Untitled (Based On Primitive Blaze

Untitled (Based On Primitive Blaze
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

Screenprint, 2006
Signed Print Edition of 40

Critical Review

Untitled (Based On Primitive Blaze) captures Riley’s artistic philosophy that complexity lurks beneath the surface of simplicity. While the shapes that Riley uses are simple geometric shapes, the way in which the artist puts these shapes together in her compositions produces a fascinating optical effect which means the prints evoke a sense of movement.

This print showcases the way in which Riley’s early works explore the interplay of shape, line and light to create the illusion of movement. Riley’s works have been described using the term Op Art (short for optical art) as they often involve shapes, colours and patterns which are arranged in precise compositions to make the images look like they are blurred or moving.