Patrick Hughes was born in 1939, he is a surrealist artist who is fascinated by perspective drawing. He is good at making use of optical illusion to create “sculptural” perspective paintings. In 1964, he created the first “reverspective” work, derived from his childhood memories. The word “Reverseness” indeed is made up by the artist, and he interprets as the meaning of “inside-out”. When the German air raid on Crewe in 1941, he and his mother hid in a cupboard under the stairs. When he looked up, he found that they were the opposite of what he usually saw. This is his ever first memory of “reverseness”, since then he has been deeply attracted by this visual illusion, and pursued a lifelong interest in paradox, oxymoron and optical illusion. In the 1980s, he regressed to the concept of his first work made in 1964, “Sticking-out Room”, and began to create a large number of paintings from a reverse perspective, undoubtedly he still interests the world with the art of perspective perception.
Patrick HUGHES 帕特里克·休斯