Nick Veasey

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Artist Statement:

 

We live in a world obsessed with image. What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars… I like to counter this obsession with superficial appearance by using x-rays to strip back the layers and show what it is like under the surface. Often the integral beauty adds intrigue to the familiar. We all make assumptions based on the external visual aspects of what surrounds us and we are attracted to people and forms that are aesthetically pleasing. 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. Take a flight, or go into a high profile courtroom and your belongings will be x-rayed. The post arriving in corporations and government departments has often been x-rayed. Security cameras track our every move. Mobile phone receptions place us at any given time. Information is key to the fight against whatever we are meant to be fighting against. To create art with equipment and technology designed to help big brother delve deeper, 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.

 

CV:

2016 Febuary

Krause Gallery Winter Group show

Emerging to Establsihed

2016 - June - Solo show

 

2015 May – Current 
M.A.D. Gallery
Geneva, Switzerland

2015 Apr – Current 
Axiom Contemporary (Group Show)
Santa Monica, CA, USA

2015 Apr – Current 
Art Angels (Group Show)
Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015 Apr – May 
Bluerider Gallery
Taipei, Taiwan

2015 Feb – March 
Let There Be Art
Emilio Castelar, Mexico City, Mexico

2014 Oct – Current
Traffic Jam Galleries
NSW, Australia

2014 August
NOVA Gallery
Makati City, Philippines

2014 July
Masters of Illusion
bG Gallery at Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA, USA

2014 Mar - Apr
Art & Photography of the Spectacular
bG Gallery at Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA, USA

2014 Jan – Feb
Guns n Roses – Nick Veasey X-ray
Galerie Frangulyan
Paris, France

2013 Sept – Nov
Bluerider Gallery
Taipei, Taiwan

2013 Sept – Oct
Opiom Gallery
Opio, France

2013 Feb
Linda Matney Gallery
Williamsburg, VA, USA

2013 Jan – Feb
Galerie Frangulyan
Paris, France

2012 Jun – July
Richard Goodall Gallery
Manchester, UK (solo exhibition)

2012 Apr – Jun
Joseph Bellows Gallery
La Jolla CA, USA (Nick Veasey Cyanotypes)

2012 Mar – May
Brucie Collections
Kiev, Ukraine

2012 Mar – Apr
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art Gallery
Miami, FL, USA

2011 Oct – Nov
Pobeda Gallery
Moscow, Russia

2011 Sept – Oct
Split Photo Gallery
Croatia (exhibition is also travelling to Rijeka and Zagreb)

2011 Aug – Oct
Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery
West Hollywood, CA, USA

2011 Mar – Jun
Atelier Jungwirth
Graz, Austria

2010 Oct – 2011 Feb
V&A Museum
London, UK (‘British Photography’)

2010 Sept
Gallerie LeRoyer
Montreal, Canada (Permanent Group Exhibition)

2010 Sept – Nov
Dubinsky Fine Arts
Zurich, Switzerland

2010 Jun – Sept
21 Galleries
Berlin, Germany

2010 May – Jun
Klaudia Marr Gallery
Santa Fe, NM, USA

2010 Apr – Jun
Galerie Tagomago
Barcelona, Spain

2010 Jan – Feb
Young Gallery Photo
(Nick Veasey X-RAY- in Collaboration with) 
La Galerie Pierre Mahaux
Megeve, France

2009 Dec – 2010 Jan
Young Gallery Photo
(Nick Veasey X-RAY ‘In Knokke’)
Knokke, Belgium

2009 Nov – 2010 Jan
Maddox Arts
(Nick Veasey X-RAY - including installations) 
London, UK

2009 Mar – Current
Great Ormond Street Hospital
(Exhibition following Artist in Residence)
London, UK

2009 Sept
Deutsches Röntgen-Museum
(Nick Veasey - Opening exhibition for X-Ray Museum)
Remscheid, Germany

2009 May
Richard Goodall Gallery
(Permanent group exhibition)
Manchester, UK

2009 Feb – Mar 
Young Gallery Photo
(Nick Veasey X-RAY) 
Brussels, Belgium

2008 Nov – Jan
Museum of Contemporary Art
(XFUNS Gala 08 X = Secret)
Taipei, Taiwan

2008 Nov
The National Osteoporosis Society
(The Really Naked Celebrity Exhibition)
The Gallery in Redchurch Street
London, UK

2008 Sept – Oct
David Gallery
(Nick Veasey: X-RAY)
Culver City, CA, USA

2008 Apr
Hunterian Gallery
(X-Ray: See Through The World Around You)
Royal College of Surgeons
London, UK

2007– Current
Logan Airport
(Nick Veasey X-Ray Mural)
Boston, MA, USA

2007 Mar – Apr
Parker Technologies
(Nick Veasey X-Ray)
Cleveland, OH USA

2003
Deutsche Poste
(Nick Veasey Installation)
Bonn, Germany

 

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