Bridget Riley: Paintings and Gouaches 1979-80 & 2011
Ridinghouse 2011 • £15 | $29.95 • Softback • 40 pp • 26 x 24.5 cm | 10.2 x 9.6 in • 15 colour illustrations • ISBN 978 1 905464 48 7
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Gouaches 1979-80 & 2011 features three new paintings which represent an important new direction in the artist's work as Riley brings her exploration of the circle from the wall to the canvas, and from black and white to colour. Through the layering of circles of yellow and orange, Riley asks the eye to continuously adjust as the shapes grow and compress, recede and advance and dance across the canvas. Nine early 'wave' gouaches, show the relationship and interplay of the colours violet, blue, green, yellow and pink in these twisted curved gouaches. Full colour illustrations are accompanied by a conversation between Bridget Riley and Robert Kudielka from 1978, in which the artist discusses her move away from the blacks, greys and whites of her 1960s and towards the use of the curve 'as a rhythmic vehicle for colour'. This publication accompanies the exhibition of the same title at Karsten Schubert, London, 7 October - 18 November, 2011.