“ 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. ” Nick Gentry
1214 GENE with its larger than life imposing figure , represents an encounter that brings up questions and ideas that we are trying to evade on daily basis such as the future of earth and the human-machine relationship. Nick has successfully, offered an opportunity for the viewers to wonder and reflect upon their existences by questioning the robotic-realistic duality of the portrait and how it might be connected to its background mediums .
Curator Mohsen Bchir