We regret to inform you of the passing of Kim Jung Gi, one of the most renowned illustrators and artists of our time.
Incredibly detailed paintings and artwork by Jung Gi were well-known for their amazing views. Hyun Jin Kim, with whom he co-founded the art studio KiKiGon, was a frequent collaborator.
The work of Jung Gi has appeared in media such as books, periodicals, and exhibitions all across the world. The coveted Grand Prize at the Leipzig Book Fair in 2006 was one of many honors he received.
You can now put down your brushes after accomplishing so much for us, Hyun Jin Kim stated in a message posted on social media. Many thanks to Jung Gi.
Famous Korean novelist and artist Kim Jung Gi dies dead at the age of 47. Just a few days before he was scheduled to participate in the New York Comic Con as an Artist’s Alley exhibitor, Gi passed away on October 4th from a heart attack.
The vibrant and meticulous illustrations of Kim Jung Gi were well-known, and his work had been displayed in galleries all around the world. He had been visiting a museum display in Paris just before he passed away.
The Daniel Maghen Gallery in Paris issued the following statement: “We are stunned [after learning of Gi’s death]. His abrupt disappearance stands in stark contrast to the great joy he offered us.
Hyun Jin Kim, Gi’s partner and coworker, also shared the news of his demise on social media, writing: “It is with great regret and a heavy heart that we inform you of the tragic departure of Kim Jung Gi.” Gi leaves behind a body of work that his followers will cherish and remember for a long time.
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