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Kim Jung Gi Biography – Kim Jung Gi Wiki

Kim Jung Gi was a South Korean visual artist. Born in 1975 in Goyang-Si, Kim showed an interest in the arts at a young age and enrolled at a fine arts school when he was 19, before attending Dong-Eui University in Busan for three years. He served his two years of military service as part of the Special Forces Unit in the South Korean army.

His first publication – Funny Funny – was published in Young Jump magazine. He wrote a number of short stories and held exhibitions for his work that led to his teaching manhwa (Korean comic book) to various private schools and universities. Kim collaborated with Seung-Jin Park, the writer of Tiger the Long Tail, to draw six volumes for his comic. Kim also worked alongside French author Bernard Werber, illustrating two novels he had written – “Paradise” in 2010 and “Third Humanity” in 2013.

In 2011, Kim partook in the Comic Festival held in Bucheon where, for the first time ever, he drew live. In most cases, artists showcase a framed drawing or painting, but KJG decided to do something different. He placed paper up on three walls around his table and began drawing.

Kim has six sketchbooks in print, which equate to about 4,500 pages’ worth of drawings in a span of 12 years. He also collaborated with the legendary Japanese artist Katsuya Terada in 2017. The pair put together an amazing sketchbook of various drawings, showing off their talents.

He’s worked in various industries – movies, music, and government. Kim put together a feature exhibition in Cheongwadae” the Republic of Korea’s president’s official workplace and residence. He was also hired by Korean Hip-Hop artist Drunken Tiger to create the album cover.

He holds the record for “Longest drawing by an individual” in the Guinness World Records book.

Kim Jung Gi Age

Artist Kim Jung Gi was born in 1975 in Goyang-si, South Korea. He died on 3 October 2022, in Paris, France. He was 47 years old.

Kim Jung Gi Family

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Kim Jung Gi Death

Visual artist Kim Jung Gi died on 3 October 2022 aged 47. His death was announced by collaborator Hyun Jin Kim in a statement shared on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of Kim Jung Gi,” he wrote. “After finishing his last schedule in Europe, Jung Gi went to the airport to fly to New York, where he experienced chest pains and was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery, but sadly passed away.”

Hyun continued: “After having done so much for us, you can now put down your brushes. Thank you Jung Gi.”

The Daniel Maghen Gallery, which is currently showing an exhibition of Kim’s work, wrote: “It is with a great sadness that we inform you of the death of Kim Jung Gi on Monday evening in Paris. The South Korean artist died after a heart attack at the age of 47.

“His sudden disappearance contrasts with the immense happiness he brought us. We are speechless. Daniel Maghen, the entire gallery team, and particularly Olivier Souillé, who had accompanied him for ten years, are terribly affected by his loss.

“All our thoughts are turned to his family, his wife and his two children, his friends, his collaborators Kim Hyun Jin, Boin Lee, Jean-Christophe Caurette… and his fans, for whom his disappearance will leave a great void.

“At the request of his relatives, the exhibition dedicated to Kim Jung Gi, presented at the Daniel Maghen gallery, will continue until October 8, 2022.”

Kim Jung Gi Cause of Death

He died of a heart attack.


He was of Korean nationality.

Kim Jung Gi Instagram

His Instagram is @kimjunggius.