Nick Veasey (London, U.K., born 1962 style Contemporary Art)
A man with x-ray vision, Nick Veasey creates art that shows what it is really like inside.
Nick's work with radiographic imaging equipment takes the x-ray to another level. Everyday objects are transformed from the banal to the beguiling and the layers and make-up of natural items are shown in fantastic detail.
These works are a classic example of the fusion between art and science. The results transcend classification as photographs, having the gravitas to motivate science institutions and art galleries to acquire the artworks. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London have recently added his work to the British National Collection of Photography. Nick regularly exhibits at fine art galleries the world over. The ethereal and fascinating works have collected a host of International awards.
In today's world that is obsessed with 'image', superficiality and artifice, Veasey counters such insubstantial diversions by delving inside and discovering what things are really made of. Metaphors for the images are many and varied. Their context is very relevant in today's society with the prevalence of surveillance and the use of x-ray technology for security.
Creating art with radiation is complex and dangerous but the results continually inspire Nick to keep experimenting.