Having been friends with Cody for a few years now, we’ve never talked candidly about his work and process. Initially getting to know him as a promoter and eventually client, it wasn’t until later that I came to know him as a painter. And though we’ve discussed art in general terms or compared notes on other artists, this is the first time I’ve gotten to get some insight of this side to him.
Where do you derive inspiration for your work?
It varies really.
About 4 years ago in Berlin I got really inspired by the tagged walls and graffitti upon practically every building. There is something about where the need to make marks upon a wall, and in a sense say “I am here, I exist.” I find the need for what i call the “immediacy of identity” the most interesting, and then the culture of painting over this mark by authorities just as interesting.
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