It’s probably an architect thing, but I’ve always loved the three dimension optical illusions of Patrick Hughes, more so when I used to stay the Radisson Hotel in Argyle Street in Glasgow which had several of his works hanging on the walls across the bars and public areas. His latest works are on show at the Flowers Gallery in Cork Street, Mayfair as he has moved from architecture (most commonly in Venice) to art galleries and, now, libraries full of art books. The principle is astonishingly simple when you think about it, but Patrick Hughes achieves astonishing optical illusions that change and make you dizzy as you walk round them If anyone is an architects’ artist then it is Patrick.
"The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul."
To be an architect means having a wide range of interests - architecture, art and creativity in all its variety of forms, sustainability, science and innovation. The greatest interest is often where these different worlds overlap and collide - that is when something imaginative often occurs that pushes us all forward to another place
"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for example"
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- Art at the heart of the community: Hauser & Wirth Somerset
- Paper Castles in the Sky with the London Faestival of Architecture at the V&A
- The fascinating world of the Manga artist URASAWA Naoki at Japan House
- A fascinating and different side of Anish Kapoor at the Lisson Gallery
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- 50 years of imaginative art editions: Editions Schellman of Munch on show at Phillips
- Classics of Modern Photography at Sothebys London
- Cultural Contraditions in Le Tianbing’s Urban Scene at the JD Malat Gallery
- Bringing Brazil to life through its people: Marcus Lyon’s Somos Brasil
- The best of modern photography at Phillips Photography Auction
- Maps in hand, it’s the annual exploration of Clerkenwell Design Week
- Catching the mood of the moment: The European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo
- The Art of the Grape at the London Wine Fair
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- Jason Martin on Waves of paint and silver – Jason Martin at the Lisson Gallery in London