Since propelling ‘Op art’ into the media spotlight during the 1960s, Riley has inspired fashion, design and advertising with her waves of vibrating abstractions, psychedelic surfaces, and graphic patterns. In recent years she has continued to develop her exploration of the interaction between form, colour and the subsequent effects on perception: 'I couldn’t get near what I wanted through seeing, recognising and recreating, so I stood the problem on its head. I started studying squares, rectangles, triangles and the sensations they give rise to.' Riley’s images have been celebrated for producing visual experiences that are disorienting and complex, often provoking intense sensations of movement. The term 'Rileysensation' was coined to describe this effect of looking at her paintings.
After a hugely successful show at David Zwirner Gallery in January 2018, this exhibition, spanning 70 years of Riley's work, offers an unparalleled insight into the creative trajectory of one of the most groundbreaking artists of our time. Stay tuned for booking dates.
|What||Bridget Riley exhibition, Hayward Gallery|
|Where||Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
23 Oct 19 – 26 Jan 20, Closed on Tuesdays
|Website||Please click here for more information|