Bridget Riley stacked curves

"Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one." - Bridget Riley // Artist Bridget Riley is an English painter who is one of the foremost exponents of Op art.

It was around this time that the term ‘Op Art’ entered the public consciousness. Op Art captured the imagination of the public and became part of the swinging sixties. The fashion, design and advertising industries fell in love with its graphic, sign-like patterns and decorative value. Op Art was cool, and Bridget Riley became Great Britain’s number one art celebrity.

A major new exhibition that charts the career of modernist artist Bridget Riley explores her distinctive skill with movement and light

Bridget Riley  Fall 1963  ‘I try to organise a field of visual energy which accumulates until it reaches maximum tension'

Op Art Bridget Riley Fall 1963 ‘I try to organise a field of visual energy which accumulates until it reaches maximum tension'

Bridget Riley Waves

Bridget Riley, Arrest Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, © 2010 Bridget Riley. All rights reserved.

Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley is a British artist. Around 1960 she began to develop her signature Op Art style consisting of black and white geometric patterns that explore the dynamism of sight and produce a disorienting effect on the eye.

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