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Man Exposes Himself To X-Ray Radiation Over 20 Years, All In The Name Of Art

Artist Nick Veasey shows us the beauty of what lies beneath. Don't try this at home.

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His latest collection of work, titled ‘X-ray Voyeurism’, has been called one of the ‘weirdest’ ever experienced by art directors in a studio compromised of flashing lights, warning sirens and lead doors.

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"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." – Nick Veasey.

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. Take a flight, or go into a high profile courtroom and your belongings will be x-rayed … Security cameras track our every move.
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.

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