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Patrick Hughes

“The Perceptual Paradoxes of Patrick Hughes”

by Anna Furman

Through his strikingly illusionistic paintings, British artist Patrick Hughes takes viewers into New York City apartments lined with Pop Art, picturesque Venetian canals, and famous museums like MoMA and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

These meticulous, realist paintings on constructed board forms remind us that vision is a skill that can be sharpened and honed. Hughes explores the nature of visual perception by way of optical illusion.

Hughes’s aesthetic is consistent with a variety of art-historical styles, from Pop to surrealism, but it belongs to no one category exclusively. In creating illusory senses of space, he shares as much common ground with M.C. Escher as with Salvador Dalí (“As a surrealist sympathiser, I have no faith in realism, or indeed in reality,” the artist once stated).

And with regard to René Magritte, another clear antecedent, Hughes has explained that “he knew how to get behind the surface of things, with a hundred strategies and witty discombobulations. I don’t particularly like what Magritte’s paintings look like, I like what they think.”

Hughes’s technique is paradoxical, depicting scenes so as to create the reverse perspective of his surfaces’ physical positions in space. He calls this visual trick “reverspective”.  Using angular boxes to create three-dimensional forms, he challenges his viewers’ preconceptions about depth.

His artworks are in public, private, and corporate collections across the world including among others Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Manchester City Art Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Goldman Sachs International and The British Council.





"Sentry boxes"
Oil on board construction
Framed: 66,8h x 139w x 15d cm



Oil on board construction
Framed: 49h x 56w x 12d cm



"Robotic AP 2/2"
Oil and photographic collage on board construction
Framed: 55h x 58w x 12d cm


 Arts Council of Great Britain 
Apax Partners Holdings ltd 
Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries 
BlackRock, London 
Deutsche Bank AG, London 
Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt 
Centrica Plc 
CNA Insurance, Chicago 
Cox Insurance Holdings PLC 
Denver Art Museum 
Dudley Art Gallery 
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull 
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 
Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery 
Goldsmiths Hall 
Goldman Sachs International 
Hanjin Shipping Co., Seoul 
Hereford City Art Gallery 
Isle of Man Arts Council 
J Walter Thompson 
Kunstlicht in de Kunst 
Leeds City Art Gallery 
Leeds University 
Leicestershire Educational Authority Lloyds TSB Group plc, London 
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin 
Manchester City Art Gallery 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina 
Northeast University, Boston 
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery 
Phillip Morris Collection, New York 
Procter & Gamble, Surrey & Cincinatti 
Rexifield CC, Woogin Group, Seoul 
Royal National Institute for the Blind 
Sheffield City Art Gallery 
Swire Group, Hong Kong 
Tate Gallery, London 
The British Council 
The British Library, London 
The Contemporary Art Society 
The Lousiana Museum, Denmark 
Time Out Group, London 
Victoria & Albert Museum 
University of Edinburgh 
University of Houston, Texas 
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth 
Westdeutsche Landesbank, London 
Whitworth Art Gallery 
Wolverhampton City Art Gallery 
Würth Museum, Germany 

