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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Nick Gentry Floppy Disk Portraits





British graduate of Central St. Martins Nick Gentry really knows how to think outside the box! Gentry paints his portraits not on a traditional canvas, but rather on old floppy disks. Like many of us, he grew up with these near obsolete mediums – floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes. His art delves into what kind of impact the new internet culture has on all of us.


Gentry’s work is a comment on waste culture, life cycles and identity. “Using old disks as a canvas,” shares Gentry “these artifacts are combined to create photo-fits and identities that may draw connections to the personal information that is then forever locked down underneath the paint.”














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