The retro-technology portraits of Nick Gentry

Because today is an IT day for me, I like to remember my old Amstrad computer with its DOS system, cd (command) language and large floppy discs, playing Gryzor and other Indian Missions games…

We don’t use nowadays floopy discs, not much more film negatives, VHS cassettes… but this is the support for the British artist Nick Gentry to construct beautiful portraits and a clever way to remind us how fast technology evolves.

Plus, you can also contribute to his artwork (and help to recycle!) as the artist is currently creating a series of portraits using film negatives and therefore need material! So, if you have any that you are not using, please feel free to send them to him @ Nick Gentry, Studio 11, Britannia Works, 56 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ.

Sources and Copyrights : Nick Gentry

Nick Gentry, Surface, 2014
(Vintage film negatives, x-rays, microfilm, spray paint and resin on two glass panels in LED lightbox)

 

Nick Gentry, D Base, 2013
(Oil paint & used computer disks on wood)

 

Nick Gentry, Light Years, 2013
(Film negatives, x-rays and oil paint on acrylic sheets in vintage wooden LED lightbox crates)

 

Nick Gentry, Analogue Daydream, 2013
(Film negatives and acrylic paint in LED lightbox)

 

Nick Gentry, Watch, 2015
Film negatives and acrylic paint in LED lightbox

 

Nick Gentry, Profile Number 13, 2015
(Oil paint & used computer disks on wood)