 1961   Portal Gallery, London 
            King Street Gallery, Cambridge 
1963   Portal Gallery, London 
1965   Hanover Gallery, London 
1970   Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1971   Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1973   Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1976   Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            Jordan Gallery, London 
            Wills Lane Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall 
1977   Newlyn Orion Galleries, Newlyn 
1978   Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast 
            Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin 
            Gallery 39, Manchester 
1979   Penwith Galleries, St. Ives, Cornwall 
            Limited Editions, London 
1980   Alberta College of Art, Canada 
            Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1981   Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA 
            Gallery 39, Manchester 
1983   Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            Bede Gallery, Jarrow 
            Edward Weston Galleries, New York 
            Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA 
            Hereford City Art Gallery, Hereford 
1985   Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            Studio Show, London (Watercolours) 
1986   Studio Show, London (Watercolours) 
            Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall 
1988   Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            50 Watercolours, Dean Clough Art Gallery, Halifax 
1989   Fifteen Years of Prints 1973-1988, Flowers East, London 
1990   Flowers East, London 
1991   Worthing Museum and Art Gallery 
            Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland 
            Flowers East, London 
1992   Beyond the Rainbow, Flowers East, London 
1993   Made in Perspective, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            The Shadow of War and Other Works, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1994   Vanishing Points, City Art Galleries, Manchester 
            Retroperspectives, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
1995   Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago 
1996   Superspective, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Patrick Hughes at Susan Kasen Summers, New York 
1997   Deutsche Museum, Munich, Germany 
            Lexus Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
            Studio Show, London 
            Reverspective, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Patrick Hughes Multiples, Belloc Lowndes, Chicago 
1998   Perspectivity, Flowers West, Santa Monica, California 
            Perverspective, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 
1999   The Movies, Flowers West, Santa Monica, California 
            Deeperspective, Flowers East at London Fields, London  
            Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, Colorado 
2000   Illusions, Louis K Meisel, New York Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago 
            Multiple Perspectives, Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago 
            Improperspective, Flowers West, Santa Monica 
            Reverse Perspectives, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto 
2001   Properspective, Flowers East, London 
            Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea 
            Flowers Central, London 
            Recent Works, Louis K Meisel, New York 
            Hyperspective, Flowers West, Santa Monica 
            Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Certain Realities, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada 
2002   Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Riperspective, Birmingham Museum&Art Gallery,Birmingham,England 
            Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago 
2003   Whopperspective, Flowers East, London 
            Reverse Perspectives, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada 
            Percepspective, Artower, Athens 
            Experspective, Flowers West, Santa Monica 
            Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea 
            Jo Hyun Gallery, Korea 
2004   Doors Etc, Flowers New York 
            Art Chicago, Chicago 
            Reverspectives, Galerie Vieleers, Amsterdam 
            Flowers Central, London 
            Reverspective, Dennos Museum Center, Midland, Michigan 
            Reverspective, Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen, Colorado 
            Persuasivespective, Louis K Meisel, New York 
2005   Escaperspective, Keller & Greene Gallery, Los Angeles 
            Imperspective, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh 
            Impossible, Flowers Graphics, London 
            Perplexspective, Flowers New York 
2006   Permanentspective, Flowers East, London 
            Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea 
            Superduperspective, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England 
            American Institute of Physics, Washington DC 
            Shaperspective, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco 
            Galerie Vieleers, Amsterdam 
2007   Grand Canals, Flowers Central, London 
            Louis Meisel Gallery, New York 
            Perspective Perpétuelle, Galerie Lelia Mordoch, Paris 
            Aspenspective, Sardella Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado 
            Perspectrum, Flowers, New York 
            Prints In Between, Flower Graphics, London 
2008   Galerie Boisseree, Cologne 
            Reverspective versus Perspective, Nicolas Metivier Gallery, Toronto 
            Perspectivirtuoso, Flowers East, London 
            Superperspectivision, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco 
2009   Patrick Hughes and Mark Mizgala, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver 
            Perspective, Harvey Nichols, Dubai 
            The Genius of Perverspective, Marigold Fine Art, New Delhi 
            Patrick Hughes, Bel Air, Geneva 
            Patrick Hughes, Intercontinental Hotel, London 
            Perfectspective, Flowers Central, London 
2010   Patrick Hughes, Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Korea 
            Perspective and Perception, Flowers, New York 
            Galerie des Lices, St. Tropez 
            GalerieLeliaMordoch, Paris 
            GalerieBoisseree, Cologne 
            Flowers Gallery, Cork St, London 
2011   50 Years in Show Business, Flowers, London 
            New Works, Flowers, London 
2012   Patrick Hughes Studiospective, Reverspective, London 
            Smallerspectives, Flowers, New York Perspectivariations, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver 
            Multispectives, Flowers, London 
            Selected Works, Flowers Gallery, Cork St., London 
            Elaine Baker Gallery, Florida 
            Kinesthetic, Flowers Gallery, New York 
2013   Reverspective Paintings, Deutsch Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland  Galerie Boisseree, Koln, Germany 

