Henry Hudson: Sun City Tanning – Carl Kostyál

Carl Kostyál, London – 24.02.2017 – 25.03.2017


“Henry Hudson’s new body of work ‘Sun City Tanning’ is set in what looks initially like a tropical paradise featuring plants of vivid colours overlaying each other. On closer inspection however, these are landscapes of almost suffocating density. They are scenes of over-abundance, where the hallucinogenic qualities of many of plants depicted seem to have been already imbibed by the viewer. Paradise, it seems, is not quite all that it might appear at first sight.” – Niru Ratnam