An artist's x-ray art captures inner beauty.
A talented British artist, Nick Veasey creates photographic specimens of art in the form of X-rays. Instead of focusing on the outer beauty of an object or person, the focal point of his artwork is the “structural anatomy” or the basic inner workings.
Each image is a collage of numerous x-rays layered together. The end result is a radiating photograph which seems to represent technology in a basic way, highlighting the simplicity of humans and items.
One image features a person playing tennis. Both arms raised, with one hand holding the racket, the form is unmistakable. A standing skeleton with racket and shoes is all that can be seen, but the concentration and determination of the player can be sensed, making the picture anything but standard.
Veasey states “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.”