            Structure of Space, Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
            Superspectivism, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London 
            Deceptivespective, Scott Richards Contemporary Fine Art, San Francisco

2014   New Reverspectives, Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London Reading Paradox, Hanmi Gallery, Seoul
            Gallery 360, Northeastern University, Boston
            Studiolospective, Flowers Gallery, New York 
            Moving Space, Panorama Mesdag, The Hague 
            Reverspectives, Axel Pairon Summer Gallery, Knokke
2015   Patrick Hughes: Moving Spaces, Osthaus Museum, Germany
            Patrick Hughes: Perspective Anew, Flowers Gallery, New York
          Opperspective, Scott Richards Contemporary Fine Art, San Francisco
           Art Paris, Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, France
           Hughesual Perspective, Galerie Boisserée, Germany
           Hues of Hughes: Selected Works 1999-2014, Winsor Gallery, Canada
 1961   John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool 
1962   Critics Choice, Tooth's Gallery, London 
            New Approaches to the Figure, Arthur Jeffries, London 
            Drawing Towards Painting, Arts Council 
1963   John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool 
1965   Premio Lissone, Milan 
1967   Exeter Festival of Surrealism 
1968   Apollinaire Show, ICA, London 
1969   Play Orbit, ICA, London 
            John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool 
1970   Ten Sitting Rooms, ICA, London 
            Lane Gallery, Bradford 
1971   Postcards, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1972   John Moores, Liverpool 
1973   Drawing Biennale, Middlesborough 
            Angela Flowers 10, Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh 
            Earnshaw and Hughes, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull 
1974   Bradford Print Biennale 
            British Painting, Hayward Gallery, London 
            Small Paintings, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1975   Chichester Open Exhibition 
            Drawing Biennale, Middlesborough 
            Dada after Dada, JPL Fine Arts, London 
            Envelopes, JPL Fine Arts, London 
            Collage, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1976   5th International Print Biennale, Bradford 
       An Octet from Angela Flowers, Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
            Doors, Camden Arts Centre, London 
            Small is Beautiful Part II, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            The Deck of Cards, JPL Fine Arts, London 
            Dartist, Newlyn Orion Galleries, Newlyn, Cornwall 
            Prints and Other Things, Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 
1977   Third International Drawing Biennale, Middlesborough 
            Westward TV Open Competition, Truro 
            Miniatures, Coracle Press, London 
            Tolly Cobbold/Eastern Arts, Cambridge 
            Crown Art Exhibition, Reed House, London 
            South West Artists, Artists Market, London 
            To The Lighthouse, Wills Lane Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall 
            British Artists’ Prints 1972-1977, Scandinavia 
1978   The Transformation Review, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            Surrealism Unlimited, Camden Arts Centre, London 
            Foundlings, Coracle Press, London 
            Coriander Studio Prints, Curwen Gallery, London 
            John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool 
            Coriander Studio Prints, Jordan Gallery, London 
            Metamorphoses, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge 
1979   Mixed Graphics, Aberbach Fine Art, London 
            6th International Print Biennale, Bradford 
            Flowers, Francis Kyle Gallery, London  2nd National Exhibition, Tolly/Cobbold Eastern Arts 
            Contemporary Art for Charterhouse Street, London 
            14 Artists' Portfolios, Graffiti, London 
            Cleveland Drawing Biennale 
            5th Westward TV Open Art Competition 
            A Cold Wind Brushing the Temple, Arts Council of Great Britain 
            The British Art Show, Arts Council of Great Britain 
1981   5th Cleveland Drawing Biennale 
            Badges, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1982   Twelve by Twelve, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery 
            Snow, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            Coriander Studio, Thumb Gallery, London 
            Interiors, Curwen Gallery, London 
1983   6th International Biennale of Humour and Satire, Gabrova, Bulgaria 
            Images for Today, Brighton Polytechnic 
            Small is Beautiful Part III, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
1984   Trapping the Elusive, Gardner Arts Centre, University of Sussex and touring 
            The Monoprint Show, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            In The Spirit of Surrealism, Bradbury & Birch, London 
1985   Big Paintings, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            A View from my Window, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            5th Tolly Cobbold/Eastern Arts, Cambridge 
1986   Contrariwise, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 
            Flower Show; Stoke on Trent Museum and touring 
            Sixteen Artists: Sixteen Years, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            Humour in Art, Cleveland Art Gallery 
            Surrealist Revelation, James Birch Gallery, London 
1987   Drawings Summer '87 - Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London 
            Southampton General Hospital - Art Project 
            Small is Beautiful Part IV: Landscape, Angela Flowers Gallery, London 
            Sixteen Artists, Process and Product, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh 
1988   Surrealism is Dead: Long Live Surrealism, Crawshaw Gallery, London 
