Yonhap News (Culture section) Patrick Hughes: Reading Paradox

Monday, Seoul

Patrick Hughes is best known for the creation of Reverspectives, which have a have a recurrent subject matter with high art historical relevance. His ‘sculptured paintings’,  combine a painted surface onto a three-dimensional protruding structure. They deploy a quizzical strategy in which the furthest point of a painting, in reality is the nearest point to the viewer. This exhibition seeks to celebrate, and provide another ‘reading’ of the enigmatic, upside-down, inside-out universe of Hughes’ Reverspectives. This exhibition aims to provide just a few readings of the many possible interpretations of the infinite combination of opposites at play that are contained and surfaced in Hughes’ Reverspectives.


Hughes’ work tackles perception and paradoxes.  He does this appropriating instantly recognisable works by famed artists into his Reverspectives. He references works by artists such as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine and Jasper Johns, the masters of the Pop Art movement. Hughes has inserted his own monograph ‘A New Persepective: Patrick Hughes’. Thus he adds to the infinite circle of self-reference that is present in his exhibitions. Fifty years since their creation, Reverspectives have become synonymous with Patrick Hughes and Patrick Hughes synonymous with Reverspectives.


Runs until December. 2oth, 608-12, Sinsadong, Gangnamgu, Seoul, hanmigallery.co.uk.