Yoon Hyup has noted his diverse range of influences across the arts, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Futura, DJ Krush, Don Pendleton, Nam June Paik and Ed Templeton. Rhythm and flow can be noted in these influences, and are expressed in Yoon’s artistic work, as well as in his skateboarding. He doesn’t sketch his work out before, rather he uses free-hands to create his canvas and wall paintings. He likens this method to a jazz performance, which only has a plan, but plays entirely impromptu.
His preference for expressing himself using lines and dots emerged from his emotions when he is skateboarding, which he describes as feeling like he is flowing water. This experience gives him the motivation to paint this rhythmic flow in the purest form of expression, staying true to both his geographical and artistic roots.