The Garden Of Modern Delights reveals our warped utopia
“Nicholas Wright has a thing about the media. Previous works have shown TV sets raining from the sky or pouring from cracks in walls like a technological plague.
His latest spin on the idea takes its title from Hieronymus Bosch’s medieval visions of hell, which in Wright’s hands become endlessly mutating ink and watercolour drawings showing patches of grass strewn with CDs, games consoles and TV screens; the detritus of modern media turning into the weeds of an unnatural landscape. Bodies found in the chaos might be read as optimistic hints of human survival, but more likely stand for the last remnants of our humanity sinking into a hellish circle unimagined even by Bosch“
by WAYNE BURROWS, METRO- Tuesday, August 5, 2008
waterclour and ink on 190gsm watercolour paper