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Patrick Hughes Art

British, b. 1939

Patrick Hughes was born in Birmingham, England, in October 1939. He is a self taught artist who plays with perspective, optical illusions and figure-ground relationships. Building upon the work of M.C. Escher, Rene Magritte and Richard Artschwager, Hughes' paintings form a bridge between painting which is static and two-dimensional, and sculpture which is not.

Hughes held his first exhibition in 1961 and went on to develop his distinct perspective studies in the early years of his career. In calling the main body of his work, “Reverspective,” Hughes aims to warp our perceptions by constructing solid space through the use of sculpted painting.

Hughes builds his sculptured paintings using board which is taped together, gessoed and sanded until it is a pristine wall relief which mimics the shape of space. He then goes on to compose images of rectilinear forms such as buildings, books, doorways, boxes and gallery walls. The resultant painted reliefs baffle his audience by demonstrating how deceptive appearances can be. His Surrealist horizons imply deep space while the surface of the painting appears flat. Yet upon walking toward these seemingly flat paintings, they loom out at us, creating a disorientating, moving experience. Hughes challenges the assumptions of our eye and our brain, raising important questions about human perception and the subconscious.

Soon after his first appearance on the London art scene Hughes began exhibiting with Angela Flowers Gallery and continued to do so for over 40 years. In addition, he has taken part in many solo and group exhibitions across the UK and in America. As well as painting, he has also written and collated three books on visual and verbal rhetoric.

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(Biography provided by Alon Zakaim Fine Art)

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Artist: Patrick Hughes
Venetia
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
edition of 50
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2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Digital

Patrick Hughes - Robotic, robot, contemporary, lilliput, op art, optical
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Patrick Hughes (b.1939) Robotic 2020 hand painted multiple with archival inkjet 51 x 53.5 x 16 cm edition of 60 plus 10 AP Price: £4,800 GBP (inc. 20% UK VAT) Provenance: Direct fr...
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2010s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Paint, Archival Ink

Patrick Hughes - Maeght, contemporary, op art, optical, reverspective, fondation
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Patrick Hughes (b.1939) Maeght 2019 hand painted multiple with archival inkjet 45 x 90 x 18 cm edition of 75 plus 10 AP Price: £7,200 GBP (inc. 20% UK VAT) Provenance: Direct from...
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2010s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Paint, Archival Ink, Inkjet

Street
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Patrick Hughes Street 2021 hand-painted multiple 38.9 x 74.8 x 19.6 cm (15¼ x 29½ x 7¾ in.) edition of 50 Provenance Direct from the artist’s studio Notes “I have lived and work...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Patrick Hughes - Popsee, contemporary, op art, optical, reverspective, artworks
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Patrick Hughes (b.1939) Popsee 2020 hand painted multiple with archival inkjet 45 x 102 x 17 cm edition of 75 plus 10 AP Price: £7,200 GBP (inc. 20% UK VAT) Provenance: Direct from...
Category

2010s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Paint, Archival Ink, Inkjet

The Scottish Museum of Modern Art by Patrick Hughes
By Patrick Hughes
Located in New Orleans, LA
Patrick Hughes b. 1939 British The Scottish Museum of Modern Art Oil on panel Signed, titled and dated “The Scottish Museum of Modern Art / Patrick Hughes / 2019” Part painting, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Panel, Oil

Sea City
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Edition of 100 plus 10 AP
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Oil

The Banksee
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Ed. 75 Patrick Hughes (b. 1939) is a British artist working in London. He is the creator of “reverspective,” an optical illusion on a three-dimensional surface where the parts of th...
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2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Ink

Holiday reading
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Direct from the artist's studio
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Acqua Alta Again by Patrick Hughes
By Patrick Hughes
Located in New Orleans, LA
Patrick Hughes b. 1939 British Acqua Alta Again Oil on panel Signed, titled and dated “Acqua Alta Again / Patrick Hughes / 2017” (en verso) Another success from the artist, Acqua...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Golden
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Bristol, GB
Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet Edition of 60 Signed and numbered on the front New, as issued by the publisher Please note that this artwork is sold on consignment from t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Inkjet

