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Patrick Hughes

Poppish, 2019

Hand painted multiple
17 3/4 × 40 1/4 × 6 3/4 in
45.1 × 102.2 × 17.1 cm
Edition of 75
This is part of a limited edition set.
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San Francisco
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Tangent Contemporary Art
San Francisco
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Poppish is the newest hand-painted multiple by Patrick Hughes. This work features two very complex …

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Poppish is the newest hand-painted multiple by Patrick Hughes. This work features two very complex cut-in elements, (the robot in the box on the left and the stack of books on the right) which are constructed inwards and greatly enhance the "movement" and optical aspect of this particular piece. Images of …

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Print
Condition
Each unit in the edition is in excellent condition and is enclosed in a three-dimensional clear acrylic lucite box.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Included
Patrick Hughes
British, b. 1939
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Patrick Hughes’s paintings and wall reliefs wittily address art history and the nature of perception and perspective. He invented an optical illusion called “reverspective,” a neologism for reverse perspective. Hughes begins by constructing pyramid- or wedge-shaped blocks out of wood, which he combines into ridged panoramas. He then paints scenes into the blocks, depicting interior spaces—including museum galleries hung with iconic artworks—as well as landscapes and city views. The protruding parts of the works appear to recede, and the receding parts appear to protrude. As viewers walk by the pieces, the compositions seem to move. Hughes once remarked: “In my reverspective, you have a contradictory and paradoxical experience. I wouldn’t think they’re beautiful. I think . . . they can be awe-inspiring.”

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San Francisco
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Poppish is the newest hand-painted multiple by Patrick Hughes. This work features two very complex …

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Poppish is the newest hand-painted multiple by Patrick Hughes. This work features two very complex cut-in elements, (the robot in the box on the left and the stack of books on the right) which are constructed inwards and greatly enhance the "movement" and optical aspect of this particular piece. Images of …

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Medium
Print
Condition
Each unit in the edition is in excellent condition and is enclosed in a three-dimensional clear acrylic lucite box.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Included
Patrick Hughes
British, b. 1939
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Patrick Hughes’s paintings and wall reliefs wittily address art history and the nature of perception and perspective. He invented an optical illusion called “reverspective,” a neologism for reverse perspective. Hughes begins by constructing pyramid- or wedge-shaped blocks out of wood, which he combines into ridged panoramas. He then paints scenes into the blocks, depicting interior spaces—including museum galleries hung with iconic artworks—as well as landscapes and city views. The protruding parts of the works appear to recede, and the receding parts appear to protrude. As viewers walk by the pieces, the compositions seem to move. Hughes once remarked: “In my reverspective, you have a contradictory and paradoxical experience. I wouldn’t think they’re beautiful. I think . . . they can be awe-inspiring.”

Patrick Hughes

Poppish, 2019

Hand painted multiple
17 3/4 × 40 1/4 × 6 3/4 in
45.1 × 102.2 × 17.1 cm
Edition of 75
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
San Francisco
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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