Jack Hughes is an award-winning abstract expressionist painter based in London, United Kingdom. Jack describes his large-scale oil paintings as originating from a sense of nostalgia and an attempt to recapture feelings on canvas. His bold figurative compositions merge with abstraction to the point that they are almost lost.
Jack Hughes' Early Career and Inspiration
Jack gained his BA in Fine Art from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2018. His artworks, a range of still life and abstract expressionist pieces, stand out for their bold underpainting and contrasting colours. Over time, his approach has shifted from explorations of existentialism to striking, densely saturated depictions of his upbringing. His current work is rooted in personal childhood experiences. In a recent project, Jack documented his dreams in a diary - particularly those tied to memories of people and places from his youth. He then uses these visions and recollections as starting points for his works. As well as nostalgic subject matter, Jack also finds inspiration in early 20th-century literature and science fiction.
Exhibitions and Collections
Jack’s work is held in private collections internationally, including in Miami and Thessaloniki. He has exhibited in shows across the UK and Europe.