Bakerhouse Gallery
Graz / Berlin

Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes is an artist who has designed many of his works in a "reverspective" perspective, this is an optical illusion on a three dimensional surface where parts of the image appear distant, yet are physically closest.
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Bakerhouse Gallery is proud to present Patrick Hughes exclusively in Austria!

Patrick Hughes' first solo exhibition took place in Mayfair, London in 1961. Since then he has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and New York, as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland - a total of 154 to date. Patrick made his first relief painting in 1964. He has refined his system enormously over the past fifty years, a system that is widely imitated.

His works consist of wooden pyramids built in perspective but upside down, with the furthest point of the depicted space closest to the viewer. The resulting illusion is extraordinary; the viewer relates to the painting as it appears to move seamlessly, giving the impression of being in space or outside the architecture depicted.

The University of London awarded Patrick Hughes a Doctor of Science degree in 2014 for his contribution to the study of the psychology of perception. Hughes has studied visual and verbal logic his entire career and has written a book about it. His book, Paradoxymoron, Foolish Wisdom in Words and Pictures, offers a masterful insight into his original thinking.

The Tate Gallery, the British Library, the British Academy, the Wurth Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Detroit Institute of Art, and many other institutions display Hughes' art. Reflecting on the history of art and architecture, his imaginative and inventive work is inspiring and insightful about our world and our relationship to it.


1961 - heute mehr als 150 Ausstellungen weltweit