Concrete Jungle by Murray Eskdale

by Murray Eskdale

Known for an international outlook in his work, this time Murray takes us to Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely populated cities. 'Concrete Jungle' strives to illustrate how humankind has made it's mark in Hong Kong; borne from the necessity of accommodating the vast population, the extensive government- built apartments dominate the landscape. Murray focuses in on the linear and ordered patterns of the man-made buildings and structures (modern and ancient) which contrast with, and are also arguably complementary to, the randomness and irregularity of the existing natural surroundings.

Careful composition, combined with Murray's technical proficiency, timing and ability to filter what is seen by the viewer, results in large, point-of-view, impacting works.