A very modern and British artist, born in Norwood, London.
Developing her signature Op Art style in the 1960s, possibly around the time of experiencing a Jackson Pollock exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1958.
Riley creates art that mesmerizes the senses, is optically unique and utterly non literal. But, ironically provoking more thought than most. A captivating pallet of perfect colour combinations, patterns and shapes. All working together, resulting in a lifting of one’s mind and soul, allowing to lose touch with reality for a wonderful fleeting moment.
We can only wish and then admire.
There is currently a Bridget Riley exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Until April 2017.