artists, and though are many celebrated artists' masterpieces, I wonder what it will be like if they are mixed with the works of up and coming artists' 'young' tastes..."
T.O.P concluded, "I'm very proud to see all the pieces that I carefully curated for over a year gathered in one place but I'm also nervous at the thought of sharing the happiness and the other whirlwind of emotions [I felt] with so many people."