Patrick Hughes: New Perspective

Friday, July 1, 2011

Financial Times: It is fitting, given surrealism's fascination with psychoanalysis, that the British surrealist Patrick Hughes found inspiration for his best-known paintings in a memory that could double as a Freudian case history.

He recalls the nights when he would hide under the stairs with his mother as bombs rained down on war-time Hull. "We were looking at these stairs the wrong way round - stairs that only a fly could walk up. It made a strong impression: being bombed and in the dark and sleeping with my mother and seeing everything the wrong way round."

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