Friday, 29 January 2010

X -Ray Lover

"We live in a world obsessed with image, what we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars...I like to counter this obsession with superficial appearance by stripping back the layers and showing what it is like under the surface." -N Veasey
Extraordinary Brit artist Nick Veasey explores inner beauties, quite literally. Above is a sample of some of my favourite Nick Veasey images. For shoe fans, image at a top is an x-ray of a wrapped parcel containing Jimmy Choo shoes, unsurprisingly beautiful in their skeletal beauty.
When I asked Nick if he had any desire to show his art here, the answer was a resounding yes.
Gallery owners keen on exhibiting more of Nick's treasures, please let's get together and work to make it happen. Additionally, I'm sure we'll be able to find a few things here in Australia that we would like to subject to a bombardment of ionizing radiation. Apologies Mr. Abbott...

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Engage engage engage

Here is an awesome video on why engaging your audience is a full-time job and a half.