Saturday 3 September 2011
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Nick Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins and has exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe. As part of a generation that grew up surrounded by floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the sociological impact of a new internet culture.
His portraits use a combination of obsolete media formats, making a comment on waste culture, life cycles and identity. Using old disks as a canvas, these artefacts are combined to create photo-fits and identities that may draw connections to the personal information that is then forever locked down underneath the paint.
This has led to an exploration of the ways in which humankind is integrating with technology. As it reaches a tipping point, this new movement is becoming increasingly apparent as a cultural and social transition of our time. Will humans be forever compatible with our own technology?
Heres some of my favourite pieces from Nick Gentry.
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Sunday 17 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
Tuesday 12 April 2011
A Stream of Light is a reinterpretation of the classic sofa. It is based on a brief set by Vitra to produce a piece of furniture that is unencumbered by commercial constraints and takes inspiration from the latest Vitra Edition. In collaboration with colleague Alienor de Chambrier, A Stream of Light as proceeded to be nominated for the D&AD Student Awards 2008 and featured in tne 2008 Annual.