Patrick Hughes Superspectivism
London, Cork Street

Patrick Hughes
Superspectivism

13 April - 18 May 2013
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Overview

Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce Superspectivism - a captivating exhibition of new 'Reverspective' oil paintings by Patrick Hughes.

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 reverse.


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 perspective.

"In the real world surreal things sometimes happenSuperspectivism is a super version of perspective, one which moves and changes with you as you move, which adjusts to your point of viewI 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 the year.

Solo exhibitions in 2013 have included Patrick Hughes at the Deutsch Museum, Lausanne (February) and Structure of Space, Galerie Boisser̩e, 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.

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    21 Cork Street
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    82 Kingsland Road
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