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Mountains of floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes. This combination of media played a massive part in how a generation growing up in the 1980s and 1990s learned about the world.

As media is rapidly absorbed into the World Wide Web, the physical media formats of the past have been deemed obsolete. This represents a big shift away from real world objects, driving towards a human existence that is ultimately governed by countless intangible data files.

The paintings in this book seek to simply highlight a new movement, which is becoming increasingly apparent as an important cultural and social transition of our time. Will humans be forever compatible with our own technology?

All proceeds will go to Oxfam, a global movement of people working with others to overcome poverty and suffering.


About the Author

Nick Gentry
nickgentry London, UK

Nick Gentry is a British graduate of Central St Martins and has exhibited in the UK, USA and Europe. As part of a generation that grew up surrounded by floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the sociological impact of a new internet culture.

Publish Date  August 15, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  80 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Fine Art

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Comments (12) Write a comment


ISO600 says

HI! we're leading the 1°Italian Instant festival, in October in Milan. It will be very important and the first in europe to and in the contempoarry art day. we'll have shows, performance, conferences, workshops, the museum of polaroid cameras and also we'll have a space dedicated to publications on the instant photographyt.
If you want to be among the protagonists of this festival with your book. write to: info.polaroiders [at] (set subjet: "iso600: pubblication-your name surname") to have more information.
Hope to hear soon from you,

posted at 10:24am Jul 02 PST


Dru_Morgan says

Great book! Cutting edge art and social commentary.

posted at 07:47pm Nov 21 PST


sapata says

What an original an amazing work ! I had a chance to see the book at the Blurb Pop Up store in London last week... well done !

posted at 07:27am Nov 14 PST


marpessa says

Nick, I'm lovin' it! BIG LOVE for putting your work out there!

posted at 03:57pm Oct 23 PST


troisanneaux says

The great cover promises what the content is.
Very cool work, so graphic.

posted at 07:23am Oct 18 PST


rafaelpavon says

Fantástico trabajo. Me ha gustado mucho. Gracias. Un saludo.

posted at 02:40am Oct 02 PST


missjojo says

A W E S O M E. Beautiful work. Would love to own an original piece!
Great idea, gorgeous colors, super cool style. I love it. Keep it up.

posted at 12:48pm Sep 24 PST

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