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Floppy Disk Artwork

Obsolete technology makes a comeback

It’s said that nothing feels as dated as the recent past. It must be a familiar sensation to anyone who has piles of floppy disks, cassettes, VHS tapes and Polaroids stuffed under their bed or languishing in the cupboard gathering dust.

However, whereas most of us forget about these one-time hot technological gadgets in favour of the latest android phone/iPad/etc etc, Nick Gentry is recycling these formats in the name of art.

Having grown up with these artefacts in the Eighties and Nineties, Gentry, a graduate of Central St Martins, decided that while they might no longer serve a technological purpose, they still work culturally.

Floppy disks are used as a canvas for his portraits and he then paints stark, often eerie, photofits on top, a comment, surely, on the use of personal information and technological data.

Of course, the whole conceit works because the portraits are so arresting, but when the artwork makes you think at the same time, well, that can be no bad thing.

www.nickgentry.co.uk

  • Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    An Amalgamation by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    An Amalgamation by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

  • Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Back Up 26 by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Back Up 26 by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

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    Floppy Disk Art

    Cross Referenced by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Cross Referenced by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

  • Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Lander by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used computer… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Lander by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

  • Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Next Generation by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Next Generation by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

  • Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Pen Pal by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used computer… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Pen Pal by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

  • Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Out Of My Bios by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Out Of My Bios by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

  • Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Profile Number 2 by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Profile Number 2 by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

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    Floppy Disk Art

    Self Portrait 01 by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Self Portrait 01 by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

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    Floppy Disk Art

    Silent Syndicate by Nick Gentry 2010 / Mixed paint and used… More details

    Floppy Disk Art

    Floppy Disk Art

    Silent Syndicate by Nick Gentry

    2010 / Mixed paint and used computer disks on wood

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