Optical illusions feature in ‘reverspective’ Dublin exhibition

by Gazette Reporter

Work by a leading British artist which focuses on optical illusions will feature in an exhibition in Dublin starting this week.

Gormleys Fine Art will host the work of Patrick Hughes who created the optical illusion known as ‘reverspective’, where parts of a picture which seem furthest away, are actually the nearest.

His work will appear alongside that of Patrick Rubinstein, also known for creating three-dimensional works that play with the illusion of movement and perception. 
Patrick Hughes was born in 1939 in Birmingham and is now based in London. His work is included in the permanent collections of the TATE Modern in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Patrick Rubinstein’s Bim bam love (Oil on Board, 130 x 130 cm) is part of an exhibition of his work and that of Patrick Hughes in Gormleys Fine Art from October 14 to 31.

For the last 25 years, his 3D paintings have been exhibited internationally and featured in many leading museums and public collections.
Born in Paris in 1960, Patrick Rubinstein grew up in the shadow of artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley and Yaacov Agam – leading figures in the Op Art and Kinetic Art movements.

He was fascinated by the way they combined geometric lines and shapes with colour to create the illusion of movement and play with the limits of the human eye’s perception. 
While their artwork was subtle, disorientating and abstract, Rubinstein’s is more intuitive and attuned to Pop Art, making his images accessible and highly engaging to a contemporary audience.

Rubinstein paints his artworks in three dimensions, allowing the viewer to see several works in one.  

His work is exhibited in leading galleries internationally and held in many prestigious collections all over the world.  
The exhibition takes place in Gormleys Fine Art gallery at 27 South Frederick Street, Dublin, from October 14 to 31.

MAIN PHOTO – Patrick Hughes’s, The Banksy of England, 2020

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