Art is about the expression but to me its more about originality, I like things that are different- that stand out. Browsing the web I came across and artist’s website, his name is Nick Gentry. When I looked at his work first I was envious because I cannot do what I had just seen; but still really impressed not only at his skill as an artist but his originality.
Paintings like these will provoke some thought, you will look at it and wonder why the artist has chosen to do it the way they did: well on Gentry’s website he has given an explanation on where his inspiration comes from:
“Since graduating from Central St Martins in 2006, the focus has been to explore how technological advancement is affecting society. Throughout history, information has always been recorded on physical objects. Important documents, favourite songs, videos and more were stored on mountains of tapes, polaroids, cassettes and disks. As media is rapidly absorbed into the World Wide Web the rich variety of formats of the past are becoming obsolete… ” Visit his site for more
Gentry uses old floppy disks, video tapes, cassette rapes and various other materials as his canvas for paintings, have a look at at some of his work, you can see the rest on his site.