X-Ray Art Exhibited at Geneva Gallery

The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland hosts X-RAY - an exhibition of x-ray photographs by British visual artist Nick Veasey. Veasey's artwork is a classic example of the fusion between art and science, transcending classification as photography. Using radiographic imaging equipment, the London-born artist reveals the intricate compositional anatomy of a range of everyday objects in fantastic detail. Solid matter is penetrated and rendered ghostly and gentle, affording the beholders a sense of never-before-experienced perspective. Every image is captured on 35cm by 43cm (14 inches by 17 inches) sections. That is more than enough room if he is x-raying a lightbulb, but for something like a VW Beetle, it means Veasey has to dismantle the whole vehicle, x-raying every single component individually - months of meticulous work. Veasey eventually turns all his x-rays into digital files by scanning them on a 1980s drum scanner - "a beast of a scanner", one that creates the "most fantastic, high-resolution" images. The files are then imported to a computer and patiently stitched together digitally with the visible overlap of the numerous x-ray sections removed. Veasey admits that he derives much of the joy not just from the final images, but the journey he has taken to arrive at this destination. His small team work out of his Radar Studio, a converted Cold War spying station in the middle of a field in southern England's Kent countryside. This isolated location is vital because of the potentially lethal levels and emission times of the x-rays that the artist uses. Born in 1962, Veasey developed an interest in photography as a teenager before becoming a professional in his thirties. He worked in the advertising and design industries for the best part of a decade, focusing on conventional still photography work, and it was during this time that he first used x-ray as a photographic medium, when he was asked to x-ray a soda can for a TV show. While doi - Geneva, Switzerland - Tuesday 12th May 2015 (12 Pictures)


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