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.

multiples

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 Serenissima, 2016

Serenissima, 2016

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

20" x 42" x 8" (52cm x 107cm x 20cm) 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 Popping, 2017

Popping, 2017

Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet embellished by hand - Limited edition of 50 ex. + 10 AP

18" x 40" x 7" (45cm x 102cm x 17cm) available
Zoom Palazzo, 2017

Palazzo, 2017

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

25" x 31" x 8" (63cm x 78cm x 21cm) available

monotypes

Zoom Blue Moon

Blue Moon

oil on board with collage - Original monotype 5 ex. + 2 AP

30" x 68" x 10" (76cm x 173cm x 26cm) available
Zoom Argenteo, 2016

Argenteo, 2016

oil on board with collage - Original monotype 5 ex.

22" x 40" x 10" (57cm x 102cm x 25cm) available
Zoom Città Vecchia, 2017

Città Vecchia, 2017

oil on board with collage - Original monotype 5 ex.

18" x 37" x 5" (46cm x 94cm x 12cm) available
Zoom Vivid Venice, 2017

Vivid Venice, 2017

oil on board with collage - Original monotype 5 ex. + 2 AP

24" x 46" x 7" (61cm x 118cm x 17cm) available

originals

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 Placid Palazzo, 2017

Placid Palazzo, 2017

Oil on board - One of a kind original artwork

20" x 24" x 5" (50cm x 61cm x 12cm) unavailable

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