            Contemporary Portraits, Flowers East, London 
            Small is Beautiful Part VI, Flowers East, London 
            Freedom: A Celebration of Artists and Illustrators, Flowers East, London 
            Les Coleman and Patrick Hughes, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax 
1989   Big Paintings, Flowers East, London 
            Angela Flowers (Ireland) Inc., Co.Cork, Ireland 
            Art LA '89, Los Angeles 
            The Advent Calendar, Gallery North, Kirby Lonsdale 
            Drawn to Humour, Cleveland Gallery 
            A Tribute to Cubism, Blackman Harvey, London 
            Tricks and Transformations, City Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley 
1990   Angela Flowers Gallery 1990, Barbican Concourse Gallery, London 
            A Permanent State of Lucidity, John Bonham Murray Feely Fine Art, London 
            Badge Art Two, Flowers East, London 
            Rainforest Festival Art Auction, Bonhams, London 
            Art 21'90 Basel, Switzerland 
            Cubism, Blackman Harvey, London 
1991   Small is Beautiful Part VIII, Flowers East, London 
            Funny Looking, Liege, Belgium 
            Flowers East at Watermans, Watermans Art Centre, London 
            The Large Print Show, Jill George Gallery, London 
1992   Artist's Choice, Flowers East, London 
            The Downeen Collection, Crawford Gallery, Cork 
            Brittle Winds, John Bonham Murray Feely Fine Art, London 
            British Art comes to St Helena, St Helena 
1993   But Big is Better, Flowers East, London 
            New Work, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Small is Beautiful Part XI: Homages, Flowers East, London 
1994   After Redoute, Flowers East, London 
            The Downeen Decade, Angela Flowers Gallery (Ireland) Inc., Co Cork, Cork, Ireland Small is Beautiful Part               XII: Night and Day, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
1995   Patrick Hughes and Alison Watt at Riverside Studios, London 
            The Twenty Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Flowers at Koplin, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles 
            Small is Beautiful Part XIII: Food and Drink, Flowers East, London 
1996   Angela Flowers (Ireland) Inc., Co. Cork, Ireland 
            Patrick Hughes and Jeffery Edwards at the Riverside Studios, London 
            Small is Beautiful Part XIV: Sex, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            The Print Show, Flowers Graphics, London 
            Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago 
1997   Angela Flowers Gallery 1997, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Angela Flowers (Ireland) Inc., Co. Cork, Ireland 
            Print, Riverside Studios, London 
            Small is Beautiful Part XV: Death, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
            Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago 
1998   Susan Duval Gallery, Aspen 
            Rene Magritte and Contemporary Art, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Ostend  
            Small is Beautiful, Part XVI:Music, Flowers East, London 
1999   Surrealism: Two Private Eyes, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York 
            Perspective, Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary 
            Extrasensory Museum, commemorating the birth of MC Escher, Fukuoka, Tokyo & Nagasaki, Japan 
            Louis K. Meisel, New York 
            Small is Beautiful Part XVII: Millennium, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
2000   OdaPark, Venray, Netherlands 
            Angela Flowers Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East, London 
            Le Collège à la Collégiale, Collégiale Saint-André, Chartres 
            Ubu in UK, Mayor Gallery, London 
            Landscape, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto 
            Small is Beautiful Part XVIII: Self-Portrait, Flowers East at London Fields, London 
2001   Near and Far, Louis K Meisel, New York 
            Art Transplant, British Artists in New York, British Consulate, New York 
2002   Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind, Science Museum, London 
            East Two, Flowers East, London 
            Flowers Eleven, Flowers Central, London 
            Small is Beautiful XX: Voyage, Flowers Central, London 
2003   Head On: Art with the Brain in Mind, Science Museum, London 
            The Post-industrial Landscape, Museum of Fine Art, Prague 
            Small is Beautiful XXI: War and Peace, Flowers Central, London 
2004   An Artists Choice – David Remfry Selects, Bohun Gallery Oxfordshire 
            Gallery Selections, Flowers New York 
            Convincing Illusions, Louis K. Meisel 
            Flowers West at Keller & Greene, Los Angeles 
            Genialmente, Arte e Cervello, Trieste, Italy 
            Summer Selections, Flowers New York 
            Six Real Painters, Flowers Central, London 
            Dreaming, Flowers East, London 
            Surprise!, Modern Art in Norfolk Private Collections, Timothy Gurney Gallery at Norwich Castle, Norwich 
            Small is Beautiful XXII, Here and Now, Flowers Central, London 
2005   Angela Flowers Gallery 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East London 
            Small is Beautiful Flowers Central, London 
            Selections from the Fosterart Collection, Fosterart, London 
            Contemporary British Art, The Millinery Works Gallery, London 
            Genialmente, Arte e Cervello, Trieste, Italy 
2006   One Of A Kind, Byard Art, Cambridge 
            Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London 
2007   Prints, Flowers, New York 
            Flowers Graphics at Graphic Studio Dublin, Ireland 
            New Works by Gallery Artists, Flowers Central, London 
            Small is Beautiful XXV, Flowers Central, London 
            Small is Beautiful at Flowers, New York 
2008   Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, London Realistic and Abstract Illusions in Contemporary Art,

