Additional information and images â€“ Des Hughes
Ancient and Modern, representing gallery for Des Hughes. Selected images and information.
Frieze Art Fair â€“ profile of Des Hughes
Des Hughes at Kate McGarry gallery, 21 November - 22 December 2002
Des Hughesâ€™ work bears witness to an obsessive, physical enquiry into the materials, methods and traditions of sculpture. He re-thinks conventional sculptural materials such as plaster, marble, bronze and clay. Nothing is as it first appears. For example crudely modelled clay is meticulously cast in resin but, with the inclusion of marble dust, it may appear to have been carved and polished from a block of stone or fashioned from a piece of chewing gum.