Online Exhibition: Ian Hughes

Online Exhibition: Ian Hughes

June 8, 2020 - July 17, 2020

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"Hughes’ central images are like disembodied viscera which seem to continue living apart from the entire bodily system. It’s as if they have, like separatist protesters, decided that they are the core or essential aspect of the body and that other systems are just not worth supporting.  These viscera must have their independence. [Hughes’ paintings] are desire embodied as biological conduits, showing that bodily desire is never consummated fully, which is in contrast to our belief that spiritual desire can be consummated fully and finally, leading to eternal bliss." -- Daniel Gauss, Arte Fuse

Scrum

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

42 x 36 inches

Scrum, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 36"

Loose Thread

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Loose Thread, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Constructivist Contortionist

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Constructivist Contortionist, 2019, Acrylic on canvas 72" x 60"

Saturn

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

78 x 64 inches

Saturn, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 78" x 64"

Tangled

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Tangled, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

Through Line

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Through Line, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Whiplash

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Whiplash, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"
Whiplash, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

Under Over

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Under Over, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

"My paintings represent a longstanding belief in the possibility of translating human experience and feeling through the raw materials of painting. For quite some time I have been probing an artistic vein in which naturalistic forms shape-shift on top of an abstract color space. Regardless of what form they take, the images are rooted in the human body and more specifically, the psychological and emotional link between brain and viscera. I think this also explains my preference early on for working large scale, usually on the floor. The physicality of working large allows the body to override the brain. Only then does the door open to serendipity. Ultimately, what matters most is that, when successful, the imagery and the materials are psychologically charged and form a kind of connective tissue with the viewer." -- Ian Hughes

 

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