Floppy disk?! When’s the last time you’ve seen one of those??
Nick Gentry is a British portrait artist that creatively utilizes outdated materials that were once pertinent in everyday life!
The artist specializes in repurposing film negatives, VHS cassettes, X-rays, vinyl record sleeves and floppy disks as his canvas. It’s pretty crazy to think that the kids growing up right now may not even know these things ever existed!
Not only does Gentry’s work look aesthetically pleasing, his work is also environmentally responsible. Nick explains … “The materials are ethically and sustainably sourced directly from members of the public in a uniquely collaborative ‘social art’ project. This open working practice is a fundamental starting point of each new work and allows shared histories to form recycled reflections of contemporary society.”
The UK-based creative has showcased his recycled-centric art in numerous exhibits throughout the years and has also collaborated with notable foundations such as the World Wildlife Fund.
Make sure to check out his site for limited edition prints on some of his artwork!