BIOGRAPHY

PATRICK HUGHES

Born October 20, 1939, Hughes is a British artist working in London. He is the creator of "reverspective," which is an optical illusion on a 3-dimensional surface where parts of a picture which seem farthest away are actually physically the nearest. Patrick held his first solo show in 1961 at the Portal Gallery, London. It was the first one-man show by a Pop Artist, though they were not even called that then. A few years later, Hughes made two seminal reverse perspective works, Infinity and Sticking-out Room. In the 1970s Hughes’ name became synonymous with rainbow paintings, which also became very popular as prints and as postcards; people enjoyed them as decoration, but for Hughes the rainbow represented a solid experience. In the late 1980s Hughes revisited exploiting the difference between perspective and reverspective and solidifying space. For the last 25 years his 3-D reverspective paintings have been hughesually in demand, exhibited around the world and featured in many public collections. The experience of seeing a Patrick Hughes sculptured painting in reality is really to experience unreality and the paradox of illusory space and movement.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS:
2014
Solo
Moving Spaces - Panorama Mesdag, The Hague
Studiolospective - Flowers Gallery, New York
Patrick Hughes - Gallery 360, Northeastern University, Boston
Group
Concurrent 20/20, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
Visual Deception II: Into the Future, Touring exhibition, Japan
2013
Solo
Reverspective Painting - Deutsch Museum Collection, Lausanne
The Structure of Space, Galerie Boisseree, Cologne
Superspectivism, Flowers Galleries, Cork Street, London
Deceptivespective, Scott Richards Contemporary Fine Art, San Francisco
Group
Three Surrealists, Flowers Galleries Cork Street, London
The Brain, Vilvite, Bergen, Norway
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition & Exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London
2012
Solo
Patrick Hughes Studiospective, Reverspective, London
Smallerspectives, Flowers, New York
Perspectivariations, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver
Multispectives, Flowers Galleries, Kingsland Rd., London
Patrick Hughes – Selected Works, Flowers Galleries, Cork St., London
Patrick Hughes, Elaine Baker Gallery, Florida
Kinesthetic, Flowers Galleries, New York
Group
Is It or Isn't It? Contemporary Tromp L'oeil, Bernardussi.Meisel.Gallery, New York
The Brain, Continium Museum, Kerkade
Small is Beautiful, Flowers, Cork Street
London Trilogy, Del Pino Gallery, Korea
Wells Art Exhibition
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Ayrshire
Is it or Isn’t It? Contemporary Tromp L’oeil, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
Angela Flowers 80th, Flowers Galleries, Kingsland Rd., London
Luminiere & Geometries, Galerie Lelia Mordoch, Paris