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Floppy Disk Faces (UPDATE)

Nick Gentry's Paintings "Diskover" the Human-Tech Relationship

— May 27, 2011 — Pop Culture
Nick Gentry's paintings are definitely one-of-a-kind creations; he creates them using an innovative "tech-nique." Nick Gentry has been painting portraits using technological parts for ages and he has recently added four new pieces to his collection. These paintings are particularly unparalleled for their creative canvas. Instead of regular paper or cloth canvases, Gentry paints on top of technology, namely used floppy disks. These disks' metal features show through the paint, created pixelated-looking portraits. This carries on the tech theme, blending the facial features with metal machinery.

Nick Gentry's paintings explore the connection between human beings and technology, as well as the dependancy we have on machinery and devices. They're beautiful reminders to tread carefully with technology, as we can (and have) become easily engulfed in it.
Trend Themes
1. Tech-nique Portraits - Opportunity to create unique artwork by incorporating technology into traditional paintings.
2. Human-tech Connection - Exploring the relationship between humans and technology through art, highlighting our dependency on technology.
3. Pixelated Art - Incorporating pixelated features in artwork by painting on top of used floppy disks.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists can explore new artistic techniques by incorporating technology into their work, appealing to tech-savvy audiences.
2. Technology - Opportunity to innovate in the recycling and upcycling of old technology components for artistic purposes.
3. Consumer Electronics - Designing products that highlight the human-tech connection and serve as a reminder to use technology mindfully.
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