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 Nam June Paik  (1932 - 2006)

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Lived/Active: New York/Florida / South Korea      Known for: video artist-sculptor, installation

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BIOGRAPHY for Nam June Paik
1932 (Seoul, South Korea)
2006 (Miami Beach, Florida)

New York/Florida / South Korea

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video artist-sculptor, installation

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Born in Seoul, South Korea, Nam June Paik became the pioneer of video art* in the United States.  He coined the phrase "electronic superhighway", and with his work, demonstrated how artists could use the medium of television creatively.  Part of his innovation was building a video synthesizer that allows video images to be reshaped and altered with color.  In this and other ways, he expanded "the traditional definitions of art-making . . . while simultaneously initiating a (showing 500 of 8333 characters).

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