Paik Nam June
Nam June Paik (Seoul, 1932 - Miami, 2006) Korean artist. He completed his studies in aesthetics, art and music in Tokyo. He moved to Germany in 1956, working with Stockhausen and in those years joined up with Fluxus artists such as John Cage and Wolf Vostell. In 1963 he presented his first work containing a television. Paik is considered one of the pioneers of video art, among the first to investigate the expressive potential of the medium, also used as a multiple to assemble in electronic ironic totems. Paik studied disorder and learned how to provoke it by distorting the electronic image: His initial works are, in fact, televisions with modified images. He then experimented with shooting and the reprocessing of recordings with the camera.