Portraits made from film negatives by Nick Gentry

"Solitude" portrait made from upcycled film negatives by Nick Gentry

A while back we featured Nick Gentry‘s ethereal portraits painted on to floppy disks and film negatives.

Nick Gentry is inspired by the evolution of consumerism, technology, identity and cyber culture. The British artist continues to create fascinating works of art made from donated redundant media. Here are some of our favourites from his latest body of work which also includes x-rays and computer keyboard parts. Pictured above – Solitude (2015) Film negatives, x-rays, resin and copper in LED lightbox.

"Glitch" portrait made from upcycled film negatives by Nick Gentry

 Glitch (2015) Film negatives, resin and aluminium in LED lightbox

"Metropolis" portrait made from upcycled film negatives, micorfilms and reclaimed x-rays by Nick Gentry

Metropolis (2014) Vintage film negatives, x-rays, microfilm, spray paint and resin on glass panel

"Genesis" portrait made from upcycled floppy disks by Nick Gentry

Genesis (2015) Oil paint & used computer disks on wood

"Radiate" portrait made from reclaimed film negatives, x-rays, computer keyboard parts, resin and aluminium in LED lightbox by Nick Gentry

Radiate (2015) Upcycled film negatives, x-rays, computer keyboard parts, resin and aluminium in LED lightbox

Radiate 2015 film negative art by Nick Gentry

 Radiate (2015)

"Daylight" portrait made from upcycled flim negatives and x-rays by Nick Gentry

 Daylight (2015) Film negatives, resin and aluminium in LED lightbox

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Daylight (detail)

Out of Time by Nick Gentry made from film negatives

Out of Time (2014) Film negatives and oil paint on glass panel in LED lightbox

Images via Nick Gentry

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).