ARTIST ‘S PROFILE
Painting, Recycled material
MATERIALS / MEDIA
Recycled material : Floppy disks, vinyls, VHS, old films, CDs , oil painting , acrylic.
Nick Gentry is continuously interested in the theme of consumerism and technological development and uses recycling as his method to create artistic responses facing those topics. He employs recycled material as the starting point and background for his artworks.
Nick draws attention towards the contemporary dialogue shared between digital and analog processes focusing on constructing portraits that alludes to the topic of identity and cyber culture. His work questions the nature of human life in the digital era while highlighting the omnipresence of the machine and put forward as a component in the scene.
“ By thinking about time, I found that old objects have a lot of history and charm … so I liked to take those objects and bring them to the present day.. maybe they have been forgotten, maybe we think they are totally useless .. but I like to incorporate them into my artwork. ” Full interview .
Lives in London.
1980 | born in London.
Ridge Street School of Art & Design
Liverpool College of Art
2006 | Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
Track + Trace Upcoming solo show Opera Gallery, London 2021
ID Merge Solo show Opera Gallery, Paris 2019
Face of London Solo show Opera Gallery, London 2019
As A Matter Of Illusion Group show Opera Gallery, Beirut 2019
Human Connection Joint show with Seo Young Deok Opera Gallery, London 2018
Tusk Rhino Trail Public art installation St Pancras Station, London 2018
Post-War Meets TodayGroup show Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami 2018
21st Century Portraits Group show Absolute Art Gallery, Belgium 2017
3890 Tigers with WWF Environmental art campaign Cambodia and Singapore 2017
64 Bits Group show Here East, London 2017
Psychic Compound Solo show C24 Gallery, New York 2016
Britartnia Group show Opera Gallery, London 2016
Memoryscapes Solo show Absolute Art Gallery, Belgium 2015
What’s in your DNA?Public art installation Barbican Centre, London 2015
Teknology Group show Galeria Impakto, Peru2015
Synthetic Daydreams Solo show Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami 2014
Yell-o Group show C24 Gallery, New York2014
Forward Looking Group showSolent University, Southampton2014
X Change Solo show Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami 2013
Misuse: Creating Alternatives:Group showThe Cass Bank Gallery, London 2013
Nick Gentry, Clues , used vinyl record and sleeves, mounted on wood panel, 196cm x 155 cm, 2019.
Nick Gentry, The Immortals, Oil paint & used computer disks on wood , 19cm x 18cm, 2011.