Studio Sale | Nick Gentry

17 JANUARY 2022 - 11 FEBRUARY 2022
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22. Nick Gentry


Signed and dated (lower right)
Oil paint and used floppy disks on wood
103 x 72 cm
Framed in black stained maple wood tray frame


£5,000 - 7,500

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Studio Sale | Nick Gentry (22/24)


This artwork is made from a unique combination of obsolete media. As a social art project, the process is open to everyone to take part in by donating their personal and cultural artefacts for the artist to repurpose as the raw materials of the work.

Floppy disks are unrecognisable to most young people today, but their cultural significance in creating our digital world is somewhat understated. For 30 years this iconic format helped to shape the digital revolution globally. As a format they are of course not immune to the relentless process of obsolescence.

There is some irony that the technology we continue to create and innovate with has left many humans with a feeling that they may themselves suffer a similar fate.

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Central St Martins College, MA Applied Imagination, 2004 - 2006
Liverpool Art School, BA Graphic Arts, 1999 - 2002
University of Hertfordshire, Foundation Art and Design, 1998 - 1999

Selected Exhibitions

2021: Tusk Lion Trail, Trafalgar Square, Public display, London  |  NHS portraits, W1 Curates, Solo show, London
2020: For Beirut with Love, Opera Gallery, Group show, Beirut
2019: ID Merge, Opera Gallery, Solo show, Paris  |  Face of London, Opera Gallery, Pop-up solo show, London
2018: Human Connection, Opera Gallery, Joint show, London  |  Tusk Rhino Trail, St Pancras Station, London-wide art installation
2017: 21st Century Portraits, Absolute Art Gallery, Group show, Belgium  |  3890 Tigers, Clarke Quay, Collaboration with WWF, Singapore
2016: Psychic Compound, C24 Gallery, Solo show, New York  |  BritARTnia, Opera Gallery, Group show, London
2015: Memoryscapes, Absolute Art Gallery, Solo show, Belgium  |  What’s in Your DNA?, Barbican, Public display, London
2014: Synthetic Daydreams, Robert Fontaine Gallery Solo show, Miami  |  Yell-o, C24 Gallery, Group show, New York
2013: X-Change, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Solo show, Miami  |  Misuse: Creating Alternatives, The Cass Gallery, Group show, London
2012: Collective Memory, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Solo show, Miami  |  Urban Masters, Opera Gallery, Group show, London
2011: Dataface, Whisper Gallery, Solo show, London  |  La Pan, Pantocrator Gallery, Residency and solo show, Barcelona
2010: Auto-emotion, Studio55, Pop-up solo show, London  |  In/Human, Rook & Raven Gallery, Group show, London

Selected press and news features

BBC News, The Guardian, ITV News, Huffington Post, Dazed Digital, Widewalls, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Wired, El Pais, Die Welt, Juxtapoz, Creative Review, My Modern Met, Vice Creators, La Repubblica, Le Monde Diplomatique, This is Colossal, NBC News, Forbes, BBC Brazil, Yahoo News France, Art Investor, Miami New Times, Shortlist, The Londonist, The Mirror, AnOther magazine, De Morgen magazine


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