Nick Gentry 尼克・根特利 | Wildfire 野火
smoke soot and charcoal on fiberglass with internal armature
signed (lower right)
220 by 70 by 60 cm
220 x 70 x 60公分
This work is in good overall condition as viewed. There is a small dent to the fibreglass on the front right leg. All scratch marks are inherent to the artist's working method.
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CONCEPT OF ARTWORK
The marks made on the sculpture have been made with fire- a pure and primal way of creating marks. As I worked, I felt a connection to the past, as our ancestors made images of animals with soot at the very dawn of human civilisation - a time when humans had barely made their mark on the world. In my mix of emotions, I also felt anger - how could we get to this stage? This energy channelled into brutally scratching the artwork, bearing the marks of devastation. Limping out of a great wildfire.
ABOUT NICK GENTRY (UK)
Gentry is a graduate of Central St Martins in London. He has exhibited internationally. Growing up with floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes, he is inspired by the impact of internet culture. Drawing on recycled technological relics as the grounds for his portraits, Gentry creates a conversation between digital and analogue processes. Much of his artistic output has been generated through the use of contributed artefacts and materials sourced directly from the public in a uniquely collaborative ‘social art’ project. This method allows shared histories to form reflections of a brave new world. The bold conceptual roots of this work explores collective identity, consumer waste, pop culture and found art.