"His paintings are at once archaeological and haunting...
a social art project that turns form and function inside out"
Sydney Edelist, Huffington Post Arts
Drawing on recycled and obsolete technological artefacts as the grounds for his paintings, London-based artist Nick Gentry creates a conversation between digital and analogue processes. Gentry constructs his painting supports out of materials such as film negatives, VHS cassettes, X-rays, vinyl record sleeves and floppy discs. These objects are no longer in the spotlight, but by placing them there for a second, it becomes easier to comprehend the speed and extent of the changes that are taking place today.
The materials are sourced directly from members of the public in a uniquely collaborative ‘social art’ project. This open working practice is a fundamental starting point of each new work and allows shared histories to form reflections of contemporary society. The rigorous conceptual basis of this work explores the notion of a collective identity, while drawing on references from consumer waste, to pop culture and found art.
Known for his artworks that treat the human form not as a subject in itself, but rather as a vehicle to carry the medium. In his art, Gentry questions the fundamental relationship of the human being to both our created world and what we call reality. Gentry is a graduate of Central St Martins, London and has exhibited in galleries and public settings around the world.
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