THE ART COUCH BELGIUM, Nick Gentry

Nick Gentry: Floppy to Portrait

By Yves Joris

(ARTICLE TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH TO ENGLISH)

Nothing today is aging as fast as technology . What was still hot yesterday, tomorrow belongs to the industrial heritage . Video tapes , floppy disks and Polaroids are still only a distant memory. Yet just these materials form the basis for the work of the English artist Nick Gentry .

For his portrait series, he uses floppy disks and 35mm film he edited only: an occasional brush region will submit the necessary emphasis, but most of the media ends up in the rough on the canvas. Gentry said his work was motivated by the increasing human dependence on technology and cyber culture . In any case, produces beautiful art .

Arcade, 2015, Oil paint and used computer disks on wood, 40.5 x 28.35in. (103 x 72cm)

Left: Digital Montage Number 9, 2015, Oil paint and used computer floppy disks Right Top: We Were There, 2014, Film negatives and resin on glass panel

Left: Digital Montage Number 9, 2015, Oil paint and used computer floppy disks

Right Top: We Were There, 2014, Film negatives and resin on glass panel