Bridget Riley

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Since the beginning of her career, Bridget Riley (b. 1931) has constantly redefined the concept of abstraction and its possibilities for the painterly process. Aware of how individual and collective experiences taint one’s vision of the world, the artist creates works that free colour and form from their illustrative potential, enabling what she refers to as “pure sight”. Riley develops paintings through the accumulation and distribution of simple forms—vertical and horizontal stripes, squares, circles and ovals, triangles, rhomboids, and curves—coming together into complex arrangements fostering a sense of dynamism, and rhythm. Her paintings seem to flicker and pulsate. Riley’s profound observations of movement, light and colour have given rise to a complex and continuously evolving oeuvre that underlies a long-standing fascination for the physical process of perception.

" [...] The surprise of the first encounter with one of her paintings is owing to an astonishment that an inanimate object has apparently come to life and – more than that – is in communion with the viewer. The viewer’s surprise is, we recognise, is a self-created surprise. Perception is the medium just as much as is the canvas and the paint – more so, in that a painting, the artist acknowledges, ‘only comes to life when looked at from a certain distance’. In a way, it doesn’t exist factually at all; only in the viewer’s perception."

– John Elderfield

Image: Pink and Three Others, 2009, oil on canvas, 172 x 340 cm.; 67 3/4 x 133 7/8 in.

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Bridget Riley - Galerie Max Hetzler

Bridget Riley

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2020

€ 20.00

Bridget Riley: Measure for Measure. New Disc Paintings - Galerie Max Hetzler

Bridget Riley: Measure for Measure. New Disc Paintings

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2018
With an essay by Éric de Chassey

€ 35.00

Bridget Riley - Galerie Max Hetzler

Bridget Riley

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris / Holzwarth Publications, Berlin 2015
With a text by Éric de Chassey

THEN AND NOW - Galerie Max Hetzler

THEN AND NOW

Anthony Caro, Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley, Edmund de Waal, Rebecca Warren

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris 2014
With a text by Jurriaan Benschop

€ 15.00

REMEMBER EVERYTHING - Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45.00

Bridget Riley: Die Streifenbilder / The Stripe Paintings 1961–2012 - Galerie Max Hetzler

Bridget Riley: Die Streifenbilder / The Stripe Paintings 1961–2012

Bridget Riley

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2013
With texts by John Elderfield, Paul Moorhouse and Robert Kudielka

€ 35.00

Paintings and Related Work 1983–2010 - Galerie Max Hetzler

Paintings and Related Work 1983–2010

Bridget Riley

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, 2011
With texts by Bridget Riley, Robert Kudielka and a conversation between Bridget Riley and Lynne Cooke

Bridget Riley - Galerie Max Hetzler

Bridget Riley

Galerie Max Hetzler / Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin 2007
With a text by Robert Kudielka

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