Wall Street International (Arts Section) Patrick Hughes: Reading Paradox
Monday, New York
Hanmi Gallery, Seoul is pleased to present ‘Patrick Hughes: Reading Paradox. Patrick Hughes’ ‘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.
Hughes’ Reverspectives have a recurrent subject matter with high art historical relevance – the city of Venice, art collection interiors and stacked books make frequent appearances. Fifty years since the creation of the first Patrick Hughes Reverspective, Hanmi Gallery is delighted to present seventeen Reverspectives in Seoul.
Patrick Hughes was born in October 1939 in Birmingham, England. He is widely recognised as one the major painters of contemporary British art, he is also designer, teacher and writer. Hughes’ works are part of many international public and private collections including: Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Library, British Council, in London; Deutsche Bank, Hanjin Shipping Co., Seoul, Woogin Group, Seoul, Goldman Sachs International and Wurth Museum, Germany.
Runs until December. 2oth, 608-12, Sinsadong, Gangnamgu, Seoul, hanmigallery.co.uk.