Collection: Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes (b. 1939) is a British artist known for his invention of a unique optical illusion he calls the 'reverspective', featuring three-dimensional relief paintings in which the objects that appear closest to the viewer are in fact the furthest away in physical space. Playing with perspective and distance and challenging the viewer’s understanding of vision. 'When the principles of perspective are reversed and solidified into sculpted paintings, something extraordinary happens... The mind is deceived into believing the impossible, that a static painting can move of its own accord,' the artist has said of his work. Currently living and working in London, Hughes’s works are held in the collections of the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.