Patrick Hughes



Patrick Hughes is one of Britain’s most exhibited artists. His work is included in some of the most prestigious international public collections including the British library, Tate Gallery, London, the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, The Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt and the Denver Art Museum.

Hughes emerges out of the school of OP-Art and is Britain’s single most recognizable artist using optical illusion. Unlike his European counterparts, Victor Vasarely and Yaacov Agam, Hughes uses everyday subject matter like clouds, sky, bookshelves and doors as imagery.

The work is interactive by creating an optical illusion that the viewer must participate in. His work forces the viewer to stop, assess and question. Patrick Hughes makes his outdoor public art debut in the
 2009 – 2011 Vancouver Biennale.


Education Program Material

About Artist and Artwork (PDF)


Photo Credit


Artwork: Dan Fairchild Photography

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