When art extends life

Privacy network flows. At some ethereal place are our personal data, posts, emails even the bank details. And they are few warning signs that intangible place that has access some other interested. Against this trend, a young British artist has chosen to lose the cloud and enclose all that in his art, I thought, passing, on the concept of obsolescence. Nick Gentry (London, 1980) is known, above all, for its large painted on a canvas portraits made from floppy disks donated by unknown.

From 2010, his work has gone through dozens of galleries in Europe and the U.S.. Now participates in an art fair in Amsterdam (PAN Amsterdam, International Fair for Art, Antiques and Design).

"Obsolescence is a very interesting concept", phone explains. "Everything eventually becomes obsolete. How time affects an object: seems to be the same, but I do not see it the same way. Time has changed ", adds. It is what happens to the hundreds of diskettes, on a wooden base, form their canvases. A storage medium and just stays in the memory and in the elongated boxes traveled again and again with fingers in search of the desired file. They have little ability, in the best case only three megs. But they could pick up and play. You could see.