            Meisel Gallery, New York 
            STATIC, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston 
            Lelia Murdoch Gallery, Paris 
            Winsor Gallery, Vancouver 
            Small is Beautiful, Flowers, New York 
2009   50 Paintings for 50 Years, Portal Gallery, London 
            Visual Deception, Touring Nagoya City Art Museum, The Bunkamura Museum of Art 
            and Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan 
            Art & Illusions, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence 
            The Brain, Experimentarium Museum, Copenhagen 
            Winsor Gallery, Vancouver 
            Henley Festival Group Art Show, Henley-on-Thames 
            Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, Cork St., London 
2010   Small is Beautiful, Nursery Rhymes, Flowers, London 
            What a Relief, Flowers, London 
            Perspectives, Hyatt Regency Hotel, London 
            Personal Agenda, Flowers, New York 
            Template, 30 years of printmaking with Jack Shirreff, 107 Workshop, Wiltshire 
            Images of St. Pauls in the 21st Century, St. Pauls Cathedral, London 
            Alice au Pays des Marveilles, Next Art Elysees, Paris 
2011   The Brain, Universeum, Göteberg 
            Respective Perspectives, Drumcroon, Wigan Arts and Education Centre 
            Reverspectives, Art Gallery Vieleers, Amsterdam 
            Peter Blake & Friends, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle 
2012   The Brain, Continium Museum, Kerkade 
            Small is Beautiful, Flowers, Cork Street 
            Is It or Isn’t It? Contemporary Tromp L’oeil, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York 
            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, BernarducciMeisel Gallery, New York 
            Angela Flowers 80th, Flowers Galleries, Kingsland Rd., London 
            Luminiere& Geometries, GalerieLeliaMordoch, Paris 
2014    Visual Deception II: Into the Future, Touring Nagoya City Art Museum,

            The Bunkamura Museum of Art and Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan  

2015   Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London
            Art Miami, Miami
            Op Art - Kinetic Art - Light. Art from Josef Albers and Vaserely to Patrick Hughes, Würth Museum, Germany
            Visual Deception II: The Future, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya
            The Stash Gallery, London
            The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of the Arts, London

