Nam June Paik
(1932 - 2006)
Nam June Paik was active/lived in New York, Florida / South Korea. Nam Paik is known for 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
medium of television creatively. Part of his innovation was
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 and
influencing creative developments in the technical realms of television
editing and image making" (ARTNews 5/99).
In spite of a stroke
suffered in 1997, he continued to work and focused on laser
installations, which were featured
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