Made To Measure

Made To Measure
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

Screenprint, 2020
Signed Print Edition of 175

Critical Review

The influence of the French post-Impressionist artist, George Seurat shines through in this print. Seurat developed a painting technique known as pointillism which involved making paintings out of small, distinct dots of colour. The effect of this technique is creating vibrant and dynamic surfaces, something which interested Riley greatly, as the artist was fascinated by the way in which movement could be conveyed in her artworks.

Made To Measure captures Riley’s artistic philosophy that complexity lurks beneath the surface of simplicity. In addition to the use of spots, Riley often creates patterns out of geometric shapes and the artist is well known for her Stripe prints in which she carefully arranges stripes in horizontal, vertical or diagonal formations.