Nam June Paik (KO)
It is impossible to ignore the figure of Nam June Paik for one who wants to study media art. This ‘father’ of the video art is taken as the first one who introduced the new media in the artistic world. In this way he can be undeniably regarded as catalyst for later developments like multimedia art and Net. Art. Paik’s work is characterized by a great technicality and, at the same time, a very big naivety. His work catches us constantly by the contradiction between de western lifestyle on the one hand and the mystery of the eastern on the other hand.