Xavier Lucchesi is an artist who lives and works in Paris. He studied at the University of Marseille-Provence and wrote his thesis on “X-rays and images”. He changed his form of expression from photography to the use of X-rays in hospitals, where he finally saw the importance of seeing without images. Once he realised that photography was a kind of misinterpretation of reality, he began to examine how we project our emotions in order to understand reality. As the camera is no longer the appropriate tool, he replaces reflected light with the invisible penetrating light of X-rays, opening a field of perception into another dimension.
For ArtJaws, Xavier Lucchesi has selected works from radiographs of some of the greatest masterpieces of modern and contemporary art. These works are currently preserved and exhibited at the Musée du Louvre, the Musée Picasso, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée Rodin in Paris, with whom the artist regularly collaborates. Some pieces of the collections of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle and the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac are also part of its selection, as well as a series of portraits made on demand.