patrick hughes

Patrick HUGHES
  • exhibitions
  • biography
Patrick Hughes made his first three dimensional relief painting in 1964 - his intention to do the opposite of what was done. Fifty-four years on, he is still doing so.

Hughes' painted reliefs constantly baffle his audience, demonstrating how deceptive appearances can be. As we walk towards the seemingly flat paintings they loom out at us, creating a disorientating, 'moving' experience. The preconceived assumptions of eye and brain are challenged, inevitably raising important questions about our visual perception.

His witty illusions are not meant to confuse us (although they do), but aim to clarify our relation to reality. Instead of describing paradox, we can now experience it interactively; for his work is more to do with us, the way we think and the way we perceive.

exhibitions :

Selection of museums and public collections:

Tate Britain London, UK
Victoria & Albert Museum, UK
Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries, UK
Norwich Castle Museum & Art gallery, UK
Museum of Modern Art Glasgow, UK
Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, UK
Denver Art Museum, USA
Nasher Museum of Art, USA
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Wisconsin, USA
The Nickle Arts Museum Calgary, Canada,
The Louisiana Museum, Danemark
Würth Museum, Allemagne
Sammlung Alison & Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf, Allemagne
Phillip Morris Collection, New York,
University of Houston,
Centrica plc, CNA Insurance Chicago,
Procter & Gamble, Surrey & Cincinatti,
Northeast University, Boston,
Swire Group, Hong Kong,
Rexifield cc, Woogin Group Seoul,
Hanjin shipping co. Seoul,
Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst, Eindhoven Netherlands,
Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt,
Apax Partners Holdings ltd.
Cox Insurance holdings plc.
Deutsche Bank ag London
Lloyds TSB group plc. London,
Westdeutsche Landesbank, London,
J. Walter Thompson
Goldsmiths Hall, Goldman Sachs International,
Time Out Group, London,
Arts Council of Great Britain
The Contemporary Art Society, London,
Isle of Man Arts Council
The British Council,
Leeds University,
University of Edinburgh,
University College of Wales,
Leicestershire Educational Authority,
Royal National Institute for the Blind,
The British Library, London.

Oil on board

Zoom Reading Venice

Reading Venice

Collage and oil on board - Original monotype 3 ex. + 2 AP

30" x 67" x 8" (76cm x 170cm x 20cm) available
Zoom Bon voyage

Bon voyage

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 75" x 8" (72cm x 190cm x 20cm) available
Zoom Venice the Menace

Venice the Menace

Collage and oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

33" x 94" x 12" (85cm x 239cm x 31cm) unavailable 30" x 87" x 11" (77cm x 220cm x 28cm) available
Zoom Robotic, 2015

Robotic, 2015

Collage and oil on board - Original monotype 5 ex.

21" x 22" x 4" (54cm x 56cm x 11cm) available
Zoom Round Venice

Round Venice

Collage and oil on board - Original monotype 5 ex.

23" x 92" x 11" (58cm x 233cm x 28cm) available
Zoom Venice Volumes, 2013

Venice Volumes, 2013

Collage and oil on board - Original monotype 5 ex. + 2 AP

11" x 30" x 5" (29cm x 76cm x 13cm) available 18" x 37" x 6" (46cm x 95cm x 14cm) available
Zoom Nutty Slack, 2009

Nutty Slack, 2009

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

26" x 58" x 8" (65cm x 147cm x 20cm) available
Zoom Argenteo, 2016

Argenteo, 2016

Collage and oil on board - Original monotype 5 ex.

22" x 40" x 10" (57cm x 102cm x 25cm) available 30" x 47" x 11" (76cm x 120cm x 27cm) available
Zoom Città Vecchia, 2017

Città Vecchia, 2017

Collage and oil on board - Original monotype 5 ex.

18" x 37" x 5" (46cm x 94cm x 12cm) available
Zoom Suitcases at the door, 2012

Suitcases at the door, 2012

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

26" x 59" x 8" (66cm x 149cm x 20cm) available
Zoom Off on a Tangent, 2018

Off on a Tangent, 2018

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

31" x 71" x 11" (78cm x 181cm x 29cm) available
Zoom Past Palazzo, 2017

Past Palazzo, 2017

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

20" x 26" x 7" (50cm x 65cm x 17cm) available
Zoom Poignant Palazzo, 2017

Poignant Palazzo, 2017

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

20" x 24" x 5" (50cm x 61cm x 12cm) available
Zoom The Barnes Foundation, 2016

The Barnes Foundation, 2016

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 89" x 10" (77cm x 225cm x 26cm) available
Zoom Very Venice, 2018

Very Venice, 2018

Collage and oil on board - Original monotype 5 ex.