 1961   Anon., The Times, July 
            GM Butcher, The Manchester Guardian, July 
            George Melly, Portal Gallery Catalogue, July 
            Robert Melville, Architectural Review, July 
            Arthur Moyse, Freedom, July 
            John Nash, Yorkshire Post, July 
            Neville Wallis, The Observer, July 
            David Sylvester, New Statesman, 7 July 
            David Sylvester, Portal Gallery Catalogue, July 
            John Russell, The Sunday Times, 9 July 
            Keith Sutton, The Listener, 20 July 
            Charles S Spencer, Art News and Review, July 
            Colin Renfrew, Cambridge Gazette, August 
            'JR' (Jasper Rose), Cambridge Review, August 
1963   Cottie Burland, Arts Review, 5 October 
            John Nash, Yorkshire Post, 9 October 
            Anon., The Times, 17 October 
            Arthur Moyse, Portal Gallery Catalogue, October 
1964   Michael Cresswell, Daily Herald, 16 June 
1965   Norbert Lynton, The Guardian, 23 September 
            John Nash, Yorkshire Post, 9 October 
1970   Helena Matheopoulos, Harpers and Queen 
            Jasia Reichardt, Architectural Design 
            John Russell, The Sunday Times 
            Michael Shepherd, The Sunday Telegraph 
            Norbert Lynton, The Guardian 
            Pierre Rouve, Arts Review, 14 February 
1971   Glenn Howarth, Victoria Daily Times, 31 July 
            George Melly, Angela Flowers Catalogue, 22 October 
            James Heard, Arts Review, 23 October 
            Robert Melville, New Statesman, 12 November 
1972   Anthony Everitt, Birmingham Post, 28 January  Myfanwy Kitchin, The Guardian, 1 February 
1973   Robert Weale, New Scientist 
            Beatrice Phillpotts, Arts Review, 1 April 
            Philip Oakes, The Sunday Times, 10 June 
1974   James Heard, Arts Review 
            Arthur Moyse, Freedom 
1976   Fenella Crichton, Art International 
            Arthur Moyse, Freedom, 6 March 
            William Packer, The Financial Times, 15 March 
            Peter Fuller, Arts Review, March 
            Marina Vaizey, The Sunday Times 
1978   George Melly, Arts Review 
1979   Tanya Ledger, Arts Review, 16 April 
            John Russell, The New York Times, 2 November 
1980   Murray McDonald, Arts Review, 26 September 
            Murray McDonald, Alberta College of Art Catalogue 
            George Melly, Angela Flowers Gallery Catalogue, 30 July 
1981   Caroline Collier, Arts Video, June 
1982   Valerie Brooks, Campaign, 30 July 
1983   Les Coleman, ArtLine Review, March 
            Michael Billam, Angela Flowers Catalogue 
            Margaret Garlake, Art Monthly, May 
1985   Monica Petzal, Time Out 
            Louisa Buck, City Limits 
            Waldemar Januszczak, The Guardian, 2 August 
            Murray McDonald, Angela Flowers Gallery Catalogue, July 
            Murray McDonald, Alles und Noch Viel Mehr 
1986   Frank Ruhrmund, St Ives Times and Echo, September 
            W.E Johnson, Arts Review 
1988   Murray McDonald, Angela Flowers Gallery Catalogue 
1989   Tim Hilton, The Guardian, 11 January 
            Clare Henry, Glasgow Herald, 17 March 
1990   Tiffany Daneff, The London Evening Standard, 25 January 
            Andrew Barrow, Weekend Telegraph 
            Les Coleman, Time Out 
            James Heartfield, Living Marxism, December 
            William Feaver, The Observer 
            Murray McDonald, Flowers East Catalogue 
1991   Murray McDonald, Artline, July 
            George Melly, Flowers East Catalogue, September 
1992   Peter Nichols, The Telegraph Magazine, 16 May 
1993   Mary Rose Beaumont, Art Review, January 1993 
            Professor Richard Gregory, Murray McDonald, 
