Fashion designer Ozwald Boateng and Opera Gallery London Director Jean-David Malat are partnering to present a pop-up exhibition of portrait works by British contemporary artist Nick Gentry.
In the Ozwald Boateng flagship store’s gallery space, Portraits presents a selection of Nick Gentry’s distinctive floppy disk and film negative artworks, hand-painted on obsolete vintage media.
“Today we go to great lengths to create a digital identity in addition to the actual lives we live, with the belief that these online records are only growing in importance and will outlive us”, the artist states.
Nick Gentry is a British artist from London. Much of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artefacts and materials. He states that through this process "contributor, artist and viewer come closer together". His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology, identity and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media.
"His paintings are at once archaeological and haunting...a social art project that turns form and function inside out" - Sydney Edelist, Huffington Post Arts
He is best known for his floppy disk paintings and film negative artworks, placing an emphasis on recycling obsolete media and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme. Such artistic works of social commentary have been featured in galleries in the UK, USA and in cities throughout the world.
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