Preview: Patrick Hughes retrospective
Wednesday 29 June 2011
A major retrospective celebrating the work of Patrick Hughes, dubbed the 'godfather' of UK surrealists, is to be unveiled this summer.
Fifty years after his first exhibition, Patrick Hughes remains one of the UK's most popular artists. After having held his first exhibition aged just 21, Hughes became best known for his bold, iconic images, and flirtation with optical illusions.
'Patrick Hughes: 50 years in show business' is on display at Flowers Gallery, London, from 14 July until 3 September.
Born in Birmingham in 1939, Hughes went on to teach at the Leeds College of Art before becoming an independent artist. His unforgettable rainbow series, best known as postcards, have sold millions of copies, and his early works continue to excite. Hughes has also written and collated three books on visual verbal rhetoric.
The retrospective exhibition includes works on loans from private and public collections, as well as early works especially re-made for the exhibition. Visitors can lose themselves in Hughes' three-dimensional Reverspective images, and experience the visual effect of constant movement that his artwork evokes.
The exhibition will be on display at Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road London. To find out more, visit www.flowersgalleries.com
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
Led Zeppelin to release alternative Stairway To Heaven after 43 years
Freddie Prinze Jr on 24: 'Kiefer Sutherland was the most unprofessional dude in the world – I hated every moment of it'
Guardians of the Galaxy review: A superficial and half-hearted Marvel film
Great British Bake Off 2014 contestants revealed: Meet the baker's dozen
R Kelly 'dropped' from Ohio music festival following backlash
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- < Previous
- Next >