Art from the Obsolete


Nicholas James Gentry (born 29 May 1980) is a British artist from London. Much of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artefacts and materials. He states that through this process “contributor, artist and viewer come closer together”. His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology, identity and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media.

He is best known for his floppy disk paintings and film negative artworks, placing an emphasis on recycling obsolete media and thereuse 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, such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek Le Rat. As a result he has been linked to the urban art scene in London.

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“My work is designed for the pragmatic purpose of trying to understand our technological environment and its psychic and social consequences.”

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