Luke Watson's work challenges long held assumptions about the separation between the unmediated experience of nature and the proliferation of virtual worlds all around us. His paintings point to how the environments that we inhabit can be staged, modeled and rendered in ever more convincing ways. In this way, synthetic motifs are played off against their orginal referents while returning us to a sense of wonder about the valances of habitation. Drawing on notions related to the anthropocene, hyper-objects, and hyper-reality, Watson's work allow us access to an idealic world that is chromatically rich, dynamically constructed and painted with pain-staking care. Objects that have a certian resonance with origami, compositions that also present us with allegorical content and colors that have a strong visual impact are all hallmarks of his aesthetic. Otherwordly in their designs, Waton's imagery allows us to visit another kind of world, one that feels simultaneously alien and playful. In this way his images suggest venturing into the wild as a means of reconnecting with our long lost origins as well as the potential to create "other natures". In front of his paintings we are able to have an uncanny encounter with the world we used to know as it is transformed into something wholly enigmatic, errie and beautiful, haunted by a touch of the sublime.