Benjamin Greenman, The Shadow of the Decorative, in ‘Hotspots,’ Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuberg, 2006

“In the ‘chocolate box’ landscapes, the designs of the plastic, reiterating natural motifs, are echoed in the desolate structures of the picture. The open shell forms are like vessels of light, with an intricate and ambiguous folding of surfaces. A humanized nature returns as an unnerving and inhuman space, something between an airless landscape and an architecture of ruins. In the age of the spectacle commodity McNab’s work resonates with a pathos that bears the trace of a humanized but unreconciled ‘nature’.”