90 x 122cm
‘Codex’ explores the importance of passing down information by creating code, through language, manuscripts, books and digital coding we are able to preserve and store vital information that can be accessed by future generations about our technological and medicinal discoveries.
Throughout history war has tampered with our coding.... Empires desires to eradicate other tribes and factions has destroyed much of the knowledge our ancestors held so dear. Knowledge of the land and the relationship nature has with its environment.
What was once primitive writings on caves is now modernised, the 21st century now uses binary digits to represent letters, characters and other symbols in a digital format, recoding our already coded languages to pass information through digital hyperspace.
The internet has then become a conservationist of knowledge with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet. Over the last two years alone 90 percent of the data in the world was generated...
We send 16 million text messages
Users watch 4,146,600 YouTube videos
Instagram users post 46,740 photos
There are 990,000 Tinder swipes
156 million emails are sent
and 154,200 calls on Skype
With this in mind, use this to your advantage. It’s time to filter out the distractions and research about something new today.
'Codex' Original Canvas
Every original canvas has been hand painted with immense gratitude and love by Joey Baker.
The paintings range from weeks to months of work depending on their detail, every single piece has travelled the world extensively sometimes to multiple continents before being finished. From Jungles to deserts, Volcanoes to Tropical Islands, from Palaces to Temples to street corners and everywhere in between. They are my personal account of the world I experience.
Each canvas is painted with high quality acrylic paint onto Berlin based Gesso Canvas. The paintings once finished have then been double varnished in Golden © Semi-Gloss Varnish for the best results for both vibrancy and protection, they have then been individually bespoke framed.
Every Original Canvas also comes with:
Signed COA (Certificate of Authenticity)
Original A4 Drawing
Hand Embellished Canvas Print (of your choice & size)
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