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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
Banksi
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
edition of 100 plus 15 AP
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2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Archival Ink

A Newer Perspective By Patrick Hughes
By Patrick Hughes
Located in New Orleans, LA
Patrick Hughes b. 1939 British A Newer Perspective Oil on panel Signed, titled and dated “A Newer Perspective / Patrick Hughes / 2017” Part painting, part sculpture and part opti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-Impressionist Patrick Hughes Art

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Oil, Panel

Canaletto
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
A hand painted three dimensional, Reverspective print, inspired by Venice. Produced in 2024. This print comes housed in a bespoke perspex display case. A limited edition of 75. Hand...
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2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Ideal Home By Patrick Hughes
By Patrick Hughes
Located in New Orleans, LA
Patrick Hughes b. 1939 British Ideal Home Oil on panel Signed, titled and dated “Ideal Home / Patrick Hughes / 2023” Patrick Hughes, a London artist, creates works that blend pai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Patrick Hughes Art

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Oil, Panel

Studio
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
A hand painted three dimensional, Reverspective print, inspired by his own popart & books laid out in the studio. Produced in 2023. This print comes housed in a bespoke perspex displ...
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2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

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Archival Pigment

Popsee
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
A hand painted pop culture inspired, three dimensional, reverspective print. Incorporating work by Warhol, Vasarely, Thiebaud, Hughes, Lichtenstein, Koons, Banksy, Haring, and fina...
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2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

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Archival Pigment

Paree
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
A hand painted three dimensional, Reverspective print, inspired by Paris. Produced in 2023. This print comes housed in a bespoke perspex display case. A limited edition of 75 pieces....
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2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Love (A4)
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Fine Art Giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching 21 x 29. 7 cm Edition of 100 Accompanying certificate of authenticity with the artist's digital signature Patrick Hughes is a ren...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Patrick Hughes Art

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Giclée

POPSEE
By Patrick Hughes
Located in PARIS, FR
Patrick was born in Birmingham, England in October 1939. His first exhibition was in 1961 and his first reverspective, Sticking-out Room, was made in 1964. Hughes' original painted r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

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Archival Ink, Acrylic

Banski
By Patrick Hughes
Located in PARIS, FR
Patrick was born in Birmingham, England in October 1939. His first exhibition was in 1961 and his first reverspective, Sticking-out Room, was made in 1964. Hughes' original painted r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Acrylic

Patrick Hughes - Night and Day, 2023
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Central, HK
Patrick Hughes - Night and Day, 2023 Medium: Archival Inkjet on Somerset Satin Enhanced 330gsm Paper Edges: Cut Year: 2023 Edition: 60 Size: 40cm x 69.8cm Signature: Hand-signed and...
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2010s Patrick Hughes Art

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Satin Paper

Patrick Hughes - Mondrainbow, 2018
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Central, HK
Patrick Hughes - Mondrainbow, 2018 Medium: Archival Inkjet on Somerset Satin Enhanced 330gsm Paper Edges: Cut Year: 2018 Edition: 50 Size: 49.5cm x 60.5cm Signature: Hand-signed and...
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2010s Patrick Hughes Art

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Satin Paper

Patrick Hughes - Please, 2018
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Central, HK
Patrick Hughes - Please, 2018 Medium: Archival Inkjet on Somerset Satin 330gsm Paper Edges: Cut Year: 2018 Edition: 30 Size: 68cm x 50cm Signature: Hand-signed and numbered
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2010s Patrick Hughes Art

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Satin Paper

1970 British oil on floating panel work by Patrick Hughes, pink on white
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Patrick Hughes (British, b.1939) Assemblage, c. 1970 Oil on floating panel 35.7/8 x 47.7/8 in. (90.8 x 121.3 cm.) Patrick Hughes is a British artist known as the creator of reverspe...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Patrick Hughes Art

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Oil, Board

1966 Patrick Hughes 'House Bricks' collage on board, inscribed and titled
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Patrick Hughes (British, b.1939) House Bricks Collage and oil on board Inscribed with title and dated ‘1966’ (on the reverse) 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm.) Patrick Hughes is a British ...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Geometric Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

In Tents
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
hand painted multiple with lithography 44.5 x 96 x 15 cm (17½ x 37¾ x 6 in.) edition of 45 'In Tents' is presented in a perspex box
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Early 2000s Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Lithograph

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...
Category

2010s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Acrylic, Archival Ink

Paree
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Price inc. 20% UK VAT
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2010s Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

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 Constr...
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1990s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

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 perc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Canvas, 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

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Paint, Inkjet

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

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

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 worked in Shoreditch for a quarter of a century and I have watched with delight and amazement the rise of Street Art...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Board

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

Acrylic, Archival Ink

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
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

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

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Paint, Archival Ink, Inkjet

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...
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2010s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

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Paint, Archival Ink, Inkjet

Patrick Hughes - Walls Have Ears, optical art, reverspective, op art, illusion
By Patrick Hughes
Located in London, GB
Patrick Hughes (b.1939) Walls have ears 2020 oil on board construction 66.5 x 80.5 x 16 cm Price: £66,000 GBP (inc. 20% UK VAT) Provenance: Direct from the artist's studio Notes: ...
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2010s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

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Board, Oil

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 ...
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1970s Contemporary Patrick Hughes Art

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Paint, Board

Sunscrapers, Geometric Abstract Aquatint Etching by Patrick Hughes
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
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1980s Pop Art Patrick Hughes Art

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Aquatint

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
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1980s Pop Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Aquatint

Waste Paper
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Tallinn, EE
Waste Paper 1991. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 45/75 in pencil. . Screenprint in colours on wove. 71 x 49 cm. «When the principles of perspective are reversed and solidified ...
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1990s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

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Screen

Good Morning
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Tallinn, EE
Good Morning Signed, titled, dated and inscribed 'AP' in pencil. 1990. An artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 75. Screenprint in colourson wove. 71 x 49 cm.
 «When...
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1990s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

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Screen

The Dusty Doorknob
By Patrick Hughes
Located in Tallinn, EE
”The Dusty Doorknob”. 2000 Titled, signed and dated on the reverse in black felt-tip pen: The Dusty Doorknob Patrick Hughes 2000. Oil on panel, relief. 64,8 × 160 × 16 cm (82,5 × 17...
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Early 2000s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

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...
Category

Early 2000s Op Art Patrick Hughes Art

Materials

Lithograph

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Questions About Patrick Hughes Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    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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