Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik is a Koren-born artist who has been named one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century. He’s also been referred to as the “father of video art” for his work with video sculptures, television productions, and began using video cameras for his work as early as 1965. His work has been encompassing so many different forms of media and technology over the years, with his work growing and changing as society has as well.

Untitled (robot)
Watchdog II
Electronic Superhighway

Each of these works are similar in that they’re encompassing some form of television or video, but it’s so fun to see how his work has grown and changed as technological advancements have been made! The Untitled (robot) for example has been done multiple times throughout his career and each time, the parts composing the robot have changed as our technology has evolved.

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