Patrick Hughes
Patrick Hughes, For The Venice Biennale, 2006, Oil on board construction

Patrick Hughes

/

Biography

PATRICK HUGHES (b 1939)

Patrick Hughes made his first three dimensional relief painting in 1964 - his intention to do the opposite of what was done. More than fifty years on, he is still doing so.

First exhibiting with Angela Flowers in 1970, 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 perception and the subconscious.

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.

Hughes’ work is included in major public collections such as Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Council.

Multiples

Videos

Play
Pause
Patrick Hughes, For The Venice Biennale, 2006, Oil on board construction
Play
Pause
Patrick Hughes, Picture Books, 2009/2017, Oil on board construction
Play
Pause
Patrick Hughes, Booking, 2014, Hand painted multiple with archival inkjet
Play
Pause
Patrick Hughes, In and Out, 2019, Hand painted multiple with archival inkjet

Exhibitions

News

Newsletter signup

Get our newsletter including exhibitions, news and events
We will process the personal data you have supplied in accordance with our privacy policy. You can unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time by clicking the link in any emails.
London

21 Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ

From 14th April 2021:

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm

Our Cork Street space will reopen in compliance with government guidelines. We encourage you to make a booking before visiting, or for a private viewing outside of our regular hours. 
 

Please be advised that you are required to sanitise your hands upon arrival, wear a face covering for the duration of your visit and keep a 2m distance from others.

We have a maximum limit to the number of people allowed within our gallery at any one time and therefore we may need to ask you to wait outside or to return at another time. Thank you for your understanding.

 

London

82 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DP

From 14th April 2021, our Kingsland Road space will be open by appointment for private viewings. 
 
New York

Private viewings by appointment

 

Hong Kong

49 Tung Street
Sheung Wan

Tuesday - Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 12pm - 7pm

Close

Your saved list

Create a list of works then send us an enquiry.
No items found