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Born in Seoul, South Korea on September 14, 1949, Myung “Mario” Jung began his promising career as an artist in the mid 80’s. His life changed dramatically when he was paralyzed, blinded and deafened as side effects from a catastrophic, third-story, balcony fall. Not even interested in food, Mario was giving up until he had a spiritual dream that renewed his strength and his will to live. Leaving doctors, family, and friends amazed and perplexed, Mario recovered completely and has since meticulously developed his flexible artistic style. Working in a multitude of genres, Mario’s emerging popularity is heightened by his ability to create a diverse range of work from classic and realistic stills, popular among Nu Realists Collectors, to passionate impastos with richly textured details.

Mario has been a member of the Seoul Artist Association for more than 30 years and has received Grand Prize honors in the category of Western Art from the association’s Exhibition of Fine Artists. His collectors reach around the world and his personal dreams are being fulfilled one painting at a time.

Before you take pleasure in attending any art exhibition, knowing the artist beyond his or her artworks is a must. It enables you to deeply understand his or her creations in a manner that you look beyond the superficial beauty of each piece. An artist worth knowing and appreciating is Myung Mario Jung, known for his realistic and still paintings that reflect life’s most wonderful sceneries.



Myung Mario Jung was born in South Korea on September 14, 1949. There is not much information on his childhood and personal life, but his career as an artist began in the 1980s. He fell from a balcony once in his life, which caused his paralysis. He lost his eyesight and hearing because of the accident and took some time before he recovered. Before he did, he almost lost faith in life -- up to the point that he had no interest in eating at all.

The turning point was when he had a dream where a miracle happened to his well being. Since then, he began to recover, with a deep interest in developing his artistic side. His family and the people surrounding him were all amazed. He started painting and giving his time and whole self to his artistic creations. This was when Myung Mario Jung paintings were born.

The popular Myung Mario Jung artist once studied at the Seoul Industrial Junior College and graduated in the year 1971.

Paintings and Myung Mario Jung art in Many Different Genres

Myung Mario Jung artist is known for its use and combination of extraordinary lighting and reflection. Whether it is a Myung Mario Jung sand painting or any genre there is, there is a great blend of colors, details, and shadows. In his paintings, Mario Jung has created a great impression on classic and realistic stills.

Through the years, his artworks have become famous among Nu Realists Collectors. Anyone who is fond of nature inspired artworks or anyone who simply appreciates the beauty of flowers and landscapes, colors and sunsets is bound to be captivated by his creations. His artworks are truly realistic that they easily catch the attention of any viewer, whether armed with an in-depth knowledge about arts and crafts, or a newbie to the world of paintings.

His works include a painting of the sunset above spanning poppies, fishes seemingly dancing in an aquarium, fruits, trees, flowers, and the list goes on.

Awards and Honors

Before there were Myung Mario Jung art for sale, the renowned artist was awarded Grand Price of Western style painting in the year 1986 through the Exhibition of Fine Art of the Seoul Artists Association. After which, he was invited to become a member of the said association. With such promising talent, Myung Mario Jung’s artworks have been sent to the New York Art Expo, the Korea Art Exhibition, and the Han Kook Art and Culture Association—where he was recognized as one gifted artist.

Anywhere in the world, Myung Mario Jung is known to create breathtaking works that inspire a lot of artists as well.

Original Oil Paintings on Canvas by Myung “Mario” Jung

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