Add a frame to this artwork. You can specify your frame, mount and glazing. All of our frames are shipped with our specialist logistics partners, and are usually dispatched within 21 working days of receiving your order, but sometimes might take longer. Please note, due to import regulations we are unable to ship framed artworks outside of the UK. Learn more about our framing service.
In the 1970s and 80s, Hughes began to turn his attentions to rainbows - a now-signature motif across his oeuvre. Yet these colourful curves are expressly anti-romantic in Hughes’ work, sprouting from dustbins or letterboxes, in pictorial play with the real, the everyday, the banal world around us. “A Rainbow,” Hughes writes, “is a transitory event composed of water, air and light. I tried to give it a mass, permanence and personality.” Anchoring the magical in the familiar, Hughes explores and challenges our conception of ephemerality, filtered through the surreal - undertones of which are never far from the surface of his paintings. Hughes has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions across the UK, Europe and the USA. His work can be seen in number of public and private collections including the British Council; The Victoria & Albert Museum; and the Print Collection at the Tate Gallery. Today, Hughes lives in East London, where he continues to work on his ‘Reverspective’ practice, which reverses the perspective of three dimensional objects and structures - proof, over half a century after the inverted staircase encounter, that some things hold onto their ‘permanence and personality’.
This artwork ships from the UK.
Take it easy, we’ll calculate your shipping costs for you dependent on the shipping address. Your order may be subject to import duties and fees upon delivery, depending on your location.
Our dedicated customer service team will keep you updated on the progress of your delivery. We aim to send out all unframed prints within 10 working days. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It happens sometimes. Your artwork arrives and just isn’t what you’re looking for. Simply email email@example.com within 14 days of receiving it and we’ll arrange a replacement or return. Our returns policy excludes artworks that are made to order, such as artwork that has been custom framed, timed releases or commissioned artworks. These cannot be returned unless they are faulty.