When Neo is resurrected with a newfound realization, he is able to see the Matrix for what it really is: a series of computer code made up of intricate strings of data. Similarly, the Internet, which we interact with now on a daily basis, is also made up of code that renders itself in a visual format for us to see and observe. But this fact is often overlooked, forgotten almost, which is what led to art director Yousuke Ozawa’s latest project: Data Visualization.
“Art is now seen through google images or wallpapers,” Ozawa tells us. “However, we are actually looking at a series of numbers and letters instead of actual paint.” Using a generator, Ozawa retrieves the codes of famous paintings and prints them out. He then aligns them side-by-side with a printed counterpart of the actual visual image.