During the early 1960s, Bridget Riley worked mainly in black and white using repeating patterns of squares, rectangles, ovals, circles and wave-like shapes positioned according to precise mathematical formulae to create a sensation of movement in her painting. From the late 1960s she began to work with colour, juxtaposing zones and bands to suggest movement and shimmers of light. Her work became synonymous with the swinging sixties, a period of extraordinary cultural activity and radical social and political change in Britain.
|Unframed, 75.9 x 75.9 cm
|IMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
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British artist Bridget Riley attended Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art, London. In 1960, she began to explore the dynamic potential of optical phenomena and produced her first black and white Op Art paintings. In 1965, Riley was part the MoMA, New York exhibition, ‘The Responsive Eye’. She represented Great Britain and received the International Prize for painting, at the Venice Biennale in 1968. A major retrospective exhibition of Riley’s work was held at Tate Britain in 2003.View Artist