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WELCOME TO VOLITANT VISUALS


VOL·​I·​TANT | \ ˈvälətənt, -lətənt also -lətᵊnt \

adjective: Able to fly. Flying. also: Moving about. [source: Merriam-Webster]

 

 

 WHY VOLITANT VISUALS?

• Support a real artist •
• Real art that isn't auto-generated •
• Aviation art by an aviation enthusiast •
• Impressions that last •
  
We all have interests where every detail and aspect entertain or enlighten us. For some like myself, it is aviation. My love of all things aviation, from the planes to the people, are what drives me to create my aviation art. By now, an aircraft flying through the air may seem as typical as a Starbucks at every corner, but for avgeeks like myself, we are still mystified by the sheer physics of an airplane lifting up into the stratosphere.
   
The world of aviation is so vast and diverse, it is sometimes more than just the airplanes. Sometimes it is the people, the cultures, the visual styles and design of not only the aircraft, but the world with which they mingle, such as architecture of the airports, or the societal impacts they have affected with the world of travel that opened up throughout the decades.
   
My art is a reflection, representation, and respect for these qualities of the aviation world, and I hope that you, avgeek or not, will enjoy my art and find it a great option for your interior wall decor.
   

MY STORY & BACKGROUND

Photo taken at San Jose International Airport during the return of British Airways on June 13th, 2022.

Welcome to Volitant Visuals. My name is Paul Kim, artist behind the artwork. I am a graphic designer by trade, employed in the aviation industry with an International airport ground handling company. Volitant Visuals is my personal business to sell my aviation art to the world. I love rendering art that evokes scenery, story telling or just showing an awesome aircraft. Please check out my art in the main gallery here, or peruse the collections here, or use the search option to look for anything specific. Thanks for visiting.

 

I started drawing at the age of 3. My earliest memory of drawing is sketching the large Ford trucks that drove around the neighborhood. During my elementary years, I would stay at my grandparents' farm afterschool, which resided 30 minutes south of SeaTac International Airport. I vividly remember seeing the loud and proud Boeing 747-100s rising into the sky, almost seemingly at an incredibly slow pace due to their size, and then banking west to head to Asia. They were so notoriously loud, but beautifully polished with their bare-metal liveries.

During the same time I also lived in close vicinity to the McChord Air Force base in the Tacoma area, which catered to the old C-141 Starlifters, C-130s, various fighter jets, and even the occasional B-2 Spirit. Seeing those B-2 bombers fly low overhead definitely startled me, for I had yet to realize a triangle could fly.

In high school, I took the flight program and studied advanced science and mathematics behind flight, along with a brief course in flight communications and the basics of flying a Cessna 172. During college, however, I studied automotive design as my interest was more in art and industrial design. While my pursuit in an automotive career ended, I had acquired quite a bit of skills, mostly self-taught, that assisted in an aviation industry occupation.

I joined the industry as a graphic designer and marketing manager for an airport ground operations company. Projects focused on marketing materials and branding assets, in addition to poster art to showcase the operations at each nationwide station.

For a very long time, I had struggled to find a way to sell my art, whether the issue was the artwork itself, the subject matter, or the challenges of starting up a business. Working on the marketing posters for my day job gave me the idea that I can create my own aviation art and sell them through my own business. After many months of preparations, field research, brainstorming and compiling artwork, Volitant Visuals was born.

 

BE AWARE of SCAMS and COUNTERFEITS

LEFT: My original artwork.   RIGHT: Unauthorized stolen artwork example.

 

Online scams are everywhere, even for art prints. When you buy from Volitant, you are buying prints of the original, full resolution art straight from the artist. The only middleman is the printing partner that manufactures the prints you order to the highest quality.

 

CONTACT:

Email: info@volitantvisuals.com

You can also contact me via the messaging option on this website, or on my social pages such as Facebook or Instagram.

 

Phone: TBA