"We have art so that we may not perish by the truth" - Friedrich Nietzsche
This painting is the work of Nick Gentry, an artist that uses discarded media storage like floppy disks and VHS tapes as his canvas. This isn’t just about converting trash into art (which has been done thousands of times over the years). I find his work to be a great reflection of how quickly we abandon one medium of data storage for the next. In our quest to ultimately free ourselves from physical storage of media, mediums that once had value meet untimely deaths. Nick Gentry’s art not only brings them back to life, but is also an astute observation of modern society and the digital age.
This is taken from his site…
"the release of information from the physical form allows personal data and identities to now be revealed and infinitely shared online. At the same time many of us consider individuality and privacy to be more precious than ever. Will humans be forever compatible with our own technology?"
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Check out his work at http://www.nickgentry.co.uk