            Flowers East Catalogue, April 
            The Independent on Sunday, 25 April 
            William Feaver, The Observer, 2 May 
            Waldemar Januszczak, The Guardian, 3 May 
            Tania Githa, Time Out, 18 August 
            Ian McKay, What's On, 1 September 
            Robert Heller, The London Magazine, October 
1994   Time Out, 16 March 
            Patrick Hughes, Drawings and Things, Ambit 137 
            Sue Hubbard, Time Out, 12 October 
            Giles Auty, The Spectator, October 
            Lucinda Bredin, Home and Garden,23 October 
            Geraldine Norman, The Independent, 22 October 
1995   'The Sunday Picture', Isabel Lloyd, The Independent on Sunday, 29 January 
            Open University, BBC2, "Geometric Form" 
1996   The London Magazine, June 
1997   Sue Hubbard, Time Out, 23 July 
             John Slyce, What’s On, 30 July 
            What’s On in London, 9 July 
1998   Vanessa Thorpe, Independent on Sunday, 19 April  Barbara A. MacAdam, Art News, September 
            William Wilson, Los Angeles Times, November 
            Peter Frank, Art Pick of the Week, LA Weekly 13-19 November 
1999   Sue Hubbard, Time Out 
            Times Literary Supplement, 12th February 
            'Fooling the Eyes: trompe l'oil and reverse perspective', Perception, volume 28, pages 
            Space Magazine, The Guardian, 9th December 
            Extrasensory Museum catalogue, page 28-29 
2000   Paul D. Komar The Sciences Magazine, Canada, January / February 
            David Ebony, Art in America, May 
            Review of San Francisco International Art Expo 
            Arte Aldia News (Miami), October 
2001   Park Ryu Sook Gallery catalogue, June 
            Murray McDonald, Properspective catalogue, Flowers East 
            Evening Standard, 9 March 
            Forrest Hartman, Life -Reno Gazette, San Francisco, 1 August 
            John Cornwell, The Sunday Times Culture 12 August 
            Nicholas Wapshott, The Times 22 October 
            Joanna Hunter, The Times 6 November 
2002   Louis K. Meisel, ArtNews February 
            Alex O’Connell, The Times 3 May 
            Birmingham Voice 8 May 
            Frank Whitford, The Sunday Times, 19 May 
            Brendan Farrell The Irish Post 8 June 
            Birmingham Post, 17 June 
            Dalya Alberge, The Times 30 October 
            Dee O’Connell, Observer Magazine 8 September 
2003   Hephzibah Anderson, Metro Life, The Evening Standard 14 – 20 February 
            Rachael Campbell-Johnson, The Times 15 – 21 February 
            Anne Underwood, Newsweek 3 March 
            Whopperspective catalogue, Flowers East 
            The Segye Times, September 
            Anne Lemhofer, Prager Zeitung 16 October 
            Jiri Machalicky, Lidove Noviny, 16 October 
            Lizzy Le Quesne Prague Post 5 – 11 November 
            Richard Drury, Atelier, November 
            Radan Wagner, Umeni & Starozitnosti, November 
            Noblesse, Korea, November 
            Park Ryu Sook Gallery catalogue 20th Anniversary Exhibition 16 – 27 December 
            The National Art Collections Fund, Review 2003 
2004   Nicholas Wapshott, The Times 7 January 
            Barbara A. MacAdam, Infinity and Beyond, Art News, March 
            MH – Modern Home Magazine, Hong Kong no. 310, April 
            Visit 1 September 
            Fisun Guner, Metro 3 September 
            Richard Moss, 24 Hour Museum, 2 November 
            Working with Art (Newsletter of International Art Consultants), Autumn 2004 
2005   Murray McDonald, Multiples, Flowers Graphics catalogue 
            Hester Westley Is the Turner Ageing too Gracefully? The Times T2 p15 
