13. Nick Veasey
Clarity of Thought
Resin brain inside acrylic, refractive polymer and metal cube
£2,000 - 20,000
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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.
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 society today with the prevalence of surveillance and the use of x-ray technology for security. The artist’s work can be seen as a project that harnesses and exploits modern technology to advance the boundaries of perception and of art.
But what sets him apart from other artists is not only the technique. Instead of creating or transforming things, he is exposing something that always existed, objects we think we know but we don’t. Not from the inside out.
Career highlights include a retrospective exhibition at the world’s largest photography music Fotografiska, Stockholm, a collaboration with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, collected a host of international awards and creation of the world’s largest and most diverse collection of x-rays.
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