Acclaimed South Korean artist Kim Jung Gi has died at age forty seven. Collaborator Hyun Jin Kim took to Kim’s social media debts to affirm that the artist suffered a heart assault after leaving a gallery showcase of his paintings in Paris and arriving at the airport, where he become to fly to big apple metropolis to seem in Artists’ Alley at the big apple comedian Con. “it’s miles with awesome sadness and a heavy coronary heart that we inform you of the surprising passing of Kim Jung Gi,” he wrote. “After completing his final schedule in Europe, Jung Gi went to the airport to fly to the big apple, in which he skilled chest pains and turned into taken to a nearby health facility for surgery, but unluckily handed away. After having carried out a lot for us, you may now placed down your brushes. Thank you Jung Gi.”
The Daniel Maghen Gallery in Paris, in which Kim’s paintings is on exhibition, published to Instagram greater information about the artist’s passing. “t is with a fantastic sadness that we tell you of the demise of Kim Jung Gi on Monday night in Paris,” the put up reads. “The South Korean artist died after a heart assault on the age of 47. His unexpected disappearance contrasts with the titanic happiness he brought us. We’re speechless. Daniel Maghen, the entire gallery team, and in particular Olivier Souillé, who had accompanied him for ten years, are terribly suffering from his loss. All our thoughts are grew to become to his own family, his wife and his kids, his friends, his collaborators Kim Hyun Jin, Boin Lee, Jean-Christophe Caurette… and his fanatics, for whom his disappearance will go away a incredible void.” The publish additionally confirmed that, on the request of Kim’s family, the exhibition of Kim’s paintings will retain on the gallery thru October 8th.
Kim turned into an art school graduate, who also served two years in the South Korean special forces, turned into high-quality acknowledged for his potential to attract fantastically distinct and movement-packed crowd scenes reputedly off the cuff. He has drawn comics for younger jump mag, illustrated novels, and created the manwha TLT or Tiger the long Tail.
In 2016, marvel Comics published 8 connecting variation covers to its Civil battle II occasion series that, when prepare, revealed Kim’s depiction of a large battle between the heroes of the surprise Universe. Surprise released a time-lapse video, seen above, that showed how Kim created the piece.