            Anthony Haden-Guest, Playing to the galleries Financial Times 17 September p8 
            Perspective on Patrick Hughes Circa Magazine Winter p5 
2006   Andrew Barrow, Double Trouble Independent on Sunday 1 January p8 
            Rosie Millard, Pioneers of factory living The Sunday Times 22 January p19 
            The Times Knowledge 21 – 27 January p 5 
            Waldemar Januszczak Sunday Times January 29 
            GQ Magazine March p50 
            Virginia Boston, Portrait of an Artist Artists and Illustrators March issue p17 
2007   Brendan Flynn, Seeing is Believing, Superspective catalogue, Birmingham Museums catalogue 
            Jack Shirreff, A means of revelation, Printmaking Today, Autumn issue 
2008   Seeing Isn’t Always Believing, Artists & illustrators, September issue p29 
            Manhattan Cocktails, Artists & illustrators, December issue p42 Stéphanie Marmain, Quand la science                   vous livre ses secrets, Le Populaire du Centre, 20 November, p11 
2009   Harvey Nichols Disorientation, Gulf News 6 February, p2 
            Outlook Profit, Hale & Arty, April issue, p74 
            Kishor Singh, Deceived! Mumbai Business Standard, 5 September, p5 
            Profile : Derren Brown,Millions hang on his mind games The Sunday Times 13 September, p21 
2010   Elephant Parade May 2010 Dunbow by Patrick Hughes Little London Observationist 
            Dunbow the Elephant Parades Into Seven Dials, Seven Dials, Covent Garden May Issue 
2011   Top Artists Mark Gallery Birthday, Leigh Tyldesley & Atherton Journal 
            Patrick Hughes - "Perspective & Perception" @ Flowers Gallery Arrested Motion 17 January 
            Emma McFarnon, The Independent, 29 June 
            Jessamy Calkin, Telegraph Magazine, 9 July 
            Ideas, 18 July 
            Emily Gosling, Design Week, 12 July 
            Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, 22 July 
            Rhoda Koenig, The Independent, 22 July 
            Rachel Spence, The Financial Times, 30/31 July 
            Nicolas Usherwood, Galleries Magazine, August 
            Easy Jet Traveller Magazine, Patrick Hughes on London, August 
            Arts and Antiques Magazine, August 
            Angharad Lewis, Grafik Magazine, Volume #1 2011 
2012   How We Met (Patrick Hughes & Derren Brown), The Independent on Sunday, 29 April 2 
            Best Exhibitions, Country File, July issue 
            De wondere reverspectives van Patrick Hughes, LXRY Magazine, Amsterdam 
Books by and about Patrick Hughes
Upon the Pun: Dual Meaning in Words and Pictures: P. Hughes, P. Hammond: London: W.H. Allen, 1978 
Vicious, Circles and Infinity. An Panoply of Paradoxes: P. Hughes, G. Brecht: N.Y. Doubleday, 1975 
Behind the Rainbow: B. Smith, P. Hughes: Paradox Publishing Ltd, 1983 
More on Oxymoron: P. Hughes, Jonathan Cape, Ltd. 1983 
The Paradox Box: Optical Illusions Puzzling Pictures Verbal Diversions 1994 
Perverspective: John Slyce, Momentum, 1998 / reprinted 2005 / reprinted 2011 
Left to Write, P. Hughes, Flowers 2008 
Paradoxymoron, P.Hughes, Reverspective 2011 
Exploring Space, Surrealist Bulletin No 3, Kettlestone Press, 2011 
Geometric Form, Open University, BBC2, 1995 
Oil on Canvas, Smart TV, 1997 
Laura Cummings, The Strange and Wonderful World of Self-Portraits, BBC4, 2011 
Video & DVD 
Reverspective, Jake Auerbach & Michael Houldey, 1997 


“Riflessi sulla Laguna”

Oil and photographic collage on board construction

Edition 5 of 5, 2019

98h x 126w x 19d cm


Oil and photographic collage on board construction

Edition 4 of 5, 2019

60h x 117w x 17d cm

           'Brickolage”, 2019

           Oil on board construction


            68.5h x 85w x 18.5d cm

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