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March 28 – May 15, 2012

X-Ray Photographs to Go on Display in Kyiv

The exhibition of unusual photographic images created by the British artist Nick Veasey will be presented at the art gallery Brucie Collections. The artist used an X-ray machine to create his collection of photos. Veasey aims to go beneath the surface and make his audience think about what is hidden within various objects of everyday life.

X-ray machine became Nick Veasey’s camera over twenty years ago when he took a photo of a soda can for a television program. He proceeded to take a picture of his own shoe and was stunned by both images. X-rays of a bus full of people, a jacket, a teddy bear, and a plane amaze the viewer with their simplicity, laconism, and precision.

Nick Veasey explains that modern society is focused on the outside of things, on the way things look. People make assumptions based on visual aspects of the surrounding world. Veasey wants to “challenge this automatic way that we react to just physical appearance by highlighting the, often surprising, inner beauty”. In the statement, published at his official Web site, he uses typical metaphors “don’t judge a book by its cover” and “beauty is more than skin deep” to make his point.

Official Web site of the venue of the exhibition in Kyiv

When: March 28 – May 15, 2012

Where: Brucie Collections art gallery, 55b Artema St., Kyiv