Influenced by the artists René Magritte and Giorgio de Chirico, British artist Patrick Hughes similarly uses perception and illusion in his work. In 1964 he created his first work using the technique he invented known as the “reverspective”. The technique is characterized in his works by creating an illusion in which certain aspects of the image appear closer to the viewer when they are, in fact, farther away.
Throughout the the 1970s and 1980s Patrick Hughes was influenced by paradoxes and often used them as a theme in his work. He often utilized rainbows as a subject with which to create these paradoxes by giving a subject as fleeting as a rainbow, a sense of permanence.
BeauchampContemporary has recently acquired and is now offering the work titled Leaning on a Landscape by Patrick Hughes, an excellent representation of the artist’s oeuvre.