Being an avid fan of Urban Art over the last 7 years I have followed many artists from Banksy through to Antony Micallef. Many artists have been linked to the Urban Art movement, one of which is London artist Nick Gentry who has a very simple yet effective concept behind his work. Recycling obsolete technology.
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.
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.
As a social art project, participation and contributions are a vital part of the creative process. The history and variety of unique memories contained in used objects forms the main subject of each piece.
His website forms a very important role by offering people the chance to send him film negatives, x-rays or disks in the post and in return he adds these generous contributers to his website: