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Patrick Hughes

United Kingdom 1939


Patrick Hughes
Patrick Hughes
United Kingdom
August 27, 2013

Patrick Hughes is a British contemporary artist born in 1939, best known for his original concept of Reverspective paintings and wall reliefs.

Hughes is an inventor of a “reverspective” optical illusion that challenges the nature of perception and perspective by creating an illusion on a 3-dimensional surface where the parts of the picture which seem farthest away are actually physically the nearest. The artist 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 different interior spaces.