Rainbow Bed, Oil on Canvas Painting by Patrick Hughes, 2019
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Rainbow Bed, Oil on Canvas Painting by Patrick Hughes, 2019 Patrick Hughes’s paintings and wall reliefs wittily address art history and the nature of perception and perspective. He ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

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Canvas, Oil

Her eyes on the horizon
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Signed, titled and dated (on the verso)
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil

Street
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Bristol, GB
Hand painted multiple with archival inkjet Edition of 60 + 10 AP's Signed and numbered on the front Mint, as issued Framed in Perspex Our mission is to connect art collectors to opp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Paint, Inkjet

Mirror image
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Direct from the artist's studio
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

PALM DOOR (3D HAND PAINTED MULTIPLE)
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand-painted 3D multiple with lithography. Hand signed and numbered by Patrick Hughes. Published by Flowers Gallery, London. Edition 25/35. Plexi box presentation box included. ...
Category

1990s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

Palazzi
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Ed. 50 Patrick Hughes (b. 1939) is a British artist working in London. He is the creator of “reverspective,” an optical illusion on a three-dimensional surface where the parts of th...
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Acrylic

Love Love Love
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Direct from the artist's studio
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Banksi
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
edition of 100 plus 15 AP
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Oil

Pleasure Island, 3-D Painting by Patrick Hughes
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Long Island City, NY
A unique 3-D painting by Patrick Hughes. Artist: Patrick Hughes, British (1939 - ) Title: Pleasure Island Year: 1999 Medium: Oil on Board 3-D Construction, signed, titled and...
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1990s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Patrick Hughes - Jazz, contemporary, op art, optical, reverspective, matisse
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Patrick Hughes (b.1939) Jazz 2016 hand painted multiple with archival inkjet 43.5 x 91.5 x 18.5 cm edition of 50 plus 10 AP Price: £7,200 GBP (inc. 20% UK VAT) Provenance: Direct f...
Category

2010s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Paint, Archival Ink, Inkjet

Banksi
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Bristol, GB
Hand painted 3D multiple with archival inkjet Edition of 100 Mint, as issued Signed and numbered on the front
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Archival Ink

POPULAR (3D HAND PAINTED MULTIPLE)
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand-painted 3D multiple with archival inkjet. Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Published by Flowers Gallery, London. Edition 23/50. Plexi box presentation box included. Si...
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Archival Ink

Patrick Hughes - Hanging on a hook, rainbow, gloss, moon, contemporary, painting
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Patrick Hughes (b.1939) Hanging on a Hook 1978 gloss paint on board 91 x 91 cm Price: £19,000 GBP Provenance: Private collection, UK (acquired directly from the artist in the late ...
Category

1970s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Paint, Board

Black Stars, Aquatint by Patrick Hughes
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Patrick Hughes, British (1939 - ) Title: Black Stars Year: 1980 Medium: Aquatint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 30/90 Size: 36 x 29.25 inches
Category

1980s Pop Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Aquatint

Sunscrapers
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Patrick Hughes, British (1939 - ) Title: Sunscrapers Year: 1980 Medium: Aquatint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 24/90 Size: 36 x 29.25 inches
Category

1980s Pop Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Aquatint

Sea City
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Bristol, GB
Hand-painted 3-D print with lithography, in a Perspex case Edition of 100 + 10 AP Signed and numbered on the front New, as issued by the publisher
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Lithograph

City - Lithograph, Print, Reverspective, Contemporary Art, Patrick Hughes
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Hand-painted multiple with lithography. Signed in pencil, inscribed 'Proof', a proof aside from the edition of 40. In a perspex presentation box. Published by Flowers Gallery, Lon...
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Early 2000s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

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Lithograph

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1970s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

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Patrick Hughes - Banksy, contemporary, graffiti, op art, optical, reverspective
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Located in London, GB
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Located in Long Island City, NY
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    Patrick Hughes does paintings, prints and sculptures. He is well-known for his reverspective pieces, three-dimensional geometric abstract compositions that challenge conventional patterns of perception. One of his most celebrated works is the Sticking-Out Room. You'll find a selection of Patrick Hughes art on 1stDibs.

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