REVEALED: Graham Humphreys’ stunning artwork for Horror Channel FrightFest 2017

Horror Channel FrightFest is delighted to present Graham Humphreys’ stunning artwork for this year’s annual Bank Holiday event, the UK’s largest celebration of genre cinema, taking place at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema between Thurs Aug 24 & Mon Aug 28, 2017.

Celebrating a return to one of FrightFest’s former homes (The Empire) and the revival of some familiar characters to the festival line up, such as Chucky, Victor Crowley & Leatherface were inspirations behind the concept.

Graham reveals: “My image is an attempt to amalgamate the Gothic roots of horror with the 70s Monster revival that saturated the US and UK, inspiring generations of filmmakers that created some of the most successful film franchises and oddities of the last 40 years. Universal monsters meets 70s bubble gum pop. I also thought it would be fun to play with the idea of a FrightFest Phantom, the face behind the best in horror and added the scratches and dirt to make it look like old damaged film stock.”

Press contact:
Greg Day
Co-Director, FrightFest
Director, Clout Communications
greg@cloutcom.co.uk

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ART NEWS (UK): Patrick Hughes back with ‘super’ new exhibition

Flowers Gallery is to exhibit ‘Superspectivism’. a captivating new collection of works by Patrick Hughes, at its gallery in Cork Street, London.

The nine new ‘Reverspective’ oil paintings include Brillesque, The Joy of Roy, Baggage and Tea Shop. Each present Hughes’ characteristic reversed perspective to create the extraordinary visual illusion of a moving painting. Playful, philosophical, paradoxical and surreal, these works present reality in reverse.

Visitors will be drawn into an unHughesual world where a corner shop finds it way inside a domestic interior and a suitcase becomes supersized. You can tour the imagined galleries hung with Warhols, Lichtensteins and Hoppers and test one’s sense of balance in front of towering stacks of books painted in reversed, flat and forced perspective.

Hughes said today; “In the real world surreal things sometimes happen… Superspectivism is a super version of perspective, one which moves and changes with you as you move, which adjusts to your point of view…I hope my pictures give an experience unlike any other, in which viewers see the impossible happen.  And I hope that we then think a bit about why that is.  If lookers and seers experience the paradox and reciprocity of the world and themselves, they get a sense of the flow of life.”

Patrick Hughes: Superspectivism

24 April – 18 May 2013

Press Lunch   Tuesday 23 April 1pm

Private View   Tuesday 23 April 6 – 8pm

In conversation with the artist   Saturday 4 May 11.30am

Flowers Gallery

21 Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ

www.flowersgallery.com       

    Press contact:

    Greg Day
    Director
    Clout Communications Ltd
    M: +44 (0) 7889 861646
    E:
greg@cloutcom.co.uk

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