Monday, November 28, 2011
Nick Gentry Puts Obsolete Technology, Floppies, To Good - And Artistic - Use.
above: Next Generation by Nick Gentry (detail), floppy disks, acrylic paint, mixed media mounted on wood.
Nick Gentry is a British artist from London whose majority of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artifacts and materials.
above: Contemporary artist Nicholas James Gentry (image courtesy of Miami New Times)
He states that through this process "contributor, artist and viewer come closer together." His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology and cyber culture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media.
above: Constructed MemoryScape (full and detail), 2011, Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood, 84cm x 90cm
Best known for his floppy disk paintings, which combine the now obsolete tech storage with acrylic paints, metallic leaf and mixed media mounted on wood, Nick places an emphasis on recycling and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme.
below: Life Story (detail)
Elements of Existence:
The following 2011 works by Nick Gentry are available at the Robert Fontaine Gallery:
Nick's recent solo show at the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami (which ran from August 25th through September 2, 2011) included the first pieces of the Invicta Watches Artist Series which featured Nick's "The Secret Key":
Nicholas James Gentry is a graduate of Central St. Martins in London. Notable exhibition venues include Art Paris, Verge Art Fair (Miami) and appearances at Bonham's and Dreweatt's Urban Art Auctions in London. International press for Gentry has included the Mirror, the Huffington Post, La Repubblica, Juxtapoz Magazine, Wired Magazine and the Wooster Collective. Gentry's work was a part of the inaugural Artist Series from the Invicta Watch Group, presented by Ocean Drive Magazine in Miami. Gentry lives and works in London.
Nick has tons more of his work available to view on his Flickr photostream.
images and info from Nick Gentry's site, flickr account and Robert Fontaine Gallery