Nam Jun Paik Analysis

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The two artists Nam Jun Paik and Andy Warhol are both intermedia artist who mixes between alternative art forms of media and genres. Both of them express the theme of what society is during their time which was the 1960s. Even though they are two very different artists they are similar in some of their artworks and are very influential to the legacy that they left behind. Both very influential people coming from different backgrounds but both having similar future of being an artist.
Nam Jun Paik was born in Korea in 1932 and has lived from places like Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, and United States. He studied music, art history, and philosophy and graduated from the University of Tokyo. Then he went to Germany to continue to improve his knowledge
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Where we see the Marilyn Monroe symbol everywhere on the wall of an art house in films and we see a lot of Paik's television artworks on MTV. Their quirky vision of art is what draws the viewers to the art itself. Where they both use mediocre things like society's everyday television and America's staple groceries items to look at it in a different way and create something so complex as defining what is considered art nowadays? Viewers see that Andy Warhol has an impact on the art society when we see Nam June Paik's "Andy Warhol Robot," (1994). A sculpture of a robot that is made out of television sets with short videos made by Paik and the other parts of the TV was filmed projector of canned soup and Brillo box sculpture made by Andy Warhol. This demonstrates the social impact of Warhol where other artists like Nam June Paik would use his artwork to represent Warhol's use of everyday American objects as Art as a symbol of "commercialized visual media." (Harper) Nam June Paik was able to bring out the theme of society living in a commercial environment where they are trying to persuade you into buying their robot-built

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