The green soul of the concrete jungle
Water contamination, air pollution, or other plagues can cause people to leave their homes. When buildings, towns and cities are left behind, nature invades and fills the void.
“There’s a real mixture of emotions that includes horror, nostalgia, regret – but also a kind of thrill, a sort of sublime excitement.” says Tate curator Brian Dillon. For me as an artist ruined buildings filled with a kind of potential for new live.
"No matter how modern we are, no matter how much progress we make – it will all come to an end, it will all fall away just like the civilisations of Greece and Rome.” Brian Dillon