This intriguing picture illustrates the idea of consumerism from a different angle. It shows the side we as privileged consumers do not often see. The people that have to make our fancy products, or the people that get the short end of the stick when it comes to our money being spent.
The image can be interpreted to show how society is reliant on technology and the white line can show how technology is always running through us because as it develops, society adapts with the process. Will the users of Generation Alpha be more advanced than the other Generations because technology will be developed further?
Nick Gentry is a British artist from London. Much of his artistic output has been generated with the use of contributed artefacts and materials. His art is influenced by the development of consumerism, technology, identity and cyberculture in society, with a distinctive focus on obsolete media. He is best known for his floppy disk paintings and film negative artworks, placing an emphasis on recycling obsolete media and the reuse of personal objects as a central theme.