03/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Floppy Disk Art: Nick Gentry Paints With Obsolete Tech

Central St. Martins grad Nick Gentry appropriates obsolete tech materials -- like floppy disks and VHS tape -- as the media for his paintings. As the world moves further away from these kinds of storage devices, Gentry suggests, we lose touch with the terrestrial. His work is nostalgic for a time when objects were less disposable, before "human existence [was] governed by billions of invisible data files," as he writes on his site.