Nick Gentry created a social art project to demonstrate the fast pace of technology by replacing his canvases with floppy disks. The 3 1/2′ floppy disks are pretty much considered a dead technology but bring to life Gentry’s portraits. He uses oil paints over the floppy disks but chooses to leave a lot of their original color and words. With little colors he is able to work well with tone, transparency and light. Gentry says his art is influenced by humans ever growing reliance on technology, cyber culture in relation to human identity and consumerism. He is intrigued by how we as humans are infatuated with their digital personality sometimes even more than our real selves. His other works have a similar theme and are made with x-ray film and film negatives. See more of his work below.
To see more work from Nick Gentry click below.