Studio Sale | Nick Gentry

17 JANUARY 2022 - 11 FEBRUARY 2022, Ends 02:00 PM

A Studio Sale of 24 works of art direct from the studio of contemporary artist, Nick Gentry.

Known for his unique, subversive form of portraiture that treats the human form not as a subject in itself, but as a void to be filled with rich historic material. In his art, Gentry questions the fundamental relationship of the human being to both our created world and what we call reality.

This Studio Sale is a rare opportunity to collect a range of his works including the film negatives and floppy disks portraits, right up to more recent explorations using vintage computer punch cards and CD ‘data dust’.

Nick Gentry

Born 29 May 1980, Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins in London. He has exhibited in galleries, museums and public settings in the UK, USA and Europe.

As part of a generation that grew up with floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the impact of internet culture. Drawing on recycled technological relics as the grounds for his portraits, Gentry creates a conversation between digital and analogue processes. Obsolete data formats are combined to form new identities, with a unique blend of personal information locked within.

These outdated objects are no longer in the spotlight, but we can use our understanding of the past to help us grasp the challenges of the future. This has led to a study of how the natural world merges with technology. As we reach a tipping point, this new movement is becoming increasingly apparent as the key cultural and social transition of our time.

Much of his artistic output has been generated through the use of contributed artefacts and materials. He states that through this process "contributor, artist and viewer come closer together". These items are sourced directly from the public in a uniquely collaborative ‘social art’ project. This open method allows shared histories to form reflections of a brave new world. The bold conceptual roots of this work explores collective identity, consumer waste, pop culture and found art.

Notable works publicly displayed in Trafalgar Square, at the Barbican Centre and St Pancras Station were brought about through collaborations with charities including WWF, Tusk and Cancer Research.

Nick Gentry Studio Sale

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Profile Number 18
1. Nick Gentry
Profile Number 18
Oil paint and used floppy disks on wood, 90 x 86 x 5 cm.
Estimate:£5,000 - 7,500
Starting bid:£1,250
Current Bid:£1,300
Configuration 1
2. Nick Gentry
Configuration 1
Oil paint and used computer disks on wood, 127 x 86 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£6,000 - 9,000
Starting bid:£1,500
Current Bid:£1,500
The Unidentified Number 6
3. Nick Gentry
The Unidentified Number 6
Oil paint and used computer disks on wood, 125 x 120 x 5 cm.
Estimate:£7,000 - 10,000
Starting bid:£1,750
Current Bid:£1,750
Icon
4. Nick Gentry
Icon
Oil paint and used computer disks on wood, 107 x 76 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£5,000 - 7,500
Starting bid:£1,250
Current Bid:£1,250
Cure
5. Nick Gentry
Cure
Film negatives and oil paint on acrylic sheet, mounted on wood panel, 106 x 106 x 5 cm.
Estimate:£6,000 - 9,000
Starting bid:£1,500
Current Bid:£0
Thrill
6. Nick Gentry
Thrill
Film negatives and oil paint on acrylic panel, mounted on wood panel, 134 x 126 x 9 cm.
Estimate:£7,000 - 10,000
Starting bid:£1,750
Current Bid:£0
Profile Number 10
7. Nick Gentry
Profile Number 10
Film negatives on glass panel in box, 85 x 64 x 19 cm.
Estimate:£4,000 - 6,000
Starting bid:£1,000
Current Bid:£1,000
Metronome dark
8. Nick Gentry
Metronome
Film negatives and acrylic paint on acrylic panel, mounted on wood panel, 143 x 103 x 5 cm.
Estimate:£7,000 - 10,000
Starting bid:£1,750
Current Bid:£0
Pieces
9. Nick Gentry
Pieces
Oil paint on used record sleeves, 188 x 157 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£10,000 - 15,000
Starting bid:£2,500
Current Bid:£2,800
Lockdown
10. Nick Gentry
Lockdown
Used computer punchcards and paint on wood panel, 85 x 65 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£4,000 - 6,000
Starting bid:£1,000
Current Bid:£1,000
Sequence
11. Nick Gentry
Sequence
Used computer punchcards and paint on wood, 75 x 60 x 2 cm.
Estimate:£3,500 - 5,500
Starting bid:£875
Current Bid:£875
Ties
12. Nick Gentry
Ties
Used computer punchcards and paint on wood, 100 x 80 x 2 cm.
Estimate:£4,000 - 6,000
Starting bid:£1,000
Current Bid:£0
Being 1
13. Nick Gentry
Being 1
CD data dust, oil paint, graphite, mica, resin on rusted steel and wood panel, 112 x 112 x 6 cm.
Estimate:£6,000 - 9,000
Starting bid:£1,500
Current Bid:£0
Universal
14. Nick Gentry
Universal
CD data dust, oil paint, graphite, mica, resin on rusted steel and wood panel, 126 x 92 x 6 cm.
Estimate:£6,000 - 9,000
Starting bid:£1,500
Current Bid:£0
Flame
15. Nick Gentry
Flame
CD data dust, oil paint, graphite, mica and resin on wood panel, 122 x 126 x 5 cm.
Estimate:£7,000 - 10,000
Starting bid:£1,750
Current Bid:£1,750
Life Model
16. Nick Gentry
Life Model
CD data dust, graphite, mica, resin on aluminium and wood panel, 152 x 104 x 5 cm.
Estimate:£7,000 - 10,000
Starting bid:£1,750
Current Bid:£0
New Light
17. Nick Gentry
New Light
CD data dust, oil paint, graphite, mica, resin on rusted steel and wood panel, 112 x 92 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£6,000 - 9,000
Starting bid:£1,500
Current Bid:£0
Composition Number 3 dark
18. Nick Gentry
Composition Number 3
Film negatives and acrylic paint on recycled acrylic sheet with LED, mounted on wood panel
Estimate:£6,000 - 9,000
Starting bid:£1,500
Current Bid:£0
Freizeit
19. Nick Gentry
Freizeit
Film negatives, oil paint and lacquer on glass panel, 100 x 80 x 1 cm.
Estimate:£4,000 - 6,000
Starting bid:£1,000
Current Bid:£0
Persona
20. Nick Gentry
Persona
Computer punchcards and paint on wood, 85 x 65 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£4,000 - 6,000
Starting bid:£1,000
Current Bid:£1,000
Digital Montage Number 16
21. Nick Gentry
Digital Montage Number 16
Oil paint and used computer disks on wood, 119 x 131 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£7,000 - 10,000
Starting bid:£1,750
Current Bid:£1,750
Manuscript
22. Nick Gentry
Manuscript
Oil paint and used computer disks on wood, 108 x 77 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£5,000 - 7,500
Starting bid:£1,250
Current Bid:£1,250
Master
23. Nick Gentry
Master
Oil paint and used computer disks on wood, 127 x 86 x 4 cm.
Estimate:£6,000 - 9,000
Starting bid:£1,500
Current Bid:£1,500
Profile Number 15
24. Nick Gentry
Profile Number 15
Oil paint and used computer disks on wood, 52 x 68 x 6 cm.
Estimate:£2,500 - 3,750
Starting bid:£625
Current Bid:£950
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