Patrick Hughes


Patrick Hughes Biography


Although Patrick Hughes studied art at Leeds Day College, he cites as his primary influences his hiding, as a youth during the bombing of London, beneath a stairwell that created a reverse perspective, Magritte’s paintings for the way they “think,” and books by Ionesco, Kafka and Lewis Carroll.  Hughes’s “stick-out” paintings bridge painting and sculpture.  His sculpture, included in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Duke University Museum of Art and The British Library, points to paradoxical experience, the impossible happening and to “a sense of the flow of life.”