NICK VEASEYBritish b. 1962

NICK VEASEYBritish b. 1962

Nick Veasy’s practice examines the nature of the relationship of outward appearance and hidden mechanisms underneath the surface of familiar objects. The artist cites two ideas that function as the crux of his work: First is society's obsession with 'image' and second is the rise of surveillance and disappearance of privacy. He uses X-ray photographic technology that is utilized by security figures to create his work. With the rise of global communication comes the rise of pervasive security measures. The use of this technology as a tool for artistic production enables the viewer to consider his or her own fading privacy as everything becomes an object of suspect.

To counter the contemporary affect of superficiality, or to borrow from Frederic Jameson, 'the new depthlessness', Veasley strives to strip back these surface layers of physical material and metaphorical meaning. By interrupting the semaphorical apparatus of objects, Veasey hopes to offer the viewer a new vision of what is underneath the world around us whilst mimicking the operational mode of an agent of globalized communication. And wit and humour is always present in Veasey's art.

He has had many solo shows around the world, and is in many important public and private collections.