- Patrick Hughes creates paintings which look like they are three dimensional.
- He calls his technique reverse perspective or “reverspective” and you can see why.
- Some of his biggest paintings sell for as much as £100,000.
London-based artist Patrick Hughes creates incredible paintings which look 3D.
The paintings are made from big sheets of wood that are sawn into trapeze or pyramid shapes. The pieces are then glued together and painted in white. 2D images are given perspective using software.
“My art is almost now an illusion, an illusion of perspective,” the artist told Business Insider. “My subjects are perspective and space. When we are looking at space, we see it in perspective, things get smaller.”
Hughes started making art 60 years ago. His first drew were rainbows, which he re-imagined upside down, with a cobweb around them, or crying out of the head of a skull.
“That was what I always wanted to do: something different, original, surreal. I love surrealism,” he said.
Hughes works in his Shoreditch studio with 10 other artists.
Some of his biggest paintings sell for as much as £100,000.
His art has been all around the world. Some pieces are on display at Flowers Gallery in London and New York.
Produced and filmed by Claudia Romeo
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