26" x 32" x 7" (67cm x 81cm x 17cm) available
Zoom Bill Brandt, 2010

Bill Brandt, 2010

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

28" x 57" x 8" (71cm x 145cm x 20cm) available
Zoom This is not a Magritte, 2018

This is not a Magritte, 2018

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 46" x 8" (75cm x 116cm x 21cm) available
Zoom Venetia, 2019

Venetia, 2019

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 86" x 11" (76cm x 219cm x 28cm) available
Zoom A Palazzo in Venice 2019

A Palazzo in Venice 2019

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 48" x 11" (76cm x 123cm x 29cm) available
Zoom Venicextravaganza, 2018

Venicextravaganza, 2018

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 86" x 11" (76cm x 218cm x 27cm) available
Zoom Venice Askew, 2019

Venice Askew, 2019

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

25" x 63" x 7" (63cm x 161cm x 18cm) available
Zoom City Walls, 2019

City Walls, 2019

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 68" x 9" (75cm x 172cm x 24cm) available
Zoom Making A Mark, 2013

Making A Mark, 2013

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

19" x 41" x 5" (49cm x 104cm x 13cm) available
Zoom En Grisaille 2016

En Grisaille 2016

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

30" x 66" x 11" (75cm x 168cm x 29cm) available
Zoom Riflessi Sulla Laguna , 2019

Riflessi Sulla Laguna , 2019

Collage and oil on board - Original monotype 5 ex. + 2 AP

39" x 50" x 8" (100cm x 128cm x 20cm) available
Zoom A Maze , 1991

A Maze , 1991

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

41" x 99" x 19" (104cm x 252cm x 47cm) available

Impression lithographique

Zoom Hoppera, 2008

Hoppera, 2008

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 45ex.

17" x 37" x 7" (43cm x 95cm x 18cm) available 0" x 0" (0cm x 0cm) available
Zoom Corner, 2015

Corner, 2015

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50ex.

17" x 22" x 6" (43cm x 56cm x 16cm) available
Zoom Great Wall, 2016

Great Wall, 2016

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50ex.

18" x 44" x 6" (46cm x 113cm x 15cm) available
Zoom Jazz, 2016

Jazz, 2016

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50ex.

18" x 36" x 8" (45cm x 91cm x 20cm) available
Zoom Bookends, 2015

Bookends, 2015

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50ex.

25" x 35" x 7" (63cm x 89cm x 17cm) available 25" x 35" x 7" (63cm x 89cm x 17cm) available
Zoom Home, 2001

Home, 2001

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 40 ex.

17" x 31" x 7" (44cm x 80cm x 19cm) available
Zoom Outlook, 2002

Outlook, 2002

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 40 ex.

17" x 31" x 7" (43cm x 78cm x 19cm) available
Zoom Art Apartment, 2004

Art Apartment, 2004

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 45ex.

17" x 37" x 7" (42cm x 95cm x 18cm) available
Zoom Silver, 2017

Silver, 2017

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50ex.

18" x 23" x 7" (46cm x 58cm x 17cm) available
Zoom Robotski, 2017

Robotski, 2017

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50ex.

18" x 39" x 6" (45cm x 100cm x 16cm) available
Zoom Collection, 2018

Collection, 2018

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50ex.

17" x 38" x 5" (44cm x 96cm x 13cm) available
Zoom Surreal, 2018

Surreal, 2018

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50ex.

18" x 35" x 7" (46cm x 90cm x 18cm) available
Zoom Lagoon, 2018

Lagoon, 2018

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 75ex.

22" x 35" x 6" (57cm x 89cm x 15cm) available
Zoom Banksy, 2018

Banksy, 2018

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 100 ex. + 20 AP

18" x 39" x 7" (46cm x 100cm x 17cm) available
Zoom Magritte

Magritte

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Original edition of 7ex.

19" x 41" x 10" (47cm x 104cm x 25cm) available
Zoom Poppish, 2019

Poppish, 2019

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 75ex.

18" x 40" x 7" (46cm x 101cm x 18cm) available
Zoom Artists' Books, 2019

Artists' Books, 2019

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

37" x 27" x 9" (95cm x 69cm x 23cm) available
Zoom Banksee, 2019

Banksee, 2019

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 75ex +10AP

17" x 40" x 7" (44cm x 102cm x 17cm) available

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