Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley R.A.
(British)
1931 - Present

Riley began to be noticed in the 1960's as a prominent British 'Op' artist. Her early works were predominantly black and white which gave a sense of drama and foreboding to her pieces, as time went on Riley found her way back to the use of colour, this change in tact would give Riley the individuality that her work is today recognised for. When we talk about Bridget Riley's artwork the immediate image that is conjured up is the long multi coloured vertical stripped painting or print, but Riley has ventured more into her work than just that. Her use of Geometric shapes and fragmentation of form has opened new doors into the complex world of her work, and anyone overlooking these marvellous pieces would be denying themselves a glimpse of genius.

Her achievements include being awarded the prestigious premio at the Venice Biennale, and having a major retrospective of her work at Tate Britain. Her work is included in permanent collections at the Tate, the Museum of Modern Art New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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