Floppy Disk Portraits by Nick Gentry
UK artist Nick Gentry (previously) has been quite busy lately, completing a number of his trademark portraits painted on a canvas of old 3 1⁄2″ floppy disks.Nick Gentry is a British artist from London. Much of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artifacts and materials. If you do not know what a floppy disk is….well to be honest it means I’m getting old. His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology and cyber-culture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media. He is best known for his floppy disk paintings, placing an emphasis on recycling and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme. Such artistic works of social commentary have been featured in galleries in the UK, USA and in cities throughout the world. His work has been exhibited alongside established street artists and as such has been linked to the urban art scene in London.