Patrick Hughes: The Perspective Paradox

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Patrick Hughes: The Perspective Paradox

Opens: 30 Sep 2021

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Celebrating sixty years since his first exhibition

Celebrating sixty years since his first exhibition

“When the principles of perspective are reversed and solidified into sculpted paintings something extraordinary happens; the mind is deceived into believing the impossible, that a static painting can move of its own accord” Patrick Hughes

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Video by Stephanie Pochet

Hughes was a pioneering figure on the Pop Art scene. Back in 1961, his first exhibition at the Portal Gallery in Mayfair was also the first ever solo Pop Art exhibition – and shortly afterwards he invented his revolutionary technique, Reverspective. This trademark method involves painting onto 3D shapes to create the idea of perspective as the viewer moves around the work.

Lusty

Patrick Hughes

Lusty

  • 2020
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 38cm x 10cm x 32cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £10,000 – £20,000

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Patrick Hughes – Lusty

Lusty

Hughes was a pioneering figure on the Pop Art scene. Back in 1961, his first exhibition at the Portal Gallery in Mayfair was also the first ever solo Pop Art exhibition – and shortly afterwards he invented his revolutionary technique, Reverspective. This trademark method involves painting onto 3D shapes to create the idea of perspective as the viewer moves around the work.

Cases

Patrick Hughes

Cases

  • 2020
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 38cm x 10cm x 33cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £10,000 – £20,000

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Patrick Hughes – Cases

Cases

Though Hughes’s technique has been linked to Op Art (a key movement during the 1960s), Reverspective is unique because viewers are able to engage in the illusion by moving around the work to feel the full effect, rather than simply by looking at it straight on. Because of this key difference, Hughes terms his paintings ‘full body illusions’.

The illusion is made possible by painting the view in reverse to the relief of the surface, that is, the bits that stick farthest out from the painting are painted with the most distant part of the scene.

Patrick Hughes

Tall Books

Patrick Hughes

Tall Books

  • 2018
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 46cm x 10cm x 62cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £40,000 - £60,000

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Patrick Hughes – Tall Books

Though Hughes’s technique has been linked to Op Art (a key movement during the 1960s), Reverspective is unique because viewers are able to engage in the illusion by moving around the work to feel the full effect, rather than simply by looking at it straight on. Because of this key difference, Hughes terms his paintings ‘full body illusions’.

Cuboids

Patrick Hughes

Cuboids

  • 2021
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 86cm x 23cm x 66cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £40,000 - £60,000

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Patrick Hughes – Cuboids

The Writing on the Wall detail.

The Writing on the Wall detail.

Simon Kallas

Gallery View

Gallery View

Simon Kallas

Window Shopping

Patrick Hughes

Window Shopping

  • 2021
  • Oil and collage on board construction
  • Edition of 5
  • Signed by the artist
  • 181cm x 19cm x 68cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £60,000 - £80,000

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Patrick Hughes – Window Shopping

Detail of Window Shopping

Detail of Window Shopping

Simon Kallas

All Over

Patrick Hughes

All Over

  • 2020
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 116cm x 18cm x 56cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £40,000 - £60,000

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Patrick Hughes – All Over

Did You Know?

The artist’s obsession with looking at things upside down and the wrong way round has its roots in a childhood memory. Sheltering from WWII bombs in the cupboard under the stairs of his Birmingham home, Hughes would look up and consider the staircase from underneath – a different way of seeing things that has informed his thought process and themes throughout his career.

Walls Have Ears

Patrick Hughes

Walls Have Ears

  • 2020
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 81cm x 16cm x 67cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £60,000 - £80,000

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Patrick Hughes – Walls Have Ears

Walls Have Ears

The artist’s obsession with looking at things upside down and the wrong way round has its roots in a childhood memory. Sheltering from WWII bombs in the cupboard under the stairs of his Birmingham home, Hughes would look up and consider the staircase from underneath – a different way of seeing things that has informed his thought process and themes throughout his career.

Gallery View

Gallery View

Simon Kallas

Let Us Spray

Patrick Hughes

Let Us Spray

  • 2021
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 80cm x 19cm x 67cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £60,000 - £80,000

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Patrick Hughes – Let Us Spray

Sepia City

Patrick Hughes

Sepia City

  • 2021
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 117cm x 18cm x 56cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £60,000 - £80,000

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Patrick Hughes – Sepia City

Detail of Caring Haring

Detail of Caring Haring

Simon Kallas

Caring Haring

Patrick Hughes

Caring Haring

  • 2021
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 127cm x 18cm x 56cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £80,000 - £120,000

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Patrick Hughes – Caring Haring

Caring Haring

"The illusion is made possible by painting the view in reverse to the relief of the surface, that is, the bits that stick farthest out from the painting are painted with the most distant part of the scene." - Patrick Hughes

The Writing on the Wall

Patrick Hughes

The Writing on the Wall

  • 2021
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 126cm x 19cm x 55cm
  • Price excluding VAT

POA | £80,000 - £120,000

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Patrick Hughes – The Writing on the Wall

Detail of The Writing on the Wall

Detail of The Writing on the Wall

Simon Kallas

Collecting

Patrick Hughes

Collecting

  • 2021
  • Oil on board construction
  • Original
  • Signed by the artist
  • 258cm x 24cm x 70cm
  • Price excluding VAT

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Patrick Hughes – Collecting

Exclusive Show Price

Not only do you have first access to the show, you can enjoy a pre-release price of just £4,200 for Street and the retail price on general release will be £4,800.

Enter the code Street21 code to take advantage of the special exhibition pre-release price and claim £600 off at the check-out.

Street

Patrick Hughes

Street

  • 2021
  • Hand-painted multiple with archival inkjet
  • Edition of 50
  • Signed by the artist
  • 75cm x 20cm x 39cm
  • Exclusive release and show price with Hang-Up Gallery.
  • Pre-release price £4,200 for the duration of the show. Please note that the retail price on general release will be £4,800.
  • Price including VAT

£4,200

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5 Questions With | Patrick Hughes
Meet The Artist

5 Questions With | Patrick Hughes

12 Nov 2020

We are absolutely delighted to introduce Patrick Hughes to the Hang-Up roster. Hughes' work explores the nature of perception and perspective through depictions of architecture, art history and rainbows! We had the honour of visiting his incredible East London studio and asking him five questions. Read below...

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