Distributed for Hirmer Publishers
Bridget Riley: Painting 1980–2011 surveys the artist’s recent dynamic and productive career. Since the early 1980s, Riley has increasingly experimented with color in her art. With works like Echo and Red With Red, she explores the spatial effects of color, creating geometric patterns throughout her compositions that convey movement and three-dimensionality that change according to the viewer’s position. Riley also began to incorporate curves into her work in the form of radiant, rhythmic lines and arches that seem to make the surface of these painting vibrate. This book collects nearly fifty of Riley’s best-known works from the past three decades, including paintings, gouaches, and a series of studies. Renowned experts Michael Bracewell, Eric de Chassey, Lucius Grisebach, and Robert Kudielka provide critical commentary to these works, which are also accompanied by an interview with the artist by Michael Harrison.
Beautifully illustrated and broadly accessible, this book will renew interest in this remarkable twentieth-century artist.
Words of Welcome
Foreword and Acknowledgements
“In order to see one had to paint”
“If you can’t go wrong, there’s absolutely no way you can go right.”
Éric de Chassey
The Art of Bridget Riley: The Intellect of the Eye
Bridget Riley (1992)
Bridget Riley in Conversation with Michael Harrison (August 2011)
Bridget Riley and Michael Harrison
Works in the Exhibition
About the Authors