HoC Loves // Nam June Paik
The pioneer of Video Art, the work of Nam June Paik is a major influence on late 20th century art and continues to be an influence and inspiration to a new generation of artists. Paik was one of the first artists to work with television and video, transforming both forms of popular media into art. He stressed that electronic media is not sculpture or painting, but a ‘time art’. A prescient theorist whose writings were as visionary as his art, he’s credited with inventing the term ‘electronic superhighway’ and stating that ‘the future is now’.