Nick Gentry is an artist from London and his works are extremely amazing to look at up close and in person. Nick has been garnering quite a bit of buzz with his pieces that are created on old and disposed floppy disks of yesteryear. You know, those old 3.5″ inch hard disks that used to hold like a megabyte of information that people used to stick in computers. Luckily, they’ve become obsolete. And that’s been good news to Nick as they’ve served their purpose serving as a great canvas for his works.
Nick describes his “floppy disk” creations as his art being influenced by “the development of consumerism, technology and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media.”
The photos below are definitely good representations of the work, but seeing it all in person is what will take your breath away. You can see some of Nick’s work this summer in London during the Olympic Games, at the Rook and Raven Gallery, 7/8 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HN, in a group exhibition opening in July of 2012.