The Curve Paintings 1961–2014
Over the past 50 years, artist Bridget Riley has returned to the curve motif again and again in her work. Designed to coincide with her current exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK, this slender catalog features over 30 studies and paintings from the exhibition exploring how the artist combined curvilinear shapes with her vibrant color palette throughout her career. From her black-and-white works of the 1960s through her recent wall painting Rajasthan (2012), this is the first major survey of this theme in her work. Riley’s distinctive abstract language was shaped by her study of Paul Cézanne’s and Georges Seurat’s treatment of pictorial space. Accompanying the color illustrations are an introduction by art historian and critic Robert Kudielka, who has written extensively on Riley, and a new interview with the artist by curator Paul Moorhouse offering an in-depth exploration of Riley’s influences and developments.
8 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches / 96 pp / 43 color
Retail Price: $32.00
DE LA WARR PAVILION, UNITED KINGDOM