Nick Gentry is an artist from England. Using found objects such as floppy disks, VHS tapes, cassettes and Polaroids, Gentry composes these obsolete items into a canvas for his abstract portraits.
His art transforms what was once considered waste into artifact, by way of the simple method of incorporation of paint and trash. If you dissect his work, the objet d’art makes a direct commentary on our waste culture and the conversation of the analog versus the digital. Possibly, the most interesting subtext of all, is the notion of surface image superimposed over (literal) data. Might Gentry be saying something about identity, beauty, and information within his pieces?