nick veasey

Nick VEASEY
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BIOGRAPHY
Nick Veasey, born 1962, is a British artist that uses radiation emitting x-ray technology to create beguilingly beautiful and detailed artworks. Described by London’s Victoria & Albert museum as “forensic investigations as an art form” his work is a classic example of the fusion of science and art. Career highlights include a dedicated permanent gallery in the Amore Pacific Museum Korea, a major retrospective exhibition at Fotografiska Stockholm, the world’s largest photography museum with over 100,000 visitors during the 12 weeks (the visitors including the British and Swedish royal families), other retrospective exhibitions in Korea and Taiwan, various photographic awards and his work being acquired by important international museums, eminent institutions and private collectors.


ARTIST STATEMENT
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.


EXHIBITIONS
2017 Nov – 2018 Feb
Fotografiska Museum
Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Nov – 2018 Jan
M.A.D. Gallery
Dubai, UAE
2017 Nov – 2018 Jan
Bluerider Gallery
Nick Veasey Hidden Vision
Taipei, Taiwan
2017 Jun – Sept
Seoul Arts Centre
Seoul, South Korea
2017 Feb – Mar
Galerie De Bellefueille
Toronto, Canada
2016 June – Sept
La Jolla Gallery
CA USA
2016 Oct – Dec
UNIT
London, UK
2015 Oct – 2016 Jan
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, The National
Best Contemporary Photography 2015
Indiana, USA
2015 Apr – June
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

COLLECTIONS
EUROPE
Deutsche Post
Bonn, Germany
Deutches Roentgen Museum
Remscheid, Germany
Museum Villa Rot
Burgrieden, Germany
Science and Technology Museum
Milan, Italy
UK
Investec
London, UK
Natural History Museum
Tring, UK
National Media Museum
Yorkshire, UK
Victoria & Albert Museum
London, UK
WORLDWIDE
AMOREPACIFIC Museum of Art
Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Crossfit
San Diego, CA, USA
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA, USA
Musée de Design et D’Arts Appliqués Contemporains (MUDAC)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art
Taipei, Taiwan
Museum of Contemporary Art
San Francisco, USA
Parker Technologies
Cleveland, OH, USA
Seabury Group
New York, NY, USA
The Museum at FIT
New York, NY, USA

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