Patrick Hughes "Perspective and Perception"


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Patrick Hughes’ world is one of flux and paradoxical space in which vision is mobile. Preconceived assumptions of the eye and brain are challenged, inevitably raising questions about one’s perception, subconscious and the science of sight.
Patrick Hughes is known internationally for paintings that reverse the perspective of an image in three-dimensions, challenging perceptions of reality. They raise and illuminate puzzling questions about the nature of art and representation. His technique of reverse perspective presents the world the ‘wrong’ way around; the viewer is forced to see the picture receding when in reality it is protruding and vice versa. Closer inspection reveals the mechanics of the illusion; yet even with this in mind, the viewer’s eyes cannot stop the visual magic from occurring. The fascination in this work lies in the revelation that the mind cannot necessarily see what it knows to be true.



from December 10, 2010 to January 22, 2011

Closing Reception on 2011-01-22 from 18:00 to 20:00


Patrick Hughes

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