Do You Think of Me Often

Do You Think of Me Often

Watercolour

Steward's Room

Study for Meadow Arts Commission 2011


Des Hughes' sculpture on the mile walk clearly responds to Attingham's dog walking presence. This preparatory study for the work shows how he also drew inspiration from Attingham's collection. Mirroring the painting of a dog with a fish in its mouth, in this watercolour the dog is chewing on what looks like a human hand.

Des Hughes

There is deadpan humour and ingenuity in Des Hughes’ work that belies its prosaic source material. The visual dialogue formed between the objects depicted and the materials used in their making have an almost tragicomic leaning. The work is familiar, yet odd: there is always something unexplained about it to keep the viewer intrigued.

Des Hughes studied at Bath College of Art and Goldsmith’s College, London, where he achieved his MA in Fine Art. He currently lives and works in Herefordshire. Recent solo exhibitions include Endless Endless ‘Frame’ at Frieze Art Fair and Small Collections at Nottingham Contemporary in 2010, Richard Hughes and Des Hughes, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles in 2008 and Ancient & Modern, London in 2007. His work has appeared in exhibitions at numerous well-known galleries worldwide, including the Saatchi and Tate Britain galleries in London.