Bridget Riley: colour, stripes, planes and curves
Ridinghouse 2011 • £14.95 | $29.95 • Hardback • 40 pp • 29.8 x 25 cm | 11.7 x 9.8 in • 23 colour, 3 b&w illustrations •
ISBN 978 1 905464 49 4
Published on the occasion of her exhibition of the same name at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (24 September - 20 November 2011), this catalogue traces Bridget Riley's progress through the agency of stripes, planes and curves through her paintings and studies from the past 30 years. Riley's early colour paintings were strongly influenced by the discoveries of Seurat and the Impressionists. Study of Cézanne, in particular his practice of drawing with colour and a desire to dig deeper into pictorial space, led to the introduction of planes in grids formed by the junction of intersecting verticals and diagonals - and of colours and contrasts. Accompanying 13 works from the exhibition is an interview with the artist conducted by the Director of Kettle's Yard, Michael Harrison, which focuses on Riley's continuous movement through colour and the influence of other artists in her work.