24 April - 18 May 2013
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Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce Superspectivism - a
captivating exhibition of new 'Reverspective' oil paintings by
Nine new works, including Brillesque, The Joy of Roy, Baggage and
Tea Shop, each present Hughes' characteristic reversed perspective
to create the extraordinary visual illusion of a moving painting.
Playful, philosophical, paradoxical and surreal these works
challenge our perceptions of life, presenting reality in
Visitors will be drawn into an unHughesual world where a corner
shop finds it way inside a domestic interior and a suitcase becomes
supersized. You can tour the imagined galleries hung with Warhols,
Lichtensteins and Hoppers and test one's sense of balance in front
of towering stacks of books painted in reversed, flat and forced
"In the real world surreal things sometimes happen…Superspectivism
is a super version of perspective, one which moves and changes with
you as you move, which adjusts to your point of view…I hope my
pictures give an experience unlike any other, in which viewers see
the impossible happen. And I hope that we then think a bit about
why that is. If lookers and seers experience the paradox and
reciprocity of the world and themselves, they get a sense of the
flow of life."
Patrick Hughes 2013
Coinciding with Superspectivism; Moving (2013), the latest Hughes
multiple will be unveiled at the London Original Print Fair at the
Royal Academy of Arts from 24-28 April. Complimentary tickets are
available on request.
A new film about Patrick Hughes and his Reverspectives, directed
by Jake West, has recently been confirmed, with filming beginning
at the Private View.
A new monograph on the art and ideas of Patrick Hughes written by
writer and broadcaster, Rosie Millard, will be published later in
Solo exhibitions in 2013 have included Patrick Hughes at the
Deutsch Museum, Lausanne (February) and Structure of Space, Galerie
Boisserée, Cologne (March). In September, Deceptivespective opens
at Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco.
In 2014 Hughes will be featured in Visual Deception II: Into the
Future at Nagoya City Art Museum, The Bunkamura Museum of Art and
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan.