An exhibition of unique compositions by British X-ray artist Nick Veasey was unveiled at Windsor's Castle Fine Art Gallery yesterday.

It will form part of the permanent display of his works at the gallery at Windsor Royal Station.

Mr Veasey is known for his innovative method which combines art and science.

In a process he likens to ‘putting together a jigsaw’, Mr Veasey’s imagery is created with machines used for medical and industrial radiography working in a lead-lined chamber in the Kent countryside.

Mr Veasey is inspired by floral radiographs of the photographer and dental scientist Albert G. Richards and has X-rayed everything from Christmas trees to the fashion designs of Alexander McQueen. His art career has seen him work with a host of prestigious brands such as Porsche, BMW, Levi’s and Nike.

His work can be seen at major museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Francisco and the Science and Technology Museum, Milan.

He said: “I like showing the insides of things and how they work. X-ray is a discovery; it’s like a forensic investigation into the subject, showing what it’s really made of.

“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 appearances by using X-rays to strip back the layers and show what it is like under the surface.”

Peter Gilby, area sales manager at Castle Fine Art, said: “Many of Nick’s pieces have taken months and months of work to produce. The VW Beetle, for example, saw him dismantle the whole vehicle, X-raying every single component individually."