Six Questions

Six Questions: Barry W Hughes

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Barry W Hughes.

Artist Barry W Hughes
Lives in United Kingdom
Website http://barrywhughes.com

How do you describe your own art practice?

An appreciation for the consequence of history.

Barry W Hughes - Untitled, from the series NEOP
2013 – ongoing

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.

Barry W Hughes - Untitled, from the series NEOP
2013 – ongoing

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

The historical provenance of imagery, objects and materials – in more recent times those associated with astronomy.

Barry W Hughes - Untitled, from the series NEOP
2013 – ongoing

What do you need in order to create your work?

Curiosity and imagination.

Barry W Hughes - Untitled, from the series NEOP
2013 – ongoing

What are you working on at the moment?

A photographic novel about UFO conspiracy using found photographs from several countries.

Barry W Hughes - Untitled, from the series NEOP
2013 – ongoing

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.

Barry W Hughes - Untitled, from the series VISITATIONS
2016 – ongoing

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