Broken Circle


Polystyrene, wire, jesmonite, stone powder, epoxy resin, leaves, lacquer, acrylic paint

Variable dimensions

The odd shapes of the sculpture Broken Circle do not seem to correspond to their title. All three are unique and repulsive. Diverging in their size and stained, oozing surfaces, they can evoke the disharmony of a broken circle.

In the work of British visual artist Richard Hughes, the sleazy and the trivial acquire an aesthetic dimension. Using rubbish found in the street or artificially recreating material effects with leaves, wire, acrylic, epoxy resin or lacquer, he seeks to reconstruct visions of shunned, abandoned, marginal places.

Acquired by the Pinault Collection, Broken Circle was presented during the major group show "Mapping the Studio" at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana in 2009.