Nam June Paik | the artist




The artist Nam June Paik
Born July 20 1932, Seoul, Korea.
Died Jan 29 2006 Miami, USA.
Lives and works in New York.

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Nam June Paik’s journey as an artist has been truly global, and his impact on the art of video and television has been profound…
The stylized computer-generated figure of the legendary Icarus rises to the sky and transforms itself in thin air into the high-flying bird which zooms, at the speed of light, from Greece to New York…
Growing up in Korea, Nam June Paik studied piano and composition. When his family moved, first to Hong Kong and then to Japan, he continued his studies in music while completing a degree in aesthetics at the University of Tokyo…
In 1973 Paik, assisted by the Japanese designer Shuya Abe, created a synthesiser which could manipulate and transform existing film material. Instead of delivering banal everyday entertainment, the television takes on a creative role and invites the public to enter into the real space of a quasi-natural experience…


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