Bridget Riley

The Curve Paintings 1961–2014
Interview with the artist by Paul Moorhouse and text by Robert Kudielka

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2015 in association with De La Warr Pavilion.

ISBN: 978 1 909932 12 8

Dimensions: 25.5 x 21.5 cm | 10 1/8 x 8 1/2 in

Pages: 96 pp, 43 colour ill

Coinciding with the artist’s exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea (13 June–6 September 2015), the publication features studies and paintings from throughout Riley’s career; beginning with black-and-white works from the 1960s up to the recent wall painting Rajasthan (2012), which combines curvilinear shapes with a vibrant colour palette.


Animating the entire visual field, Riley’s distinctive abstract language is shaped by her study of Paul Cézanne and Georges Seurat’s treatment of pictorial space. Accompanied by colour illustrations of over 30 works in the exhibition, a new interview with the artist by Paul Moorhouse offers an in-depth exploration of Riley’s influences and developments.