One of the most intriguing, and on-going, questions facing every artist is how to represent the modern world. Each artistic age has encountered its own idea of modernity and created its own answers to the issue. What is the modern world? What images sum us up? How are we different from our forefathers? What will items will be in exhibitions about our era? The acrylic art of Vikki Hughes is thoroughly modern in all ways. Her images remind me of stripped away posters in train stations and alongside motorways around the world. Each layer gives a different slice of the story. Or do these paintings remind you of the way in which computers condense different ideas and reduce the whole world into a pre-conceived sequence? Perhaps they are an attempt to capture the space age photos of the surface of some far off planet, or the scanned surface of a mountain range? Whatever they are to you, it is clear that they represent an endless pattern, much like the modern world, too big and complex for an individual to see. What we get is a small piece of the whole, a tiny part of the jigsaw which looks abstract, yet is noticeably beautiful.
When the viewer gets up close to these works, they see how much detail and imagination has gone into creating each canvass. Different shapes and shades collide to give texture and form to each square inch of the painting. Because they are unflinchingly contemporary and distinctly stylish, these works would look fantastic in the home of any forward thinking individual or company. The colours are subtle and brooding, casting a warm, deep glow that seems to radiate from the surface. Vikki Hughes is one of our favourite new artists, here at London Art and we are sure that you can see why. If you are looking for a fresh take on abstract expressionist art, look no further. We are on hand if you have any further questions or want to see more of the art we sell.