Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Barry W Hughes.
Lives in United Kingdom
How do you describe your own art practice?
An appreciation for the consequence of history.
What was your first experience with art?
Being Irish, it was probably a combination of Catholic symbolism and ritual combined with pre-Christian Celtic mythology.
What is your greatest source of inspiration?
The historical provenance of imagery, objects and materials – in more recent times those associated with astronomy.
What do you need in order to create your work?
Curiosity and imagination.
What are you working on at the moment?
A photographic novel about UFO conspiracy using found photographs from several countries.
What work or artist has most recently surprised you?
The photographs of Apolinar A. Villa (1916 – 1981), and the entire NASA Apollo mission photographic archive continues to surprise me.