Nick Gentry’s Manipulated Film Artwork
London based artist Nick Gentry manipulates reclaimed film negatives to create beautiful works of art. His body of work places an emphasis on recycling obsolete media and the reuse of personal objects as a main theme. Gentry also creates amazing paintings on old floppy discs for his series titled XCHANGE.
The negatives are selected based on tone, by layering the film he creates the contrast and shape to the faces. Gentry has also used X-Rays for the darker tones, noticeably in the hair section of the images. The negative film artworks are housed and displayed in English baking crates from the 193o’s and are back light from LED strip lights.
Gentry’s bio reads that his art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology, identity and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media. More of Nick Gentry’s work can be found on his website at nickgentry.com