Philip Hughes Art

PHILIP HUGHES: VAUCLUSE: RIDGEWAY: ORKNEY

Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1S 2QE

18th May to 17th June 2010


The exhibition draws upon three different landscapes, each being very important to the artist over a long period. Vaucluse: He spends a part of each year in the area of the Luberon. The emphasis is very much on the contrast between the intensely cultivated valley and the rugged mountains of the Luberon and Ventoux. Ridgeway: There is a set of paintings of the enigmatic mound of Silbury, and then the hill forts along the Ridgeway itself. Orkney: The work shows a collaboration between the artist and the archaeologists in Orkney, currently making new discoveries using the geophysical technologies. The exhibition also included a set of large-scale drawings mainly of stone circles.