Myung Mario Jung was born on September 14th, 1949 in Seoul, Korea. His promising career as an artist began in the mid 80’s, but his life changed dramatically after a catastrophic fall from a third story balcony left Mario blind, deaf and paralyzed. Not even interested in food, Mario had given up, until he had a spiritual dream that renewed his strength and his will to live. Mario made a full recovery, amazing and perplexing his doctors, family and friends. Since then he has meticulously developed his flexible artistic style.
Mario’s tremendous popularity is highlighted by his ability to paint in many diverse styles ranging from classic and realistic styles, which are popular among Nu Realism collectors, to passionate impasto paintings with richly textured details. His extraordinary use of light, reflection, dramatic brush strokes and attention to detail are unique traits in his style of painting and distinguish his work from his contemporaries. He studied at the Seoul Industrial Junior College, from which he graduated in 1971.
In July, 1986 he entered the Exhibition of Fine Art of the Seoul Artists Association, and was awarded the Grand Prize of Western style painting, and was invited to become a member of the Seoul Artists Association. His work has also been submitted to the Korea Art Exhibition, the New York Art Expo, and the Han Kook Art and Culture Association. This has built Mario a strong reputation as an outstanding national and international artist.