Gallery Room

Nick Gentry

Born 29 May 1980, Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins in London. He has exhibited in galleries, museums and public settings in the UK, USA and Europe.

As part of a generation that grew up with floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the impact of internet culture.

Obsolete Identities

Drawing on recycled technological relics as the grounds for his portraits, Gentry creates a conversation between digital and analogue processes. Obsolete data formats are combined to form new identities, with a unique blend of personal information locked within.

These outdated objects are no longer in the spotlight, but we can use our understanding of the past to help us grasp the challenges of the future.

Technological Tipping Point

This has led to a study of how the natural world merges with technology. As we reach a tipping point, this new movement is becoming increasingly apparent as the key cultural and social transition of our time.

Will humans be forever compatible with our own technology?