These days, you’re more likely to see the works of great artists on a screen rather than in person. And that raises an interesting question: what are you really looking at?
That’s exactly what artist Yousuke Ozawa wondered, and it forms the basis for his new series Data Visualization. He explains:
Art is now seen through google images or wallpapers. However, we are actually looking at a series of numbers and letters instead of actual paint. Through a generator I retrieved the codes of each paintings I found on google images and printed them out, framed and showcased them at a galleries in Tokyo.
These images — as well as far more over on the Data Visualization website — are the result. They’re an interesting prompt to make us thing about how we understand and appreciate art in the modern day. And, perhaps, a cue to get along to a gallery a little more often. [Data Visualisation via Neatorama]