Bridget Riley

Paintings and Gouaches 1979-80 & 2011
Bridget Riley in conversation with Robert Kudielka

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2011.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 48 7

Dimensions: 26 × 24.5 cm | 10 1/4 x 9 5/8 in

Pages: 40 pp, 15 colour ill

Accompanying an exhibition of the same name at Karsten Schubert, London, this catalogue features three new paintings which bring Riley's 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 in her exploration of interplaying colours, Riley asks the eye to continuously adjust as the shapes grow and compress, and dance across the canvas.


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 works and towards the use of the curve ‘as a rhythmic vehicle for colour’.