About Lilac

About Lilac
Signed Print

Bridget Riley

Screenprint, 2007
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 32cm x W 65cm

Critical Review

In an interview, Riley once justified her use of the curved form by saying: “one cannot tackle the instability and infinite variety of colour relationships without relying on some sort of formal backbone.” “By using twisted curves” Riley states, “I could bunch up colour sensations in a way that went further than the lateral groupings. When colours are twisted along the rise and fall of a curve their juxtapositions change continually”. Therefore, the curvilinear forms present in About Lilac, and that underpin the entire Lozenges series, are a formal progression from the stripe of Riley’s earlier works and enable a greater depth of interaction and exploration into varying colour combinations.

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