Nick Veasey is an artist who likes to counter the materialistic obsession with superficial appearance in society by using x-rays to strip back the layers and show what it is like under the surface.
He says “Often the integral beauty adds intrigue to the familiar. We all make assumptions based on the external visual aspects of what surrounds us… I like to challenge this automatic way that we react to just physical appearance by highlighting the, often surprising, inner beauty. This society of ours, consumed as it is by image, is also becoming increasingly controlled by security and surveillance….to use some of that fancy complicated gadgetry that helps remove the freedom and individuality in our lives, to use that apparatus to create beauty brings a smile to my face.”
“To mix my metaphors, we all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, that beauty is more than skin deep. By revealing the inside, the quintessential element of my art speculates upon what the manufactured and natural world really consists of.”
See more of his work on his website.