Born in 1949 in Seoul, South Korea, 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.
Mario’s landscape painting surfaces are rich and sumptuous. The landscapes are so dimensional; it entices the viewer to want to touch the rich color canvas. His still life realism paintings give a bigger than life view of the fruits that we enjoy.
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.
"Several thoughts strike me when I view Mario's paintings. first the diversity of style is impressive. Second, the execution of these styles is world class. Third, whenever I pause in front of Mario's sculptural paintings, the song with the phrase 'I believe I can fly...' comes into my head and there I am, flying over his landscapes with him. They are three dimensional, if you can believe that, and definitely sculptural. Finding original artists who are able to snag you as a companion with the artist plus who are able to develop a style that only they can paint, is what we look for here. Mario fits that bill exactly. Plus, his pieces are still affordable for all." Mary Martin
MMG Gallery I 103 Broad Street,Charleston, SC 29401843-723-0303
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Selected as best gallery in South Carolina 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, 2018, 2019
Selected as one of the top twenty-five galleries in America 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Selected by Charleston Living as the Best of the Best 2018, 2019
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